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Grand Canyon Skywalk
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Walk among the clouds at the Grand Canyon Skywalk. See breath taking sights and experience the Grand Canyon like never before. Located at Eagle Point where the natural rock formation of an Eagle is prominently in view for all to see. This glass, horseshoe-shaped bridge enables visitors to walk beyond the canyon walls at Grand Canyon West, suspending them 4,000 feet above the riverbed and providing an unparalleled view of this natural wonder. Guests can purchase hot lunches, cold drinks, and snacks while visiting. Located on the Hualapai Reservation, the Skywalk is located at Eagle Point at Grand Canyon West. Visitors can enjoy the Native American Village, Traditional Bird Dancers every day and breath taking views.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed November 9, 2012

It is a very beautiful place, but you have to go very far trough an unpaved road and when you get there you have to leave the car at a parking spot and take a bus for 35 dollars per person for a 5min ride and it takes you to the sky walk, where you have to pay 35 more per person. You can not take your own pictures there, because they have a very bad photographer who takes them and if you happen to like one pic, you will have to pay another 30 bucks.

5  Thank freedom00
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

We drove 3 hours from Las Vegas out to the Grand Canyon West Rim to see the hyped-up Skywalk glass platform that sticks out over the canyon - What a tourist trap! First, the pricing is a real bait & switch. We had information that said it was $25 - no way. The minimum price is $44 ($29.95 plus hidden fees) and this does not include access to the Skywalk. That will cost you another $29.95 per person! Now you are up to $74 per person. Wait, it gets even better...
You have to park your car and take a 30 seat bus to each site. Be prepared to wait. There were 2-3 times that many people waiting in each line.

Once you get to the Skywalk you'll find out they do not allow cameras, cell phones or any device that can take a picture. You have to put your camera and phone in a locker to make sure you can't take pictures. You even have to pass through a metal detector and wand to make sure you're not sneaking your phone in your pocket! Of course, they offer to take pictures for $30 each!

As far as Grand Canyon views go, the view from the Skywalk is just OK. The experience is further degraded by the crowd of other tourists all bumping into your personal space.

The Skywalk building is still unfinished. Walls and ceilings are incomplete, and the building contains nothing - no informational exhibits on the canyon or the engineering of the Skywalk.

However, all is not wasted. The tour has another, much better, view at Guano Point. Wait in line again and the bus will take you to Guano Point. This is a very good place to view the canyon. Several other tourists I spoke to agreed that the view here is as good or better than the Federal Parks. I climbed up to the top of the point above an old tram structure - great view.

If you visit the Skywalk tourist trap, skip the Skywalk and go to Guano Point.

17  Thank P Z
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The biggest selling point IF your in Las Vegas, is it's closer than the South Rim. I was impressed with how they can squeeze so much money out of you, I would think the average person would spend at least $100. $40 something for a 1 mile bus ride, (Mandatory) I had already driven 14 miles down a very dusty unimproved road, but couldn't go the last mile on nice smooth pavement by myself. Then $38 I think to walk on the glass, but don't take a camera, they will be glad to take your picture for you, because you might not be able to I guess, ($30) and then the view thru the skywalk leaves you with no perspective. Then you can get lunch from some very non-nonchalant people. However, the views of the canyon especially from the guano point is awesome and awe inspiring.

3  Thank cway56
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This was on my bucket list & I'm so happy I went & did it. Great friendly staff. The no photos/video thing is kind of weird but I get the reason why.

1  Thank phanie12
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a man made attraction on one of the wondesr of the World if you have a few days to spare in Vegas you have to do this. Clear Glass bottom veranta 4000 feet above the canyon floor. not for the faint hearted . go early in the morning to get the sunrise.

1  Thank TheTravelGem
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