276 miles off the Strip and away from the bright lights of the city lay one of the most thrilling forms of entertainment you’ll ever experience in Nevada. It’s the Grand Canyon Skywalk tour and I must warn you, it’s not for the faint of heart!
Envisioned by businessman David Jin, the Skywalk, which has hosted more than 1.5 million visitors from around the world since Jin made the first walk on it in 2007, is a glass plank that jets three miles out in front of you and sits an astounding 4,000 feet above the Canyon floor. It’s higher than the tallest skyscraper and it’s all a part of the Grand Canyon West Rim Tour by Big Horn Hummer Tours.
Located at Grand Canyon West on the Hualapai Indian reservation, the Grand Canyon skywalk is made up of a U-shaped beamed glass-bottomed bridge is designed to hold the weight of a dozen fully loaded 747’s and strong enough to withstand winds up to 100 miles per hour. But more importantly, this amazing attraction offers majestic views of the Grand Canyon and surrounding nature you won’t see anywhere else.
But before you can marvel at the amazing sights from 4,00 feet up, the Grand Canyon West Rim Tour by Big Horn Hummer Tours first takes you on a wild-west adventure on board a state-of-the-art double decker luxury bus.
With complimentary pickup available at most Las Vegas hotels, the tour begins with a photo stop at the attraction that has been named one of the Top 10 Construction Achievements of the 20th Century, the Hoover Dam. The modern marvel roughly attracts more than a million visitors a year and you’ll become a part of that statistic as you take in the massive concrete walls from the amazing O’Callaghan – Tillman Bridge.
After a sufficient amount of time snapping pictures of the engineering masterpiece you’ll continue your journey to the Grand Canyon, passing through the ancient Joshua Tree Forest. Listen to the knowledgeable tour guides as they offer insightful narration on all of the places you drive through during your travels.
Upon arrival at the Grand Canyon West Rim the Hualapai Indians, who graciously allow their visitors to tour their Indian village, which includes the Hualapai Market, Hualapai Ranch, Guano Point and Eagle Point, will greet guests and teach them about the history and geology of the canyon.
The fearless guests in the group can then walk the impressive Skywalk for perfect views of the majestic canyon. If you’re not afraid of heights or if you want to test your inner daredevil you can find excellent deals on the Grand Canyon West Rim Tour by Big Hummer Tours right here on BestofVegas.com.