Video: Exciting Unpaved Drive to the Skywalk

Grand Canyon Skywalk

Grand Canyon West, Arizona

The Hualapai Nation has a challenge. Now that they've accomplished their engineering feat of hanging the $25mm glass Skywalk 4,000 feet above the floor of the Grand Canyon, how will they entice visitors to try it out? March 2007's Grand Opening media blitz was effective; anyone we spoke to later around the U.S. recalled seeing the Skywalk on TV or in the papers. But they were still curious. What was it like?

One feature of the new attraction that didn't get as much attention: the hideous unpaved roads connecting Grand Canyon West with the rest of the world. Parts of the best road, a 14-mile-long dirt two-laner, is said to be almost impassible in rain; in dry weather, it's really bumpy, dusty, and offers occasional boulder surprises.

Check out that boulder.This video assembles a few short excerpts of our entertaining drive to the Skywalk.

Or you can skip the drive and go straight to the Skywalk Grand Opening video. [1:32]

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