Grand Canyon West, a destination owned and operated by the Hualapai Tribe at the Grand Canyon’s western rim, announces March 28, 2007 as the official public opening date of The Skywalk. The Skywalk is the first-ever cantilever shaped glass walkway to suspend more than 4,000 feet above the canyon’s floor and extend 70 feet from the canyon’s rim. Built by the Hualapai Indian Tribe, the Skywalk is a horseshoe-shaped, glass-bottomed walkway extending 60 feet out over the edge of the Grand Canyon, with a drop-off of 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. The vision of the Skywalk was to enable visitors to walk beyond the canyon walls, becoming surrounded by the Grand Canyon while standing at the edge of the Glass Bridge.
The Skywalk is located on the Hualapai American Indian reservation in Arizona, known as the Grand Canyon West. It's a short two-and-a-half hour drive from Las Vegas. Access to The Skywalk will run from dawn to dusk and will cost $25 per person in addition to the cost of a Grand Canyon West entrance package. One hundred and twenty people will be allowed on the bridge at a time. Admittance is first come, first serve for walk up visitors; however, reservations can be made. Visitors will have to wear shoe covers to protect themselves from slipping and to protect the Grand Canyon Skywalk glass bridge from scratches. In order to maximize visitors' experience, a limit of 120 people is permitted on The Skywalk at any one time.