Grand Canyon Skywalk
GRAND CANYON WEST
One of the most recognizable and popular travel magazines, Travel + Leisure, has crowned the Grand Canyon Skywalk as the “best new bridge.” Located at Grand Canyon West’s Eagle Point, the Skywalk is the only place where visitors can step out onto a glass walkway nearly 4000 feet above the floor of the Grand Canyon. The Skywalk won by a large margin in the United States and beat out all other daring bridges around the world.
Top New Bridges
1. Grand Canyon Skywalk, Arizona
2. Henderson Waves Pedestrian Bridge, Singapore
3. Millau Viaduct, Millau, France
4. Ponte della Costituzione, Venice, Italy
5. Langkawi Sky Bridge, Langkawi, Malaysia
Travel + Leisure conducted an online survey in 2011 to discover their readers’ top new landmarks of the world. The magazine defines “New landmarks” as any landmarks that opened after 1996. The Skywalk opened in March of 2007. Some 60 landmarks were rated in different categories such as skyscrapers, parks, museums and, of course, bridges.
About Hualapai Tourism:
Grand Canyon Resort Corporation, which is wholly owned and operated by the Hualapai Nation, manages Grand Canyon West, Hualapai River Runners (whitewater rafting), Hualapai Ranch and the Hualapai Lodge. Grand Canyon West is a collection of viewpoints and attractions spread over 9000 acres of the Grand Canyon’s West Rim in Northwest Arizona, just 120 miles east of Las Vegas, Nevada. Grand Canyon West is the only place in the Canyon where visitors can access a boat ride on the Colorado River via helicopter and is home to the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass walkway 4000 ft above the canyon floor. The site attractions are: Guano Point, with panoramic canyon views and the historic guano mine tram; Eagle Point, the location of the Grand Canyon Skywalk, the Native American Village with authentic dwellings of multiple tribes, live Native American performances; and The Hualapai Ranch, a western town with cowboy entertainment, horseback riding, wagon rides and overnight cabins facing the Canyon rim. Private cars are welcome or all inclusive tours are available from Las Vegas, Phoenix and Sedona by airplane, helicopter, coach, SUV and Hummer. The Hualapai Lodge on Historic Route 66 and Grand Canyon West are open daily 365 days a year. Hualapai River Runners, the only one-day whitewater rafting trip through the Grand Canyon, operates March – October.
US Luxury Tours can plan a package for you that includes a trip to the Grand Canyon Skywalk in Arizona. Call to ask us about this.