Grand Canyon Skywalk

The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a horseshoe shaped steel frame with a glass floor and sides that overhangs 70 feet (21 m) from the Grand Canyon's rim looking through down 4,000 feet to the bottom of the canyon. The Skywalk, also known as the "Glass Bridge" is the most famous attraction at Grand Canyon West, but there are other points of interest and unique canyon views as well. The Skywalk is most easily accessed through Kingman or Las Vegas as opposed to the more commonly visited South Rim accessed through Williams or Tusayan, AZ. The Grand Canyon Skywalk is managed by the Hualapai Tribe and located on tribal lands, consisting of just less than 1,000,000 acres. The tribe has about 2,300 members with Peach Springs on Highway 66 being the location of the tribal headquarters. The tribe operates a hotel, restaurant, and gift shop in Peach Springs.

Skywalk from Kingman, Arizona

  • Turn north on US 93 and proceed about 30 miles (48 km) to Pierce Ferry Road - turn right.
  • Go 28 miles (45 km) on Pierce Ferry Road
  • Turn right onto Diamond Bar Road, which will merge into Buck and Doe Road and continue onto Grand Canyon West
  • Total distance from Kingman, Arizona is 79 miles (127 km) and takes about 1.5 hours to drive

Skywalk from Las Vegas, Nevada

  • US-93 south to Boulder City, Nevada
  • Proceed 45 miles (72 km) to Pierce Ferry Rd.- turn left
  • Go 28 miles (45 km) on Pierce Ferry Road, turn right onto Diamond Bar Road, which will merge into Buck and Doe Road and continue onto Grand Canyon West
  • Total distance from the center of Las Vegas, Nevada is 122 miles (196 km) and takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes to drive

Visitors are not permitted to drive themselves to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. A "tour package" offering everything from basic transportation to the Skywalk including photos with tribe members, to adding a river rafting or helicopter ride when visiting the Skywalk must be purchased in order to get to this part of the Grand Canyon. A minimum tour package is $49 + tax with an additional $25 admission fee to walk the Skywalk itself, making it about $80 per person to interact with this attraction.

We recommend purchasing your tour package through one of the tour companies below. Many of the recommended tours companies upgrade the quality of transportation, provide knowledgeable guides, lunch and even include other perks and types of tours at a reasonable price.

In Short

  • You MUST purchase one of the Packages to visit Grand Canyon West.
  • Packages do include your Grand Canyon West Entrance Fees to the Hualapai Tribal Lands.
  • The Entrance Fees are Per Person.
  • Grand Canyon West is located on the Hualapai’s Tribal lands, therefore, the National Park Passes and Entrance Fees DO NOT apply at Grand Canyon West.
  • For any other questions or inquiries, please call 1-888-868-9378 or 928-769-2636.

  • How big is the Grand Canyon Skywalk?
    It's a 4-inch-thick glass floor extending almost 70 feet out over the rim of the canyon.
  • How strong is the Grand Canyon Skywalk?
    The Skywalk is strong enough to bear the weight of seventy 747 passenger jets.
  • How high is the is the Grand Canyon Skywalk over the canyon floor? 4,000 feet
  • How much did it cost to build the Skywalk?
    According to Hualapai officials, the cost of the Skywalk was $30 million. Future developments include restaurants, a museum, movie theater, VIP lounge and other amenities.
  • What is the cheapest way to walk on the Skywalk?
    Hualapai Legacy Day Pass is $49.92 including tax
    This package includes admission and the following:
    - Official Hualapai visitation certificate
    - Photo opportunities with Hualapai tribal members
    - Hop-on hop-off shuttle to all viewpoints, including Hualapai Ranch, Eagle Point, and Guano Point
    Then add $25 + tax to walk on the Skywalk
  • *Total for this package is $77

    For $5 more, you could get the Legacy Gold Package that includes lunch $82.37 total.


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