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Grand Canyon Skywalk, Grand Canyon West
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Glass Bridge, Grand Canyon Skywalk

 

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The Grand Canyon Skywalk is set to transform Grand Canyon West from a sleepy backwater to an attraction on the rim. The glass-bottom Skywalk, a horseshoe-shaped cantilever bridge extending 70 feet beyond the rim of the canyon and suspended 4,000 feet above the canyon floor, rewards intrepid travelers with awe-inspiring views of the Grand Canyon and a sense of walking on air. That said, its overpriced and difficult to reach. What's more, the experience often falls short.
Getting There
 
The Grand Canyon Skywalk is located in Grand Canyon West and sits within the Hualapai Reservation. The Skywalk is outside of Grand Canyon National Park. The road leading to Grand Canyon West is roughly 20 miles on a rough, unpaved road. All visitors are required to park at the entrance and ride a shuttle bus to the glass-bottom bridge.
Hours & Times
 
The Skywalk is open daily 7:00 - 19:00 from April to September and 8:00 to 17:00 from October to March. Peak hours are 11:00 - 15:00. The last entrance is 90 minutes before close. The Skywalk is open in all weather except lightning storms.
Admission & Fees
 
A trip to the Skywalk is anything but cheap. In addition to the ticket price, a steep fee (Legacy Pass) is charged to enter Grand Canyon West. A reduced rate is available for children aged 3 to 11 and seniors aged 55 and older. Children aged 2 and under are free of charge. Discounts are available for Arizona and Nevada residents as well as Native Americans.
Things to Keep in Mind
 
Cameras aren't permitted on the glass-bottom bridge. The Skywalk may not be appropriate for adults or kids with a fear of heights.
 
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