Grand Canyon Skywalk: 7 Most Frequently Asked Questions

The Grand Canyon Skywalk reigns as Las Vegas’ hottest outdoor attraction. For good reason, too: Where else in the world can you walk 70 feet past the edge and be suspended 4,000 feet above the Colorado River? If defying gravity thrills you, here are seven things you need to know before you go:

1. Where is the Grand Canyon Skywalk Located?

The Glass Bridge is located approximately 120 miles east of Las Vegas, NV, at Grand Canyon West. Bus, helicopter, and airplane tours from Sin City take 2.5 hours, 45 minutes, and 25 minutes respectively.

2. What is the Real Price of Admission?

There are three packages. You want the Legacy Gold Package, which costs $87.69 per adult. It includes Skywalk tickets and full access to Grand Canyon West, including the shuttle bus, Hualapai Ranch, Eagle Point, Guano Point, Native American demonstrations, cowboy performances, and lunch.

3. How many people are allowed on the Skywalk at one time?

One hundred and twenty people can be on the bridge simultaneously. It was built to support 800 people or a weight equivalent to71 fully loaded Boeing 747 airplanes.

4. Are there long lines?

Yes, there can be. The Skywalk is the canyon’s hottest attraction. More than 200,000 people visit it a year. Reservations are available. You can also purchase VIP tickets to expedite your wait. Definitely wear comfortable shoes. If you have an iPod, consider bringing it.

5. What Should I wear and what should I bring?

Definitely bring a water bottle (full) and sun block. Dress appropriately: Wind-resistant and cool in the summer months and warm layers in winter.

No outside food or drinks (except water) are allowed. There’s a pretty decent snack bar if you get the munchies. Remember – Legacy Gold Packages include lunch.

Bring a camera and extra batteries and memory sticks. Unfortunately, cameras are banned from the Skywalk as they may chip the glass deck (each panel reportedly costs $200,000 each) if dropped. Professional photographers are available on the Skywalk to take your picture, which you can pick up in the gift store.

6. Is there a time limit?

Currently, there is no time limit, so take your time and enjoy the incredible landscape. The best views are to be had on the right side of the bridge.

7. What else is there to do at Grand Canyon West Rim besides the Skywalk?

Plenty. There’s the Indian Village with authentic dwellings, Guano Point, The Hualapai Market, a western town replica called The Hualapai Ranch, and a 250-seat amphitheater. The basic Legacy package ($43.05 per person) get you access to all of these attractions except the Skywalk.

Looking for a quick and easy day trip from Las Vegas? The Grand Canyon Skywalk is your ticket. Choose carefully how you visit as the price can add up. Bus, helicopter, and airplane tours are your most economic route to go, especially if you book online direct with the tour operator. I regularly save up to 35 percent using this method. So put the Skywalk on your list of things to do. It’ll be the highlight of your trip.