Grand Canyon Skywalk
& Hualapai Native American Villages, Museum and Gifts
Recommended by: Hualapai Peeps
This place is so awesome! There was a lot of Indian stuff to do, but the best part was going out on the Skywalk and feeling like I was a gazillion miles above the canyon! It was weird because I was so scared I could feel my heart thumping like crazy, but it was really cool at the same time!
The Grand Canyon Skywalk is one of the most unique ways to experience the Grand Canyon. This amazing glass-bottomed observation deck extends out 70 feet over the Colorado River, giving visitors a chance to walk out and feel as if they are floating on air. Situated nearly 5,000 feet above the floor, those with a fear of heights may want to pass on this viewing opportunity, but for those who want to see the canyon from a totally different vantage point - this is an outing you won't want to miss!
The site is run by the Hualapai Tourism board, there are many cultural attractions and events to help visitors understand the history of the people who are native to this region. Take a moment to visit the walking tour of the Native American villages, catch one of the performances at the Amphitheater or stop and browse Native American jewelry and crafts at the gift shop. There is something to interest everyone in your group!
Between the viewing opportunity and the cultural points of interest, the skywalk is surely one of the most unique ways to observe the canyon, but this is not a place for the faint of heart - or the faint of wallet! Since the site is located on land that belongs to the Hualapai tribe, you have to purchase the Legacy Package from the Grand Canyon West plus a separate ticket to actually set foot on the skywalk itself. Neither of these are cheap. Purchasing the Legacy Gold Ticket is the best deal because it includes activities, photo ops, transportation out to the site and a discounted admission to the skywalk. Even with everything it includes, this is still a very expensive outing!
Note: If you purchase the Legacy Gold package, transportation from the Grand Canyon West Lodge out to the Skywalk is part of the package. This is a nice added bonus because the drive out there is about 24 miles round trip over rough, pitted roads that many cars are not equipped to travel.
16500 East Highway 66, Peach Springs, AZ 86434
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