Friday, August 21, 2009

Grand Canyon Skywalk

While not located in the Grand Canyon National Park, it is located in a smaller part of the same canyon system, offering a view like no other can.

Owned and operated by the Hualapai Tribe, the Skywalk will be the first-ever cantilever shaped glass walkway to suspend more than 4,000 feet above the canyon’s floor and extend 70 feet from the canyon’s rim. March 28, 2007 as the official public opening date of The Skywalk.

Access to The Skywalk will run from dawn to dusk and will cost $25 per person in addition to the cost of a Grand Canyon Hualapai West entrance package. One hundred and twenty people will be allowed on the bridge at a time. Admittance is first come, first serve for walk up visitors; however, reservations can be made. Guests will enter and exit the walkway via temporary buildings while the adjacent visitor’s center is being completed. The Hualapai Tribe plans to issue numbered shoe covers, in order to avoid scratches and slipping, to each visitor that enters the open-air walkway.

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