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Arizona

Skywalk - Grand Canyon West

View from the Sky Walk platform on the Colorado River.
View from the Sky Walk platform on the Colorado River.

 
 

The Skywalk in Grand Canyon West is NOT part of the Grand Canyon National Park ! It is independently operated by the Hualapai Nation.



The Skywalk in Grand Canyon West is located approximately 120 miles east of Las Vegas, Nevada, and 72 miles northwest of Kingman, Arizona.



Grand Canyon Resort Corporation, which is wholly owned and operated by the Hualapai Nation, manages Grand Canyon West, Hualapai River Runners (whitewater rafting), and the Hualapai Lodge.

Grand Canyon West is a collection of viewpoints and attractions spread over 9000 acres of the Grand Canyon’s West Rim in Northwest Arizona, just 120 miles east of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Grand Canyon West is the only place in the Canyon where visitors can access the Colorado River via helicopter and is home to the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass walkway 4000 ft above the canyon floor.

The site attractions are: Guano Point, with panoramic canyon views, includes the Hualapai Market, Hualapai Buffet, and the historic Highpoint Hike; Eagle Point hosts the Grand Canyon Skywalk, Native American dance performances, and the Indian Village with authentic recreations of multiple tribes dwellings; and The Hualapai Ranch, which is a western town with cowboy performances, horseback riding, wagon rides, and a Cowboy Cookout.

All inclusive tours are available from Las Vegas, Phoenix and Sedona by airplane, helicopter, coach, SUV, and Hummer.

Grand Canyon West is open daily and overnight cabins are available.

Visitors can view a complete list of activities, book reservations, and get directions on the web at www.destinationgrandcanyon.com or calling 1(877) 716-WEST (9378).

Willkommensschild am Sky Walk, Grand Canyon West.
Willkommensschild am Sky Walk, Grand Canyon West.


The Skywalk is the first-ever cantilever shaped glass walkway to suspend more than 4,000 feet above the canyon’s floor and extend 70 feet from the canyon’s rim.

Located at Grand Canyon West’s Eagle Point, The Skywalk facility includes a 6,000 square-foot visitor’s center on three levels – underground, first story and second story.

Envisioned by Las Vegas-based entrepreneur David Jin, The Skywalk was designed by MRJ Architects and structurally engineered by Lochsa Engineering, LLC. The glass is being manufactured in Germany by Saint Gobain, a European company that specializes in designing structural glass for unique building projects worldwide.

Grand Canyon West is located approximately 120 miles east of Las Vegas, Nev., and 72 miles northwest of Kingman, Ariz. Attractions available at Grand Canyon West include The Indian Village with authentic dwellings, The Hualapai Market, and The Hualapai Ranch, a western town with horseback and wagon rides. Grand Canyon West is the only location throughout the entire Grand Canyon where visitors can access the river and water recreation activities at the bottom of the canyon via helicopter tours.

In addition to boat tours on the river, Hummer tours are available along the rim of the canyon and through private areas that are otherwise inaccessible to the public. There are more than 30 tour and transportation companies that service Grand Canyon West from Las Vegas, Phoenix and Sedona by airplane, helicopter, coach, SUV, and Hummer.

In addition, Park & Ride services are available from Dolan Springs, Ariz., a one-hour drive from Las Vegas.



 
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GPS Coordinates

1 -- Skywalk Grand Canyon West
Decimal Lat: 35.9751301 / Lon: -113.8190288
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