Unique glass building in the Hualapai Indian Reservation overlooking the Grand Canyon
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The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a unique viewpoint in the famous Grand Canyon in the western United States. The skywalk is largely made of glass, so you can also look down. Some people find it scary, but the majority enjoys the views.
The glass platform offers one of the best views in the western part of the Grand Canyon. This is part is owned by the Hualapai Indians. For years they saw that most tourists only visit a small part of the world-famous gorge.
This attraction was opened in March 2007, in the Hualapai Indian reservation. The glass platform is shaped like a horseshoe and sticks out 22 meters over the edge. If you are not afraid to look into the immense depths, you should go on the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Although it is expensive according to most visitors.
The idea for the viewing platform therefore comes from the Hualapai. They have lived in this area for centuries and also own this part of the Grand Canyon. You could always visit part of their area with an all-terrain vehicle, which is a special excursion in itself. But with the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a new dimension has been added.
The entrance fee to the Grand Canyon Skywalk is certainly not cheap. It is very expensive even according to many tourists. Because yes, is this view so much more beautiful than all the views in the park that you can visit for free?
In addition, there are strict rules for your visit. For example, you are not allowed to take pictures yourself, there are people walking around taking pictures of you and the surroundings. For money, of course. Partly because of this, not everyone is charmed by this attraction. So the choice is yours.
More information: grandcanyonwest.com/skywalk-eagle-point