Grand Canyon Skywalk

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Gaining the attention of more than 1 million tourists per year, the Hualapai tribe manages Grand Canyon West, the site of the Skywalk, and rafting down the Colorado River. Grand Canyon West lies near the Grand Canyon’s western side, which is separate from Grand Canyon National Park and is managed by the Government Park Service. It is 242 miles west of the South Rim Visitors Centre of Grand Canyon National Park, and so the two are a five-hour drive away. Las Vegas is the nearest big city, 120 km away. Grand Canyon Skywalk

The $30 million Skywalk, a horseshoe-shaped glass route, stays 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon. The Skywalk, built-in 2007, gives you the impression you’re in the air. In reality, you can see tourists closing their eyes on the handrails anxiously. In the Skywalk building, don’t miss the exhibits on Hualapai’s history. A tour package must be bought for the Grand Canyon West, which is not part of the basis of the Grand Canyon National Park. To have some options such as Skywalk, helicopter and boat tours, horseback tours, and more, you must first buy a tour package.

How Do You Go to the Skywalk?

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It can be an adventure, but it’s not cheap. However, it’s a unique way to enjoy the most esteemed natural full of wonders of the world. By car or rental car, taking Interstate 40 or Highway 93 to Kingman in northwestern Arizona. Follow Highway 93/E Andy Devine Ave/B-40/Historic 66 for 3 or 4 kilometers at Kingman, then continue for a little over 35 kilometers along the W Beale St/US-93. Switch to the W Pierce Ferry Road right and follow the Grand Canyon West Welcome Centre to Dolan Springs for seven miles. The Skywalk is 14 miles away from there.

The Sky View Restaurant

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On the 2nd floor of the Skywalk building is the Sky View Restaurant. It provides panoramic views of canyon tops and American cuisines such as hamburgers, sandwiches from grilled cheese, grilled cheese dogs, and chicken tenders. You will visit a Native American village replica, alongside Skywalk and the symbolic houses of Native Americans Hualapai, Navajo, Hopi, Havasupai, and Plains. You can still watch the outdoor performance of native Tribes every day. Snack resorts and gift shops can also be found in the town.

The Entry Fees and Waiting Lines you have to follow

An official Hualapai visitation permit and photo opportunities with Hualapai tribe members included in the Hualapai Heritage Day pass to Grand Canyon West and hop-on-hop-off shuttles to all viewpoints, including Hualapai Ranch, Eagle Point, and Guano Point. The walk on the Skywalk is not included. You have to pay for the Legacy Gold kit with meals to walk across the Skywalk. In peak seasons (summer) mainly, visitors should also be ready to await the tour of the Skywalk in line. This is a common and increasingly popular attraction.

The History of Grand Canyon Skywalk

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Grand Canyon Skywalk, a partner to the Chinese American businessman David Jin, cost $30 million to build and was financed by Hualapai Indian Tribe. The Skywalk structure has been designed with 100 million pounds of steel, built to endure 100 mph of winds. It offers us an opportunity to share the marvel of the Canyons provided by the Hualapai Tribe. It was my goal to balance shape, function, and design.”

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