Tribe Plans To Open Zip Lines At West Rim Of Grand Canyon

Dec 27, 2017

In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Don Habatone, member of the Hualapai Indian Tribe, looks out over the Skywalk at Grand Canyon West, on March 7, 2007, located 120 miles east of Las Vegas. The tribe plans to open two zip lines in January. The zip lines will send guests nearly 1,000 feet above a side canyon.
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The Hualapai Tribe is expanding tourist offerings at the west rim of the Grand Canyon.

More than 1 million people a year visit Grand Canyon West, outside the boundaries of the national park. It's best known for the Skywalk, a horseshoe-shaped glass bridge that juts out 70 feet from the canyon wall and gives visitors a view of the Colorado River 4,000 feet below.

The tribal corporation that runs it recently opened a restaurant in a connected visitor center that had been the subject of a bitter dispute between a late Las Vegas businessman and the tribe.

In January, the corporation plans to open a pair of zip lines that will send guests nearly 1,000 feet above a side canyon. Each zip line will carry four people.