Skywalk Glass Bridge at Grand Canyon West
Imagine this: The southern rim of the Grand Canyon is 70 feet behind you; the northern face of the Grand Canyon is 3 miles in front of you.
And looking down through the glass you are standing on, the bottom of the Grand Canyon is 4,000 feet below.
The Skywalk Glass Bridge at Grand Canyon West – just celebrated it’s fifth birthday.
It was built on Hualapai tribal land, the edge of Grand Canyon West, and Skywalk was opened to the public in March of 2007.
People from all over the world have come to experience what it is like to stand over the Grand Canyon, looking down through the clear glass floor.
Skywalk continues to become more popular as visitors have shared their experiences over the past five years.
The Skywalk is horseshoe-shaped glass bridge that sticks out 70 feet past the rim of the Grand Canyon. The views are stunning, and the feelings of standing out there, over the Grand Canyon, are impossible to describe.
The floor is a series of glass panels laid side-by-side on the steel structure; each panel is made of five layers of crystal-clear glass. The steel structure was massively over-engineered, strong enough to withstand winds up to 100 miles per hour.
Skywalk is amazing, but not for everybody. Some of us have a very healthy ‘fear of heights’, and when you see the Skywalk from the solid ground nearby, you can decide for yourself whether you want to ‘give it a go’, or prefer to simply take pictures of the Glass Bridge from a distance.
Either way, some of the best views of the Grand Canyon are at Grand Canyon West, from Skywalk at Eagle Point and from Guano Point.