Grand Canyon Skywalk, Hualapai Reservation

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Grand Canyon Skywalk--a transparent, horseshoe-shaped platform that extends over the edge of the Grand Canyon--is not for the faint of heart. Walk out and gaze down 1,000 m (3,500 ft) to see the Colorado River rushing below. This feat of modern engineering is part of the Hualapai Indian reservation; it was commissioned by and is owned by tribe. You must pay a fee to enter the reservation, plus an additional fee to go out on the platform. Personal items, including cameras, are not permitted on the Skywalk, but you can purchase a professional photograph of your visit from the gift shop. With our custom trip planner, Meadview attractions like Grand Canyon Skywalk can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Grand Canyon Skywalk I made my opinion and I consulted after comments from this activity. It seems that my opinion is joining several visitors. We do a road trip of 60 days in the American West, and it is certain that we wanted to see the Grand Canyon. Where to begin, West, North or South, our tour guides mainly headed us for the southern part, we were in Las Vegas and not wanting to miss anything we headed on our own to the western section. First observation, you pay to see the canyon, by shuttle only, with or without meals, helicopter, plane, authentically from China souvenir shops. So far we lends itself and we get out the map and we're paying $ 80 per person. Mandatory Shuttle, three stops in beautiful buses, not more than 10 minutes of waiting, all good and very nice staff. I want to recognize that people who lived in this area, I'll realize that they were there before we (whites), but I don't appreciate me to impose a visit in a bogus ranch with decorations of old prison. I went to see one of the greatest wonders of the world and I'm not interested to see demonstrations of lasso, any more than to see closed sets, no more to see performances of traditional dances, interested people and that these poor teenage girls should be at school instead of making clown figure in a poorly rehearsed delivery. Finally, we have access to two sites where you can see the canyon. The Skywalk is well controlled, no cameras, no cell phones, only regular photographers, socks to protect the mandatory windows. Good initiative, there is better flow. We can provide the time you want, no stress to observe the canyon in a unique way. The meal included, if you do not take this choice with your ticket you will have the surprise to pay $ 16 for a really simple meal, you eat outside, during our visit, it was beautiful and very windy, not obvious. In summary, the Grand Canyon West part is beautiful, you can expect to pay, the other option is more than 5 hours drive from Las Vegas in the National Park. Regarding the place and its leaders, it is a tourist place and expected you arm open with your portfolio which must be well stocked.
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  • We were skeptical of this place because of negative reviews but overall we were pretty happy. Loved the skywalk however don't appreciate having to pay such steep prices for their exclusive photographe...  more »
  • We went this past weekend 11/03 it was nice the drive was kind of long up there but once you get there the view from the sky walk in amazing we did a tour with helicopter and the boat that was also re...  more »
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  • This place is awful, nonsense and overrated! Please, read reviews before going there, don't repeat my mistake! I was at the different part of Canyon last year and decided to go to Skywalk this year! It was such a mistake! First of all, the Canyon here is gray and ugly compared to the Grand Canyon South Rim (which is much-much more cheaper and absolutely beautiful!!) Skywalk will cost you $75-80 per person because you cannot go just to Skywalk you have to buy legacy package witch is $50! You want to make great pictures of Canyon and yourself from Skywalk? - forget about it! They make you leave everything in the locker, phones, cameras, even umbrellas!!! And will offer you to make a pictures of you by their photographer and then buy them for $60!! I'm furious I made such mistake!!! If you still wanna go there, better take helicopter tour, or much better don't go there! Drive straight to Grand Canyon National Park, pay something like $20 per car fee and enjoy stunning views, nice sidewalks, squirrels, trees and wild places to make perfectly beautiful pictures!!!
  • FANTASTIC TIME! What is with all the negative reviews on here? They almost kept me away. I'm so glad they didn't. I went in June 2017 and had an amazing time. The views were spectacular, and I've been to the South Rim too! I liked this Rim equally as much. 2 different viewpoints, both beautiful. We also decided to do the Skywalk last minute, so glad we did! Breaktaking views 4,000 ft above the ground. A must do! All the staff and locals were friendly and helpful. The food was good. Authentic Native American jewelry for sale a nice touch at good prices. My entire group of 10 people aged 23 to age 55 all had a phenomenal time and will go back. Once in a lifetime.
  • Worth the money. Be prepared to pay to see the Grand Canyon and to walk on the Skywalk. The food was ok at best but again, the experience is worth it. It's only a little over 2 hours from Vegas vs. 4 hours to the Park Service visitor's center. You can not take pictures on the Skywalk but they provide secure lockers at no additional cost. They also have photographers and offer different photo packages. You can take pictures anywhere else on the property. If you can afford it, I highly recommend it. We chose the $82 per person package that includes the Skywalk and meal.
  • Scary but breathtaking. Do not go if you are remotely scared of heights. Great experience, even if you don't pay to have your photos taken. I don't recommend buying the whole package at the ticket office. If you are driving, you can visit the view points and the silly made up village independently having to pay only for the Skywalk. If you get the golden package, the shuttle bus will take you where you could have gone by car and the free meal included with it is REALLY disappointing!!! I ended up wasting my meal as it was not at all edible and in the end waited for 40 minutes to have something else. It did not diminish the magnitude of the experience but the extra money was not well spent.
  • Not as expected. I brought 3 cameras. They will not let you take it to the glass bridge. If I new I would buy a different package. I am not interested in them photos for $60. Them website does mot say about cameras, at least I did not see it. This is not nice. The place amazing, but because of this I don't think I will come back

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