Grand Canyon Skywalk
Usgs topographic maps show the elevation at the skywalks location as 4770 ft 1450 m and the elevation of the colorado river in the base of the canyon as 1160 ft 350 m and.
Grand canyon skywalk. When explorer george mallory was asked why he wanted to climb mount everest his simple but pointed reply. This attraction is located only 2 hours away from las vegas by road and only 45 minutes by air. The grand canyon skywalk is a horseshoe shaped cantilever bridge with a glass walkway at eagle point in arizona near the colorado river on the edge of a side canyon in the grand canyon west area of the main canyon. The tribe has chosen a site at the far western end of grand canyon about 250 miles 400 km by road a five hour drive from the south rim of grand canyon national park to offer a variety of visitor services including the skywalkfood service is available on site for purchase.
The structure consisting of a u shaped cantilevered glass walk jutting 70 feet past the rim of the grand canyon was dreamt up by las vegas businessman david jin while taking part in a grand canyon tour in 1996. Most tours to the grand canyon skywalk begin in las vegas where travelers head east to the arizona desert by road plane or helicopter. A skywalk ticket can be combined with a hoover dam trip or a scenic helicopter tour over the canyon while other options include visits with hualapai tribe members or a boat ride up the colorado river. See all 41 grand canyon skywalk tickets and tours on tripadvisor.
Located at grand canyon west on the hualapai indian reservation the new grand canyon skywalk opened to the public on march 28th 2007. Why was the grand canyon skywalk built. Read more information. Grand canyon skywalk can be crowded so we recommend booking e tickets ahead of time to secure your spot.
Visiting grand canyon west which is not part of grand canyon national park requires the purchase of a tour package for entrya tour package must be purchased first in order to add any options such as the skywalk helicopter and boat rides horseback rides and more.