Imagine standing on an immense, carefully-crafted glass platform suspended thousands of feet above the base of the Grand Canyon in the Hualapai Indian Reservation, due east of the City of Las Vegas… This may sound like only a dream to many, but it can be a reality.
If you have a bucket list in progress, this is definitely an adventure that you will not want to pass up.
Not only will you get to experience one of the most popular natural wonders of the world up close and personal, you will do so in a thrilling manner that allows you to truly experience the vast propensity of the Grand Canyon.
The Grand Canyon glass walkway – which is called the “Skywalk” – is situated in the western region of the Grand Canyon on the reservation that is owned by the Hualapai Indian Tribe.
It has been constructed just 120 miles east of the popular City of Las Vegas and approximately 70 miles north of the City of Kingman in Arizona. By visiting the glass walkway, you will not only get to experience a once-in-a-lifetime death-defying glimpse of the Grand Canyon, but you will also get to see the land that the Hualapai Tribe calls “home”.
Where a Dream Becomes Reality for Bucket List Adventurists
In the year of 1996, a businessman from the City of Las Vegas named David Jin took a tour of the Grand Canyon. It was – at that time – he had a dream of a glass-bottomed platform that could be enjoyed by guests to the region.
He took his idea to Lochsa Engineering, a design firm in Las Vegas. Together, the team created an absolutely magnificent structure – capable of holding the weight of multiple 747s, winds up to 100mph, and providing spectacular views that cannot be duplicated in any other area of the Grand Canyon.
On March 20th in the year of 2007, the Grand Canyon glass walkway officially opened with the famous astronaut – Buzz Aldrin – taking one of the first steps on the structure.
Top Tours of the Grand Canyon Glass Walkway
Now that you are a bit familiar with the glass walkway and have added it to your bucket list, it is time to take your dream and turn it into a reality! The following outlines the top tours of this amazing and highly adventurous Grand Canyon attraction:
The Grand Canyon Glass Walkway Express Helicopter Tour
If you will be visiting the Grand Canyon and find yourself a little strapped for time, this is the perfect tour of the glass walkway for you! Here, you will board a luxurious helicopter near Las Vegas and fly to the Grand Canyon.
While in the air, you will see the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the Grand Canyon. Upon landing, you will arrive on the west rim. You will then be transported to the amazing Grand Canyon glass walkway and get to skip to the front of the line.
While on the walkway, you will get to see the Colorado River, Eagle Point, and many other amazing locations in the national park. The conclusion of the tour is the flight back to Las Vegas and a limousine ride back to your hotel.
West Rim Adventure and Glass Walkway Tour
If you are an adrenaline junkie that appreciates a thrilling experience, you are sure to enjoy this amazing tour. It starts with a Cessna airplane narrated tour from Phoenix to the west rim.
You will then board a helicopter and ride to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, where you will get to board a boat and ride down the Colorado River.
The helicopter will then return you to Eagle Point and you will have access to the glass walkway.
West Rim and Hoover Dam Tour with Glass Walkway Tour
This inexpensive tour will allow you to visit the Hoover Dam, travel over the Joshua Tree Forest, and directly into the west rim region.
Here, you will have a total of 3 hours to explore the glass walkway, Eagle Point, observe the wild west show at the Hualapai Ranch, Guano Point, and a variety of other adventures.
Make Your Reservations Today
If you are ready to mark out the glass walkway and other Grand Canyon destinations off of your bucket list, today is the day to make your reservations.
Simply visit us here at Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours today to create your once-in-a-lifetime vacation adventure!