Grand Canyon Skywalk: Will It Happen?
If someone built a glass-bottomed platform off an edge of the Grand Canyon, would you walk out onto it? The Hualapia Tribe is betting you will.
It's a novel concept. Think of the view some 4,000 feet down that you'd have of the Grand Canyon. But for someone who struggles with vertigo just standing near the edge of the canyon, I'm not sure I'd pay for the privilege to walk out over that big hole in the ground. Others, I'm sure, would relish the thought.
But the question right now is whether the tribe can pull off this attraction on the canyon's West Rim just beyond the boundary of Grand Canyon National Park. According to a story in the Arizona Republic, more than a few problems must be resolved. There have been construction delays, insurance questions, and access is via 14 miles of unpaved road.
You can see some construction photos here. But stay tuned, folks. This is not a done deal.