The Grand Canyon Skywalk Guide for Campers
There’s something special about the Grand Canyon that draws you in.
Some anxiously keep their distance out of fear, while others test fate by peering over the edge. But there’s another group of people–the group that steps right over the edge and right onto the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
Today we’re giving you all the details!
Let’s dive in.
What is the Grand Canyon Skywalk (and Its History)
The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a horseshoe-shaped bridge, which allows guests to walk 70 feet from the ledge’s safety. The 10-foot-wide glass floor enables guests to look 4000 feet straight down to the bottom of the canyon.
Guests walk almost a mile above the canyon floor.
The skywalk is capable of holding 70 fully-loaded 747 passenger jets.
What is the best way to get to Grand Canyon Skywalk?
Grand Canyon Skywalk is located at 808 Eagle Point Rd, Peach Springs, AZ, 86434.
The easiest route is via Kingman, AZ. From Kingman, take US-93 N and Pierce Ferry Rd to Diamond Bar Rd (58 miles). Continue on Diamond Bar Rd to the West Rim (20 Miles).
How much does it cost to go on the Skywalk at the Grand Canyon?
There are multiple ticket options when visiting the Skywalk, so choose a ticket that includes walking the Skywalk.
The Skywalk Bundle for $59 is the lowest tiered option for this experience.
One additional option is the $78 Sky Experience Plus, which includes a meal ticket.
Has anyone fallen off the Grand Canyon Skywalk?
While the Grand Canyon isn’t a stranger to accidental falls into the canyon, the Skywalk has not had an unintentional death by falling.
Unfortunately, there has been one documented intentional fall from the Skywalk.
Keep in mind: The National Park system is ripe with unsolved mysteries. Here are a few of the spookiest.
Popular Hikes Near Grand Canyon Skywalk Guide
The Grand Canyon provides such an incredible opportunity for hiking. While you’re in the area, you won’t want to miss these.
South Kaibab Trail
The South Kaibab Trail offers three turnaround points allowing for three different experiences. Hikers should consider their physical ability and time constraints.
There’s no water available on this trail. Additionally, hikers must access the trailhead via bus as no personal vehicles are allowed at the trailhead. Hikers will need to pay National Park entrance fees of $35 or have a National Park pass.
The first destination point is the Ooh-Aah Point, a 1.8-mile round-trip hike that offers incredible views. It’s a fun hike at 6660 feet that’s perfect for novice hikers.
The second destination point (and a popular one) is Cedar Ridge, a 3-mile round-trip hike. This hike is great for casual hikers looking for their first big trek. Toilets are available.
Lastly, there’s Skeleton point, a 6-mile round-trip hike. The steep switchbacks lean this hike toward more experienced hikers.
Grandview Trail to Horseshoe Mesa
Grandview Trail to Horseshoe Mesa is a 5.5-mile out-and-back trail. Hikers need to pay National Park entrance fees of $35 or have a National Park pass.
Steep, rocky sections combine with a 2385 feet elevation gain earn this trail a difficult rating. Hikers should allow for several hours to complete it.
The Best Campsites Near Grand Canyon Skywalk
When you’re ready to lie down after a long night, there are plenty of campgrounds to meet your needs!
Here are some of our favorite recommendations.
Pro Tip: If you’d rather camp in luxury, try one of the iconic Grand Canyon Lodges.
Meadview RV Park
Address: 28100 Pierce Ferry Rd, Meadview, AZ, 86444
Meadview RV Park is located at 3400 feet elevation in Northwest Arizona. You’ll find the park right where the Grand Canyon ends, and Lake Mead begins.
The site provides electrical hook-ups (30/50 amp) and a water/dump station. Sites can accommodate RVs up to 38 feet in length. Cabins are also available for rent. The area is known for hiking, fishing, and wildlife viewing.
Happy Trails Campground & Mini Motel
Address: 415 Hualapai Creek Dr, Meadview, AZ, 86444
Happy Trails Campground & Mini Motel is located in the Meadview area. Campers can enjoy large pull-through sites with 30/50 AMP electrical connections.
While the location is somewhat remote, guests are close to many hikes and outdoor activities. No grocery stores are available, but a farmer’s market and Family Dollar are nearby. Additional lodging includes “glamping trailers” for rent or a stay at the mini-hotel. Horse camping is also available.
There are a tremendous amount of things to see and do near the Grand Canyon. The skywalk is a unique activity for those looking for adventure.
Have you already, or would you take a walk on the Grand Canyon Skywalk?
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So about the skywalk: I was working for the horseback riding outfit that is at north rim. I remember when it was built and got to be one of first few that was able to walk on it after it was finished. What a glorious experience. If you have not done it..it Is A MUST DO when at the North Rim.
Don’t you mean south Rim
Unforgettable experience!! I booked the trip through a Las Vegas bus group and it included a helicopter ride to the Colorado River for a pontoon boat ride and then the horseshoe bridge with a lunch! Guess what? I couldn’t even begin to remember what I paid for that package deal (in 2010), but the memories will always be priceless!! The Indian people were practicing some native customs dancing and native music near the horseshoe bridge, be sure to pay attention! It is a spiritual feeling there…..