The Skywalk at Eagle Point


Tourists standing on the Skywalk bridge above the canyon.

“Will we visit the Skywalk on our tour of the Grand Canyon?”

As a top rated tour company in the heart of Northern Arizona, we often get questions about the popular Skywalk bridge on the Grand Canyon’s West Rim. Where is it? How much does it cost? Do we operate tours there?

Inquiring minds want to know. So here’s a little background to help you plan your travels.

 

What is the Skywalk?

The Skywalk is a glass-bottom bridge at Eagle Point, near the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Looking down through the glass floor, is a 500-800 foot drop into the side canyon on which the bridge is built. It also offers sweeping panoramic views of the canyon and is close to a handful of other viewpoints that are accessible by shuttle.

The Skywalk, and in fact the whole site, is owned by the Hualapai Indian tribe. The Skywalk may be accessed via the Grand Canyon West Airport terminal, a 120-mile (190 km) drive from Las Vegas, or a 216-mile (347 km) drive from Flagstaff. Kingman is the closest large city.

The Skywalk structure perched on the edge of a side canyon adjacent to the Grand Canyon.

 

Where is the Skywalk?

The Skywalk is built on the corner of where a side canyon connects to the Grand Canyon. This site is known as Eagle Point. Eagle Point is approximately 2 to 2.5 hours by car from Las Vegas. If you are staying in Sedona, Flagstaff, or Page, you are about 5 hours (one-way) away by car. But within 1 to 2 hours of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim.

Due to the distance from Flagstaff, Grand Canyon Adventures does not offer tours to the Skywalk.

Directions to Eagle Point and the Skywalk can be found on the Skywalk’s website. 

 

How much do Skywalk Tickets Cost?

To visit the Skywalk you must purchase a tour package by phone or on the Skywalk’s website. The latest write-ups and customer reviews online state there is a $50 admission charge and then you’ll be able to see the canyon and access the Skywalk.

Available tour packages are:

 

LEGACY GOLD | $82.37

This package includes your admission and the following:

  • Skywalk ticket to walk on the glass bridge

  • Meal at viewpoint of choice

  • Official Hualapai visitation certificate

  • Photo opportunities with Hualapai tribal members

  • Hop-on hop-off shuttle to all viewpoints, including Hualapai Ranch, Eagle Point, and Guano Point

  • *Only for drive-up customers; no bus groups.

 

HUALAPAI LEGACY DAY PASS | $49.92

  • Official Hualapai visitation certificate

  • Photo opportunities with Hualapai tribal members

  • Hop-on hop-off shuttle to all viewpoints, including Hualapai Ranch, Eagle Point, and Guano Point

 

HUALAPAI VIP | $333.14

  • This package requires a minimum of two guests and includes:

  • Hualapai tour guide

  • Native American gift

  • Skywalk ticket to walk on the glass bridge

  • Meal at viewpoint of choice

  • Hualapai visitation certificate

  • Photo opportunities with Hualapai members

  • Tour of Eagle Point, Guano Point, and Hualapai Ranch viewpoints in private vehicle (up to 10 guests per vehicle)

You will notice that the Day Pass for $49.92 does NOT include the Skywalk bridge. Watch out for that if you decide to book.

The view from Eagle Point, right next to the Skywalk.

Is the Skywalk a good way to see the Grand Canyon?

The Skywalk is a remarkable feat of engineering, and it is exciting to levitate over 800 feet of thin air. However, it is a poor value by our standards. The Skywalk is built on the corner of where a side canyon connects to the Grand Canyon. The views are certainly epic, however not all the canyon you see is properly the Grand Canyon. Some might call this a rip-off, but at least you get to take home some cool pictures, right?

Sort of…

Photography is not permitted from the Skywalk, but you are allowed to purchase photos of you and your family from the photographers stationed at the Skywalk. Prices for this are not obvious on their website. Ultimately, the Skywalk holds little value to the customer, is frustrating to get to, and may look more interesting in Instagram and Facebook photos than it does in person.

 


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