Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Gerudo Highlands Skyview Tower Guide

Learn how to get inside the Gerudo Highlands Tower which is covered in snow.

By GamesRecon

I bet you’ve been scaling mountains, crossing vast terrains, and battling some pretty wild creatures in Zelda TotK. And maybe, you’ve stumbled upon the intriguing Skyview Towers. These towers are like the hidden gems of Hyrule, each unveiling a unique part of the map. Today, we are here to talk about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Gerudo Highlands Skyview Tower. Tucked away in the southwestern corner of the Hyrule map, this tower reveals the grandeur of the Gerudo Highlands, from its towering peaks to its wide open skies.

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Gerudo Highlands Skyview Tower Location

The Gerudo Highlands aren’t just any regular spot in Hyrule – they’re chilly. Seriously, you might feel like you’ve stepped into a freezer. So, toss on that cozy warm gear, or get some warming food or elixirs ready.

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Gerudo Highlands Skyview Tower Map Location

Now, if you’re thinking, “I’ve got this, I’ll just spot that tower from anywhere in Hyrule and head straight to it,” hold on a moment. This tower’s playing a sneaky game of hide and seek. From most parts of Hyrule, it’s totally hidden from view. The only exception is the Gerudo Desert. So, swing by and activate the Gerudo Canyon Skyview Tower first. It’ll give you a much-needed vantage point and make your journey a whole lot easier.

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Once you’re on the Gerudo Canyon Tower, look towards the direction of Rito Village. Our elusive TotK Gerudo Highlands Tower is perched on a plateau just south of the village but with a tiny shift to the east. You can totally paraglide most of the way there from the Gerudo Canyon Tower. Just make sure to approach from the eastern side as it gives you the best route and a pretty scenic view too.

For those of you who like precise details (I see you, navigators!), here are the exact map coordinates: -3972, -1250, 0429.

How to Activate the Gerudo Highlands Skyview Tower in Zelda TotK

First up, you might notice something odd. The tower’s entrance is nowhere in sight. The game’s nature decided to play a prank and buried it under a snow drift. But, no access on the surface means it’s time to think outside the box. Or in this case, underneath it! You’re going to want to find a spot to use your “Ascend” ability beneath the tower.

A note giving information about Gerudo Highlands Tower.

There’s a note placed in a nearby camp. It whispers about a cave but doesn’t give away the exact spot (because where’s the fun in that?). But we’ve got you covered. Head to the same level as the tower and wander north along the cliff face – there’s your hidden cave. Venture inside, and you’ll find walls you can strike with a weapon that has a stone affixed to it. Keep smashing and moving forward until you hit a submerged river. There are some handy supplies around, so grab them.

Going on raft towards the waterfall

Now, it’s time to use the “Ultrahand” ability as it’s your best friend here. Grab the large board, place it in the water, and go on for a little ride. You’re heading straight for a waterfall that leads to another chamber. But worry not, use your trusty paraglider to soar off and aim for the nearby beach. And, treasure hunters, there’s a chest hidden in a small tunnel siding with the beach wall. Don’t miss out!

Link on a crfated wooden raft right under the tower.

Now, check your minimap. Do you see the scaffolding? That’s right below the Gerudo Highlands Skyview Tower. Grab the board you sailed in on, find another one on the beach, and craft yourself a makeshift raft.

Using Ascend ability to reach the Gerudo Highlands Skyview Tower in Zelda TotK

Navigate to the exact spot above the tower icon, and that’s your cue; it’s Ascend time. Once you shoot up, head straight for the pedestal inside. Activate it, and you’ve just unlocked the map for the area. Furthermore, you can launch into the sky whenever you want with the help of a wrap point.