Stand on the Grand Canyon Skywalk

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Grand Canyon Skywalk. Photo courtesy of Hualapai Nation

Also known as “The Glass Bridge at Grand Canyon West,” the Skywalk is a horseshoe-shaped walkway with a clear, 4-inch-thick glass floor extending almost 70 feet out into the Grand Canyon. Visitors on the Skywalk peer over the railing or down through their stance to see the Canyon and all of its 4,000 feet of vertical abyss.

Built in 2007, the Skywalk gives you the feeling you are walking on air. In fact, you’ll see some tourists anxiously grab the handrails with their eyes shut. Don’t miss the exhibits on Hualapai history and culture inside the Skywalk building.

You’ll find the Grand Canyon Skywalk outside of the National Park at Grand Canyon West, an area owned by the Hualapai Tribe. It 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. A drive from the South Rim’s Grand Canyon Village is about 4 to 4-1/2 hours.

The Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass bottom bridge. Photo courtesy Haulapai Tribe.

The Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass bottom bridge. Photo courtesy Haulapai Tribe.

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 more information:
grandcanyonwest.com.

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