Skywalk Tour Information grandcanyonwest.com
Also known as “The Glass Bridge at Grand Canyon West,” the Skywalk is a horseshoe-shaped walkway with a clear, 4-inch-thick glass floor extending almost 70 feet out into the Grand Canyon. Visitors on the Skywalk peer over the railing or down through their stance to see the Canyon and all of its 4,000 feet of vertical abyss. Although its weight capacity is stated to be 70 tons, permitted capacity is limited to just 120 people at a time. Visitors must wear special “booties” over their shoes so as not to damage or scuff the glass floor.
First opened in March of 2007, the Skywalk is about 120 miles southeast of Las Vegas, NV, and 70 miles north of Kingman, AZ. It can also be accessed via the Grand Canyon West Airport. A drive from the South Rim’s Grand Canyon Village is about 4 to 4-1/2 hours.
Grand Canyon West is privately owned and operated by the Hualapai Tribe and requires the purchase of a tour package for entry. A tour package must be purchased first in order to add any options such as the Skywalk, helicopter and boat rides, horseback rides and more. For package information go to grandcanyonwest.com.