Grand Canyon West

The Hualapai Tribe has chosen a site in the remote Northwest corner of their reservation at the far western end of Grand Canyon to offer a variety of visitor services including the Skywalk.

The area has a collection of viewpoints overlooking the last few miles of Grand Canyon and the waters of the Colorado River as it flows into Lake Mead.

At Eagle Point, the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass bottomed walkway extending over the rim and it is an exciting adventure.

The Skywalk is the only place where visitors can step out onto a glass walkway nearly 4,000 feet above the floor of the Grand Canyon. Be prepared for fantastic view of the canyon.

The Hualapai (WALL-uh-pie), the "People of the Tall Pines," have lived in the Southwest for untold generations. Traditionally their homelands stretched from Grand Canyon to the Bill Williams River in west-central Arizona and from the Black Mountains bordering the Colorado River to the San Francisco Peaks. Primarily nomadic hunter-gathers, they also traded with nearby tribes. The Hualapai Reservation of just less than 1,000,000 acres was established in 1883.

Today the tribe counts about 2,300 members. Peach Springs on Highway 66 is the tribal headquarters. The tribe operates a hotel, restaurant, and gift shop in Peach Springs. While limited ranching, timber harvest, and guided hunts provide some income, the tourist industry offers the best opportunity for employment of tribal members.

Prices and How To Get There

Prices shown are the last known and you should check the Official Hualapai Tourism Information for any changes. The Hualapai have partnered with commercial tour operators from many areas including Las Vegas for a tour Skywalk. Package purchase (ranging from $29-109 per person) is required for entry to the Grand Canyon West area.

Fees within this portion of the reservation are $29.95 per person for access to two viewpoints, while those wishing to visit viewpoints and walk on the Skywalk must purchase the "Legacy Gold" package for $83.95 per person (with taxes). Note that photographs may not be taken from the Skywalk but can be purchased for $30 per photograph, or $100 for all photographs taken(as of Oct 2011).

Access to this part of the canyon is "Diamond Bar Road." There are several ways to reach Diamond Bar Road. The most frequently way is taking US 93 to the town of Dolan Springs, Arizona and following that road to Diamond Bar Road.

To drive to Grand Canyon West, take I-40 to Kingman, Arizona. Turn north on US 93 and proceed about 30 miles to the Pierce Ferry Road; turn right. After 28 miles on the Pierce Ferry Road, turn right on Diamond Bar Road. It is then 21 miles to Grand Canyon West.

Another way is to take Stockton Hill Road north out of Kingman, Arizona which ends at Pierce Ferry Road where you will turn right onto Pierce Ferry Road.

 
The Skywalk is outside of Grand Canyon National Park. It is about 250 miles by road, a five hour drive, from the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The map at right shows the location of Grand Canyon West.
 
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