Grand Canyon West Fast Facts
- “Hualapai” means “People of the Tall Pines.”
- The Hualapai Tribe’s reservation encompasses about one million acres along 108 miles of the Grand Canyon and Colorado River. Occupying part of three northern Arizona counties: Coconino, Yavapai, and Mohave, the reservation’s topography varies from rolling grassland to thick forests to rugged canyons. Elevations range from 1,500 feet at the Colorado River to over 7,300 feet at the highest point of the Aubrey Cliffs.
- Your support matters. The Hualapai Tribal Nation is a sovereign Indian nation that has been federally recognized since 1883. The tribe doesn’t receive federal funding for the operations at Grand Canyon West. Every purchase at Grand Canyon West helps to sustain Hualapai communities, which do not receive government assistance.
- Since 2007, the Skywalk at Grand Canyon West has welcomed more than 10 million visitors.
- The Skywalk is a 10-foot wide, horseshoe-shaped cantilever glass bridge that extends 70 feet over the rim of the Grand Canyon, offering a clear view 4,000 feet to the canyon floor below.
- The Skywalk is strong enough to hold seventy fully-loaded 747 passenger jets.
- The main terminal at Skywalk includes exhibits about the Hualapai Nation and Native American History, as well as Sky View Restaurant.
- Eagle Point is where guests will find Skywalk, Sky View Restaurant and the self-guided tour of the Native American Village.
- Guests can enjoy the musical sounds and magical dances of the Hualapai Tribe at the outdoor amphitheater at Eagle Point. (performances dates and times vary)
- Guano Point boasts stunning 360-degree views of the Grand Canyon.
- It’s called Guano Point due to the discovery of a guano cave in the 1930s.
- For 20 years, miners rode the aerial tramway to cross the river spanning 7,500 feet with a vertical lift of 2,500 feet.
- A U.S. Air Force fighter jet crashed into the overhead cable system and permanently disabled the aerial tramway.
- Remains of the cable head-house for the aerial tramway that once stretched 8,800 feet across the canyon to the guano mine are located at Guano Point.
- Reach speeds of up to 40mph on 3,200 feet of zip line as you soar 500 feet above the floor of a spectacular side canyon.
- Guests require a reservation to ride the Zipline.
Colorado Whitewater River Rafting with the Hualapai River Runners
- The Hualapai River Runners offers one-, two-, and five-day whitewater rafting tours.
- The only place to whitewater raft the Colorado River for one day is with the Hualapai River Runners.
- The whitewater rafting tours include exciting rapids, hiking at Travertine Cavern Falls and lunch along the river bank.
- Certified Hualapai River guides share insights into the Hualapai tribe’s culture and connection to the Colorado River.
- Grand Canyon West offers cabins for rent near the main terminal for Skywalk.
- RV parking is available at Grand Canyon West (no hookups).
- The Hualapai Lodge on Route 66 is the basecamp for Hualapai River Runners rafting excursions.
Grand Canyon West is located on the Hualapai Reservation at the west rim of the Grand Canyon, with the white water rafting and Hualapai Lodge located in Peach Springs, Arizona. Use this map to find your way to your next grand adventure.View Map