Take a walk over the Grand Canyon's edge on the first-ever 4,000-foot high glass bridge, the Grand Canyon Skywalk. This attraction is located only 2 ½ hours away from Las Vegas by road and only 45 minutes by air. Experience an eagle-eye view of Lake Mead and Hoover Dam on your way to the Grand Canyon on a premier helicopter or airplane tour from Las Vegas. The Skywalk is an opportunity to see the Grand Canyon like never before.
The Grand Canyon Skywalk extends 70 feet past the edge of the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, is a rare architectural accomplishment. 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.
This amazing structure, located on the Hualapai Tribe's attraction, 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. Once you arrive at Grand Canyon West, use the hop-on-hop-off shuttle to tour Grand Canyon West's three main points of interest, and upgrade your entrance package to include everything from horseback riding to Canyon floor helicopter landings to pontoon boat rides on the Colorado River.