Grand Canyon Skywalk Travel Guide

Grand Canyon Skywalk

The Grand Canyon Skywalk and other West Rim activities are located on the Hualapai Indian Reservation in the Western Grand Canyon, a few hours from Las Vegas, NV.  This area is generally referred to as Grand Canyon West. The Skywalk is a Glass Bridge hanging suspended 70 feet over the rim of the Grand Canyon and it sits 4,000 feet above the Colorado River.  The Skywalk was opened in March of 2007 and allows visitors to walk beyond the rim via a clear glass walkway with views of the Canyon floor well below their feet.

Grand Canyon West Vistas are not as dramatic as the better-known South Rim, but it’s an amazing destination non-the less and convenient for visitors coming from Las Vegas for the day. Complete with its own airport, small lodge and canyon view restaurant, the West Rim receives daily flights from Vegas and other destinations.  Along with the Grand Canyon Skywalk, there are hummer tours, mule rides, pontoon boat rides, whitewater rafting and replicas of cowboy and native villages.  For those coming from Las Vegas with limited time, or those who have already seen the North Rim or South Rim this is a great destination to add to your trip. Read the guide below to find out more about the Grand Canyon Skywalk or check out our West Rim map to see all the nearby activities and attractions.

Grand Canyon Guru is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Thanks.

Grand Canyon Skywalk Location

The Grand Canyon Skywalk is located at Grand Canyon West and can be visited by driving to the Skywalk on your own, or by taking one of several tours departing from Las Vegas. Grand Canyon tour packages from Las Vegas and tours that start at Grand Canyon West consist of more than just visiting the well-known glass bridge over the Canyon.

If you decide to drive yourself, you can choose from several packages, which include horse rides, a helicopter flight, pontoon boat ride or hummer ride, as well as walking the Skywalk.  There is also a replica Native American village, a ranch with cabins for rent, and several viewpoints with a hop-on, hop-off shuttle.

Grand Canyon West Tours & Ticket Prices

To visit the Grand Canyon Skywalk, or any attractions or tours at the West Rim on the Hualapai Reservation visitor must purchase the Hualapai Legacy Day Pass.  This is similar to the entrance fee you pay at Grand Canyon National Park. This pass gives you a Visitation Certificate and shuttle access to viewpoints, including Eagle Point where the Skywalk is located. Keep reading to learn more about specific Skywalk passes and fees, or check out our recommended Skywalk and Grand Canyon West Tours.

  • Hualapai Legacy Day Pass Price: $49.92
    This includes your official Hualapai Visitor Certificate, Hop-on Hop-off shuttle and photo ops with tribal members.
  • Grand Canyon Skywalk Ticket Price: $21.65
    Step out onto this amazing glass bridge that stretches 70 feet out from the Rim and 4,000 feet above the Canyon floor for a once in a lifetime experience. Visitors must purchase the Hualapai Legacy Day Pass in order to buy Skywalk Tickets.
  • Hualapai Legacy Gold Ticket Price: $82.37
    This includes your official Hualapai Visitor Certificate, Hop-on Hop-off shuttle, meal at a West Rim Viewpoint, a Skywalk ticket and photo ops with tribal members.
  • Hualapai VIP Tour: $333.14
    *For groups of 2 or more only
    This includes your official Hualapai Visitor Certificate, Hualapai Guide, Tour of West Rim viewpoints in a private 10-passenger shuttle, your meal, a Skywalk ticket, Native American gift and photo ops with tribal members.

Grand Canyon Skywalk Tours from Las Vegas

From Las Vegas, NV you can fly to Grand Canyon West to visit the Skywalk and experience several other Grand Canyon West tours.  Both helicopter and plane flights are available from Vegas, which offer coach tours, pontoon boat rides on the Colorado River and the option for a multi-day trip.  A more economical option is a motor coach, van, or hummer tour, which include several activities like boat and horse rides, as well as the Skywalk.

Grand Canyon Skywalk Tours from the South Rim and other locations

If you traveling to the Skywalk from the North or South Rim, or other Grand Canyon Area locations, driving is your best options. Once you reach the West Rim, you can purchase the Hualapai Legacy package and choose from a large number of additional tour, including the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

Grand Canyon Trip Coaching

Professional Trip Planning

Need help planning your canyon trip? Hire our professional travel advisors or trip coaches.
Grand Canyon Rafting

Top Rated Adventure

Get below the rim. Grand Canyon rafting tours are one of our top picks to add adventure to your vacation.

