Grand Canyon Skywalk
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Grand Canyon Skywalk is a unique attraction in Grand Canyon West. It's a 10-foot-wide, horseshoe-shaped glass bridge that extends 70 feet over the canyon rim. This gives visitors a clear view 4,000 feet down into the canyon. Other add-on attractions, such as meals, ziplines and helicopter-pontoon experiences, are also available at Grand Canyon West.
Pros & Cons
- Customizable packages
- Unique experience
- Free shuttle service to parking
- Photos not allowed
- Not for infants
Grand Canyon Skywalk offers a unique experience. It’s a glass bridge that extends 70 feet over the rim of the Grand Canyon. Tickets can be bundled with other excursions for a customized experience.
What is Grand Canyon Skywalk?
The Grand Canyon Skywalk is an optional add-on experience located in Grand Canyon West. The skywalk is a 10-foot-wide, horseshoe-shaped glass bridge that overlooks the Grand Canyon, the 200-mile long gorge of the Colorado River. From the bridge, parkgoers take in the views 4,000 feet below into the canyon.
Grand Canyon West offers general admission tickets with some add-on packages. You can customize your experience by choosing from several add-on activities, such as a walk on the Skywalk. Other add-on options include a meal ticket, a zipline and a helicopter-pontoon tour. General admission includes access to the hop-on/hop-off shuttle service.
An important note: Grand Canyon West is not affiliated with Grand Canyon National Park. It is owned and operated by the Hualapai Tribe.
Grand Canyon Skywalk packages
Visitors who don't want to go on the skywalk or partake in any of the other add-on activities can purchase a general admission package, which includes access to the shuttle service. Add-on package options include:
- Skywalk: Access to the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
- Meal ticket: A meal at the Sky View Restaurant.
- Zipline: A ride 500 feet above a side canyon reaching up to 40 mph.
- Helicopter-pontoon tour: Helicopter ride 3,500 feet down into the canyon followed by a pontoon ride.
You must have a general admission ticket in order to purchase a ticket for an add-on experience. Tickets are refundable up to 24 hours in advance of the original date of arrival.
Grand Canyon Skywalk prices
Visitors to Grand Canyon West can customize their experience, including adding on a walk on the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Here's a breakdown of the costs:
- General admission: Starting at $49.
- Grand Canyon Skywalk: Starting at $26.
- Meal ticket: $19.
- Zipline: Starting at $39.
- Helicopter-pontoon ride: Starting at $249.
You may be able to save by buying a bundle that includes, for example, general admission and Skywalk tickets. Be sure to check the website or call for information before booking.
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The Grand Canyon Skywalk could add a unique touch to your Grand Canyon trip. Because children are allowed as long as they're of walking age, the attraction works well for many families. Additional add-on options include a meal, a zipline and a pontoon-helicopter experience. Thrill-seekers are likely to enjoy the experience.
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It is complete chaos prior to stepping out onto the walkway. You have to go through metal detectors and the staff shouts in your face the entire time for you to place your bags, phones, hats, etc. in a locker. And heaven forbid you forget your phone on your person, this is when the real harassment begins. They kick you out, follow you, and become very combative.
Next you have to wear covers for your shoes. They charge far too much for a few feet of an unimpressive and far too overcrowded walkway. They also charge for any pictures you want taken, also overpriced. Not worth it at all and I wish we hadn't wasted the day! There are far better spots to view the Grand Canyon where you aren't paying an exuberant price and being harassed. Nothing but an overall horrible experience for our trip.
The pictures on their advertising make the walkway appear to be more than what it really is. The staff taking pictures of suckers who paid $50-100+ for a few photos push you out of the way and on a cloudy day you can't see anything below your feet through the glass bottom anyways. Please save your time and money! I wish I had looked at the bad reviews prior to travelling a great distance to get there.
$21 for a hamburger that came on a Stale hard Bun and the meat was terrible. Did not taste like meat. Out of a party of (4) (2) of us got sick from the meal. None of us finished the meal. AVOID THIS RESTAURANT!
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Don't waste your money!! Not worth the aggravation! There are plenty of places to get great views of the Grand Canyon. This is a money trap!!! We paid to get into the park, we paid to go on the Skywalk, and then we HAD TO pay for their picture package. Well, the canyon is beautiful, of course. The skywalk, after waiting an hour plus to get on it and being forced to leave all of our belongings, including our phones and watches in a locker, was okay, but not super clear, not as big as their pictures make it seem, and very crowded.
And then because they make you leave your phones and cameras in a locker, you have to use one of their photographers to get any memories captured of the experience. You are then able to see the photos on a monitor before you pay for them, but you are not able to download them for at least 24 hours... OURS WERE NEVER ABLE TO BE DOWNLOADED!!! They were so sorry, but there must have been a problem with the upload from their system! What a scam!!! Stay away!
I suggest you skip the skywalk stop (eagle point) and go directly to guana point instead (which is breathtaking). Don't waste your time in line, it's a rip off. The whole Halupai reservation site, is extremely boring. TRUST ME. SKIP EAGLE POINT IF YOU DON'T WANT TO WASTE YOUR TIME. Huge money grab scheme, They won't let you take your phone in to take photos, enforced with metal detectors upon entrance of the skywalk and then they charge you 65 dollars for 6 photos THAT ARE DIGITAL FYI, they aren't even raw, watermarked with their logo and are around 750 kilobytes small. Photographers are not even professionals, they can't keep you centered in frame, and rush you so you can't really enjoy the view.
My son took me to the Grand Canyon for my birthday. I spent a few day prior looking forward to the skywalk and enjoying and taking in the sights while on the skywalk, very disappointing because I felt rushed off the skywalk so the photographers could take pictures of other people. Everywhere I moved on the skywalk I was asked to move so they can take a picture. The next thing you know I was out the door. They should’ve posted note that said photo shoots only.
