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Discover Hualapai Culture

Peach Springs is the capital of the Hualapai (pronounced Wal-lah-pie) nation, an American Indian tribe whose name means “People of the Tall Pines.” Visitors to Grand Canyon West can explore the Hualapai Ranch, with its rustic cabins, food hall and recreational activities. Learn more about the tribal nation at the Hualapai Cultural Center, which features classes in traditional crafts, language programs and more. Or, go on an unforgettable whitewater rafting excursion with the Hualapai River Runners.

 

 

Brave the Grand Canyon Skywalk

The glass-bottomed Grand Canyon Skywalk, a horseshoe-shaped walkway, allows visitors to take a memorable stroll about 1,600 meters above the Colorado River Valley. The skywalk affords stunning canyon views through five layers of glass. The curved bridge is anchored by red limestone, resting on a foundation of eight columns. Hungry visitors can enjoy a view with their meal or glass of wine at Sky View restaurant. Save time to see Eagle Point, named after a rock formation that resembles the majestic bird. The skywalk’s amphitheater hosts daily traditional Native American dance performances, and the gift shop sells handcrafted jewelry and artwork from Hualapai and other tribal members.

 

 

More Epic Grand Canyon Views

The remnants of a now-shuttered guano mine provide one of the Grand Canyon’s most breathtaking scenic stops, Guano Point. The Highpoint Hike up to Guano Point offers 360-degree views of the canyon. Visitors can dine at the canyon’s edge at Guano Point Cafe or browse Native American jewelry and crafts at the Hualapai Market. A variety of tour operators also offer helicopter adventures at Grand Canyon West, both above and below the canyon’s rim. Flights are typically 15 to 20 minutes long, with some allowing visitors to explore the landing bluff at the bottom of the canyon.

Fun Fact

The historic tram remnants at Guano Point in Grand Canyon West
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At Guano Point, there are remnants of a historic tram that once stretched 2,682 meters across the Grand Canyon to a guano mine.

Reconstructed traditional Hualapai lodging in Grand Canyon West
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The Hualapai Tribe have a long history of living along the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River, including in shelters and homes on the canyon walls.

The Grand Canyon Skywalk in Arizona
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The Grand Canyon Skywalk can hold the weight of more than 70 passenger jets, according to engineers.

The Grand Canyon Skywalk overlooking the canyon’s West Rim
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