Hualapai Tribe to open Grand Canyon skywalk

The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona is hoping to attract more tourists with the opening of a skywalk over the Grand Canyon.

The $40 million glass-bottomed skywalk gives people a unique view. It extends 70 feet out from the rim of the Grand Canyon.

A tribal executive said the skywalk, scheduled to open in January 2006, could double the number of tourists who visit the western part of the canyon. The reservation attracted 220,000 people last year.

The tribe owns 1 million acres throughout the Grand Canyon's western rim.

Get the Story:
Glass skywalk to offer 'Grand' view of Canyon (The Arizona Republic 8/23)
New walkway not for the faint of heart (AP 8/22)
Press Release: Hualapai Nation Unveils All-New Destination Experience (Hualapai Tribe 8/22)

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