Stand on the Grand Canyon Skywalk

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Located at Grand Canyon West, an area¬†owned by the Hualapai Tribe, the Grand Canyon Skywalk is a horseshoe-shaped walkway that extends almost 70 feet out into the Grand Canyon. Visitors on the Skywalk, which has a clear, 4-inch-thick glass bottom, peer over the railing, or down through their stance to see the Canyon and all of its 4,000 feet of vertical abyss. Although its weight capacity is stated to be 70 tons, permitted capacity is limited to just 120 people at a time. Visitors must wear special “booties” over their shoes so as not to damage or scuff the glass bottom.

Also known as “The Glass Bridge at Grand Canyon West,” visitors seem as if they’re tip-toeing when venturing out on the Skywalk over the great abyss, an effect that is undoubtedly caused by being suspended some 4,000 feet over the Grand Canyon.

First opened in March of 2007, the skywalk is about 120 miles southeast of Las Vegas, NV, and 70 miles north of Kingman, AZ. It can also be accessed via the Grand Canyon West Airport.

Grand Canyon West is privately owned and operated by the Hualapai Tribe and requires the purchase of a tour package for entry. A tour package must be purchased first in order to add any options such as the Skywalk, helicopter and boat rides, horseback rides and more. For package information go to grandcanyonwest.com.

 

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  1. We are thinking about going there but are old & my husband uses a cane. How difficutl do you think it would be for him to navigate t least the Skywalk?

    Judy HosmanekFebruary 7, 2012 @ 2:00 am
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