Grand Canyon Skywalk
The Grand Canyon Skywalk takes you over the edge on the first-ever 4,000-foot high glass bridge. This attraction is located only 2 ½ hours away from Las Vegas by road and only 45 minutes by air. Grand Canyon Skywalk is part of Grand Canyon West, which is most accessible from Las Vegas. And while you're in the area, popular Skywalk trips include eagle-eye views of Lake Mead and Hoover Dam on a premier helicopter or airplane tour from Las Vegas.
The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a rare architectural accomplishment that extends 70 feet past the edge of the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Visitors of the Grand Canyon Skywalk can walk over the western rim of the Grand Canyon on a clear, glass-floored structure built to withstand over 71 million pounds of weight, and experience the sensation of seeing the canyon fall straight away below their feet. The Skywalk was made to withstand high winds, harsh winter weather conditions, and forces of nature beyond what is typical for the area. The Skywalk is so strong it can hold the weight of 71 loaded 747 passenger planes stacked on top of one another.
How to See the Skywalk When Traveling from Las Vegas
This amazing structure located on the Hualapai Tribe's Grand Canyon West, is best accessed on an array of half-day and full-day tour options from Las Vegas. There are several Grand Canyon tour companies from Las Vegas that package the Skywalk with helicopter tours, airplane or ground tours, plus tours of Hoover Dam on the way to the Skywalk. Most Grand Canyon Las Vegas tour companies offer hotel pick-up and customizable add-on side trips. If you choose to visit the Skywalk without a tour company, use the hop-on-hop-off shuttle to tour Grand Canyon West's three main points of interest. We recommend upgrading your entrance package to include everything from horseback riding to Canyon floor helicopter landings to pontoon boat rides on the Colorado River.
Skywalk Grand Canyon Fees
- General Admission* to Grand Canyon West (NOT part of Grand Canyon National Park): average: $45/pp (changes depending on day and time of year). A General Admission ticket is required for all visitors - then you can add Skywalk admission in addition to the General Admission price.
- Add On Skywalk: $23/pp
- Add On Meal Ticket at the Skywalk Cafe: $22/pp
*General Admission includes hop-on, hop-off shuttle service for a self-guided tour of all points of interest at Grand Canyon West as well as performances, scenic viewpoints, cultural activities, and more.
Open Daily including holidays
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
March through November - last ticket sold 4:45pm
Location & Parking
Skywalk is located at Grand Canyon West. Offsite parking is available with complimentary hop-on, hop-off shuttle service to the Skywalk.
Grand Canyon West does not have a Postal Address. Most GPS systems will identify the Location by entering either “Grand Canyon West” or “Grand Canyon West Airport.” If the GPS tries to take you to Peach Springs then try updating your system. You can also use Lat. 35.987220 & Long. -113.820773
Best Time of Year to Visit Grand Canyon West & Skywalk
Like one would expect of the American Southwest, Grand Canyon West easily heats up to above 100°F in the summer. Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim & North Rims) is much cooler in temperature during the summer months than the West Rim. For that reason, the best time to visit the Grand Canyon Skywalk is in the Spring and Fall seasons. But even in the middle of winter, the temps are still in the high 50°F's during the day. If that's not cold for you, you'd benefit from much smaller crowds and a much more peaceful experience. You can reference the temperature by month below to see which months are most to your liking:
Monthly Average Temperature at Grand Canyon West Rim
Other Important Information
The Hualapai Tribe has attire requirements when visiting Grand Canyon West and reserves the right to refuse admission if guidelines are not met.
Attire that is not appropriate for GCW (and which may result in refusal of admittance) includes but is not limited to:
- Clothing with objectionable material, including obscene language or graphics.
- Clothing made with offensive material, (i.e. transparent).
- Clothing that is excessively torn.
- Clothing which, by nature, exposes portions of the body that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment such as string bikini tops, G-strings, bikini bottoms, etc.
- All GCW guests are required to wear shirts and shoes at all times. Swimsuit tops are allowed when worn with other appropriate clothing.
- Most of the terrain at GCW is rugged. We strongly recommend wearing either hiking shoes or tennis shoes during your visit to prevent ankle injuries.
Pets are not permitted on tours or allowed to be left in parked cars. Pet accommodations are available at the Hualapai Ranch (fee applies). Service animals are permitted on tours.
CELL PHONES & CAMERAS
Personal items such as cell phones, cameras, purses, backpacks, etc. are not allowed onto the Glass Bridge. A free locker for you to store your items will be provided while you are on the Skywalk. Photos can be purchased for $17 per print or $69 for a complete package of digital photos.
Book Your Stay when Visiting Grand Canyon Skywalk
POPULAR GRAND CANYON SKYWALK TOURS
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Experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world from the land, air and water on this guided, full-day tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Travel through a Joshua Tree forest en route to the Grand Canyon’s West Rim for sightseeing how you wish. Upgrade to add a walk on the gla
Experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world from the land, air and water on this guided, full-day tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Travel through a Joshua Tree forest en route to the Grand Canyon’s West Rim for sightseeing how you wish. Upgrade to add a walk on the glass-bottomed Grand Canyon Skywalk and/or a thrilling helicopter flight into the canyon coupled with a pontoon boat ride on the Colorado River. A hot lunch at the Grand Canyon and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Leaves from Las Vegas | Optional River Tour | Optional Air Tour | Optional Skywalk Tour | Professionally Guided | Hotel Pickup | Lunch Provided
Explore one of the seven wonders of the world—the Grand Canyon—on this day trip to the west rim from Las Vegas. With included transport to and from the Strip, you can easily plan this day trip into your Las Vegas getaway. Along the way, stop for photos at the Hoover Dam. Take in views of t
Explore one of the seven wonders of the world—the Grand Canyon—on this day trip to the west rim from Las Vegas. With included transport to and from the Strip, you can easily plan this day trip into your Las Vegas getaway. Along the way, stop for photos at the Hoover Dam. Take in views of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River at Guano Point and Eagle Point. Plus, for the more adventurous, choose to walk the edge of the Grand Canyon on the Grand Canyon Skywalk for an added expense.
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Marvel at the incredible scenery of the Grand Canyon’s West Rim thanks to this 12-hour flexible sightseeing trip from Las Vegas. Take a hop-on, hop-off bus tour along the edge of the canyon, stopping at highlights like Eagle Point, Guano Point and Hualapai Cowboy Ranch. Optional trip upgra
Marvel at the incredible scenery of the Grand Canyon’s West Rim thanks to this 12-hour flexible sightseeing trip from Las Vegas. Take a hop-on, hop-off bus tour along the edge of the canyon, stopping at highlights like Eagle Point, Guano Point and Hualapai Cowboy Ranch. Optional trip upgrades including a helicopter flight or access to the Skywalk viewing platform are also available.
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