When I went to skywalk early in the morning, no security no single person told me to lock your stuff including cellphones in the locker. Then I went up and one ** security guy wouldn't let me go on because I was carrying my phone. Again, at that point, I didn't know I need to lock my stuff and he did not tell me!!! I knew later that the ticket had it but are you gonna read every receipt carefully in a busy tour?! And I saw he allowed other people take pictures!!! The security definitely has double standard and discrimination. I'm very disappointed with eagle point and seriously regretted paying $25 for it.
It's a tourist trap and not the history of the Indian culture they describe!!! It's overpriced and if it rains you only get back the skywalk fee!! First of all you just cannot go to the skywalk! They make you pay for two other sites which comes to 87.00 and more if you wish to have lunch! And oh they have about 4 package deals to chose from but we chose the cheapest! We were so excited to go see this attraction but Mother Nature rained us out of the entire trip! We did not know that they would only return to you $26.00 of the 80.00 we paid! I'm sure it's beautiful but read the fine print because it's on there about not getting reimbursed for other attractions you have to pay for to go to the skywalk. Also you cannot take your cell or cameras on the skywalk but they will take pics for you and charge you for them!
Believe me you can go to the National Park of the Grand Canyon and see just as much if more and be in control of what, where, and when you want to go!! It rained and flooded the entire time we were there! We sat under anything we could to keep out of the rain and lighting. At one time some of us found shelter and was going to just sit it out until rain and lightning passed but they forced us to get out in the rain while it was lightning and try to find a safe place to sit until we could get to a tour bus! There were no one to help us or try to get you to a tour bus! We are in our late 60s and we could not run as fast everyone else so we got soaked and we were a good 3-4 hundred yards from the little restaurant at the 3rd site. We were trying to get back to the main bldg from the skywalk but the bus driver never said where we were when the bus stopped!
We saw we had gotten out at the third site instead! The bus left us and it started flooding rain before we could wait for a bus! When we finally ran through heavy rain and lightning we got back on tour bus that went back to main bldg. The tellers were rude with us about the return! We finally waded to our car after we got our small reimbursement where it took us 2 hours to drive on a washed out flooded road that was just so dangerous!!! The entire highway was completely destroyed!
I won't be going back to this location!! We love the Indian heritage and history but we were also disappointed at the attitude we receive from the younger Indian heritage that was employed! They were plain old snooty and unfriendly!! It's sad because what they had done to this part of the Grand Canyon was awesome! But it's all tourism. No history! They all are selling their jewelry and pottery and if you wish to eat you will pay $5 for a hotdog! They will not allow you to take anything, not even water! You have to buy whatever they are selling at triple prices!
This is tourist trap and NOT a place you can actually learn anything from as far as their heritage!! The scenery is beautiful but you can see the same beauty from the other side where you only pay for the National Park fees which senior citizens can get exempt and take your own food and drink and you can hike and see the beauty of the canyon and all its history. Also they have park rangers that will help you in case of what we faced with this storm! They knew it was going to rain and one official even told us we probably would not get to walk out on skywalk because it was going to rain after we had bought our tickets!!! We were so so disappointed with every detail!!! Save your time and money. Go to the National Park. It's safer and just as beautiful!
The grand canyon skywalk is absolutely beautiful but it quite pricey. I am so disappointed that the Hualapai tribe allows visitors to make a wish by tossing a coin over the skywalk. This practice is not only desecration of the land but also is killing the California Condors as well as other animals. Coins are getting lodged in the throats and guts of the and they are dying a slow painful death. X-rays have confirmed this.
I planned two years for the time and trip 'out west'. I saw a lot of good things and enjoyed the trip. The Grand Canyon Skywalk was like going to the county fair. You know that everything is just a way of taking your money. The long 'gravel road' was terrible. I had driven a new Corvette out there as part of the enjoyment. I don't believe a Dune Buggy could have taken the beating this road gave out. This was unexpected. And I would never have dreamed of visiting under these circumstances. I would advise anyone to go to the National Park and forget about this terrible place.
So my wife and I decided to take the 2-hour detour required to get to the "Grand Canyon West Airport," which is the staging area for the Grand Canyon Skywalk. To get here, you have to take a 25-minute long drive on an unpaved dirt road with rocks, pot holes, etc., horrible road, hardly maintained. Most like ATV trails, than a road for cars and buses. We thought it was rather tacky. Spend the money for the attraction, without making the proper infrastructure first?
Once you get there, you find out that you can't actually drive to the Skywalk, you'll have to take a shuttle bus. Okay, I can handle that. Once you get inside, we find out there are no cameras allowed, no cell phones allowed. If you want your picture, you'll have to pay $30 just to download it online! Not even a hard printed copy! Okay, so we can skip the picture.
Then, we get to the ticket counter. So, you have to take this "bus tour" to get out to the Skywalk, and you can't drive yourself. This "tour" is a guided drive to the Skywalk which tells you the history of the Hualapai Indians (if you care). So, now, the cost is $45 for the ride. I thought it was only $30 to walk on the glass, now, I think it's $45! Okay, I can deal with this.
Surprise! You still have to pay $30 on top of the $45 bus ride if you want to do the Skywalk, and then pay $30 to get a picture you download. For my wife and I, this would have been almost $200, which would require waiting in this long line for the bus as well! We left, bitter and disappointed. We have plenty of money, but it wasn't about the money. The dishonesty and cheapness of these people is just incredible. We hear a family of 6 in front of us, and it was going to cost them over $500 total for the attraction. I was blown away. You can spend 16 hours at Disneyland with your family for that same price, and I'm sure you'll have much more fun and don't have to drive to the middle of nowhere to do it!
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