GRAND CANYON SKYWALK
One of the most incredible views and tourist attractions of the Grand Canyon is the Skywalk. Stand 4,000 feet above the ground and 70 feet away from the edge of the cliff on a glass suspension walkway and peer down into the depths of the amazing Grand Canyon. WHAT IS THE SKYWALK The Skywalk is an attraction built on the Hualapai Nation – that allows visitors to walk on a suspended bridge walkway that has a glass floor and hangs out over the Grand Canyon.
- Shaped like a giant horseshoe, The Skywalk is on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, on the Hualapai Nation.
- Suspended above the canyon – over 4,000 feet below.
- The Skywalk opened to the public in March of 2007 and is considered outside of the Grand Canyon National Park.
- Weddings, Special Events and even Bungee Jumping have been permitted from the Skywalk with reservations and special permissions with the Nation.
- The Skywalk itself was imagined by entrepreneur David Jin and breathed into life with architect Mark Ross Johnson and is built to handle a magnitude 8 earthquake within 50 miles.
THE DRIVE AND ACCESS FEES The drive is approximately 5 hours from the South Rim and there are tours available to take you to the Skywalk.
- The Hualapai Nation Tribe does charge for viewing from the Skywalk and your price may include a Legacy Price tacked on for accessing the roadway to get there.
- Tour Packages and Photo packages are available for purchase to visitors wishing to visit the Skywalk.
FUTURE PLANS FOR THE HUALAPAI NATION FOR THE SKYWALK AREA The Hualapai Nation have advised that the Skywalk is to eventually include a museum, a movie theater, gift shops, restaurants and perhaps a casino sometime in the future – which the Nation hopes to build up the West end of the Grand Canyon into more tourist attractive places.