Recommended Grand Canyon Skywalk Tours

Grand Canyon West Rim Bus and Skywalk

Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour Optional Skywalk

Duration: 12 hours
Rating: 4 out of 5
from $89 on Viator

Book Now

Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Optional Skywalk

Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight Skywalk Option

Duration: 7 hours
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
from $429 on Viator

Book Now

Grand Canyon Hoover Dam with Optional Skywalk

Grand Canyon Hoover Dam with Optional Skywalk

Duration: 9 hours
Rating: 5 out of 5
from $188 on Viator

Book Now

One Day Whitewater Rafting

Grand Canyon White Water Rafting from Las Vegas

Duration: 15 hours
Rating: 5 out of 5
from $645 on Viator

Book Now

Attractions, Viewpoints and Services 

One thing there is no shortage of at the Skywalk are activities. Although the Grand Canyon Skywalk is the main attraction, there are numerous other options to experience Grand Canyon West. Scenic Flights, rafting trips, hummer rides, scenic tours, horseback rides and a dude ranch are some of the more popular options.

Outside of the Skywalk and Grand Canyon West are several other nearby attractions. There is a beautiful Joshua Tree forest on the way to Grand Canyon West and a working ranch where visitors can experience the old west. The nearby town of Meadview is located next to Lake Mead National Recreation Area, a great place for swimming, boating and fishing. For more information on nearby activities, check out our West Rim Destination page.

  • Scenic Helicopter Flights- A beautiful 15-minute flight through the western Grand Canyon for a birds-eye view! This trip departs from the air terminal where tickets can be purchased.
  • Helicopter/Pontoon Boat- Take a helicopter flight from the Canyon Rim and land along the Colorado River.  Enjoy a scenic pontoon boat ride with a narrated tour along a peaceful section of the Colorado River. This trip departs from the air terminal where tickets can be purchased.
  • Rafting Trips- Experience the only 1-Day whitewater rafting trip in the Grand Canyon or go on an overnight float trip.
  • Hummer Tours- Explore the Grand Canyon in a Hummer! With a 1-hour Off-Road Hummer adventure.
  • Horseback Rides at Hualapai Ranch- Get a taste of the old west with a 30-minute, 90-minute, or 3-hour trail ride along the West Rim of The Grand Canyon.
  • Eagle Point- This is the main viewpoint at Grand Canyon West and the home of the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Eagle Point is named after a natural rock formation that looks like an eagle.  Along with a great view, Eagle Point has Native American dances and replica village of local tribes.
  • Guano Point- Guano Point got its name from the Bat Guano mining operation set-up to mine the guano from a cave on the other side of the Grand Canyon. An aerial tramway with a 7,500 cable was built to access the nitrogen rich guano which is used as a fertilizer. The mine is no longer in operation, but this is a great place for visitors interested in Grand Canyon History…the view’s not bad either.

Grand Canyon Skywalk Restaurants

The Skywalk and Grand Canyon West have several restaurants to choose from including The Skywalk Café, Sa Nyu Wa Restaurant (Skywalk), Guano Deli (Guano Point) and meals at the Hualapai Ranch if you’re staying overnight.

Grand Canyon Skywalk Lodging

The Hualapai Ranch offers rustic lodging near the Skywalk at a Dude Ranch style setting with shows, tours and meals included.

Grand Canyon West and the Hualapai Tribe

Grand Canyon West is made up of 1 million acres of land that is part of the ancestral home of the Hualapai Tribe. Hualapai means “People of the Pines” and they are one of several native tribes that made the Grand Canyon their home. If you want to learn more about the Hualapai, go to the official website of the Hualapai Tribe.

Get Grand Canyon ready

Small Group Grand Canyon Tours

Small Group Adventures

Have the Grand Canyon Guru find the perfect small group tour for your Grand Canyon adventure.

Self-Drive Grand Canyon Tours

Self-Drive Tour Design

Work with our Professional Trip Designers to create a custom Self-Drive Grand Canyon vacation.

DIY Grand Canyon Tour

DIY Adventure Planning

Have our Professional Trip Coaches answer your questions and help you plan a better adventure.

Private Grand Canyon Tours

Custom Private Tour Design

Have our Destination Experts design a hand-crafted private tour for a fully guided Grand Canyon experience.

adventure awaits

Download our free guide to the best of the Grand Canyon

Get the guide