Grand Canyon’s Glass Walkway to Open Next March

By | December 19, 2006

Grand Canyons Glass Walkway to Open Next March

Members of a Native American group based in a remote part of Arizona are hoping to entice more tourists by inviting visitors to step off the edge of the Grand Canyon. The 1,500-member Hualapai tribe announced last week that the Skywalk?a giant, 30-million-dollar steel-and-glass walkway?will open to the public in March 2007.The Skywalk will jut out 70 feet (21 meters) from the canyon rim, allowing tourists to go for a stroll with nothing between their feet and the Colorado River?4,000 feet (1,220 meters) below?except for four inches (ten centimeters) of glass.

The Hualapai, or “People of the Tall Pines,” are working with the Las Vegas, Nevada-based Destination Grand Canyon to market the Skywalk and draw in valuable tourist dollars. – natgeo

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