Grand Canyon Skywalk
The Grand Canyon Skywalk is on the west rim of the Grand Canyon. You are standing on a platform of glass with the rim of the Grand Canyon 70 feet below you. When you look down you see nothing but 2.000 feet of air between you and the floor of the canyon.
The Skywalk is on the Hualapai Indian Reservation. This structure is a u-shaped glass bridge jutting 70 feet past the rim of the Grand Canyon. This architectural wonder is sturdy enough to hold the weight of a dozen fully loaded 747s and it can tolerate 100 mph winds.
It was built with the hope of giving an economic boost to the Hualapai Indian Tribe. They have been living in poverty for decades and have widespread unemployment.
Grand Canyon West is located approximately 3 hours from Las Vegas, 6 hours from Phoenix or 4 to 5 hours from Grand Canyon's South Rim.
One of the primary roads is unpaved and really difficult to drive on at 10 mph. If there has been rain, the road could be closed. It is not uncommon to have cattle walking across the road. You would be better off taking the park and ride shuttle service. You will have to pay a fee for this service. You can get tickets from the Grand Canyon West Welcome Center located near Meadview, Arizona.
A note of caution...
It is not a cheap trip. If you are visiting the Skywalk as part of a tour be sure to ask about additional fees. You do have to pay for the Skywalk plus impact fees. If you plan to eat there, that will be an additional cost. If you add photography that is again another fee.