Grand Canyon Skywalk Hereâ€™s How Much It Costs By Marc Gaspian | http://www.grandcanyon123.com No trip to Las Vegas is complete without a trip to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. When compared to the price of other Vegas attractions, the bridge is a consummate deal. But only if you purchase the right package. I have been writing about the Sky Walk for years, and I'll be the first one to admit that figuring out just how much it costs can be a bit of a enigma. I've just investigated rates and they've changed again! But in a good way. Here's What It Cost The last price update simplified costs. It was an unfathomable mish-mash before. Here's where things stand now: Hualapai Legacy Package $43.05 per person Legacy Silver Package $55.83 per person Legacy Gold $86.81 per person These rates encompass all taxes and fees. The Packages My thought is that if you make it out to Grand Canyon West, you've got to do the Glass Walkway. In all fairness, there are many people who are happy to stand at Grand Canyon West and relish the stunning views. Fortunately, there's a package deal for all kinds of guests. Here's a quick breakdown: Hualapai Legacy
This choice does not include the Skywalk. It does give you unlimited admittance to the Grand Canyon West, wherein you can use the free shuttle bus to see Eagle Point, Guano Point, the Native American Village and the Hualapai Ranch. Legacy Silver Package Same as the Hualapai Legacy Package but includes a BBQ lunch and a $5 souvenir shop voucher. Legacy Gold The best for last! Comes with unlimited access to the Skywalk, as well as everything in the Silver Package, Location, Location, Location The Glass Walkway makes for a great tour from Sin City. It's just 120 away from Las Vegas. You can drive yourself there but understand that the final 10 miles to the Grand Canyon West are on rough unpaved dirt road. Rent a SUV with four-wheel-drive. Or book a tour and leave the driving to a professional guide (at the time of writing, there are reports that GPS units are inaccurately supplying directions to the West Rim). Grand Canyon Glass Bridge from Las Vegas I've calculated the numbers on driving yourself to this attraction and it's too high (Park fee, parking, SUV rental, insurance, gas, etc.). Tours from Sin City are by far the most inexpensive. There are plenty from which to choose: Heli It takes a heli 45 minutes to reach Grand Canyon West. Packages range from just the Skywalk to flying 4,000 feet to the bottom and boating down the Colorado River (my favorite). Airplane Planes take about 30 minutes and are the quickest way to get there. Includes same sidetrips that are available with helicopter tours. Bus Excellent for budget travelers. Takes 2.5 hours to get to the rim. Be prepared to devote half a day or more on this excursion (it's worth it!). Same add-ons that come with heli rides. Getting There is Half the Journey
The great thing about Sin City trips to Grand Canyon West is the trip over. Best parts include Lake Mead, the largest man-made reservoir in the nation, historic Hoover Dam (spectacular from the air; bus trips include a photo stop), the new Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, the Colorado River, Black Canyon, and an ancient stand of Joshua Tree forest.
The Best Deals? Book Online If you drive yourself, there are no specials. You arrive at the Park and you pay fixed prices. Tours are a different story. The Skywalk is popular and travel specialists in most cases are getting a high price. Don't be that person. Browse the Net. There are some amazing deals on the Web. I personally use a broker who saves me up to 35%. It's a fact that tour operators and brokers post their best rates online. Make sure to apprise yourself of them. Ready to Walk the Glass Bridge? Don't let Grand Canyon Skywalk's cost hold you back from experiencing this amazing outdoor attraction. The only misstep here is to take the low-cost package (or self-drive). Tours from Las Vegas, in my opinion, are the best way to do this trip. They come with everything and you don't have to deal with that dirt road. No matter how you get to Grand Canyon West, just make sure you skywalk the canyon before you leave Las Vegas. The experience is worth it.
I've been reporting on the Grand Canyon Skywalk for years. The thing that always remains a mystery is price. Here in this article I've final...