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Most visitors to the Grand Canyon visit the South Rim, and few make it to the more remote North Rim. However, the Grand Canyon stretches 277 miles from tip to tip, and the North and South Rims are just a tiny part of that vast gorge.
A nearby travel alternative for Las Vegas visitors is Grand Canyon West, part of the Hualapai Indian Nation, and home to a new way to view the Grand Canyon.
The Grand Canyon Skywalk is slated to open in late 2006 as part of a broad plan to bring more visitors to this section of the canyon. A high-tech glass bridge that juts out of the canyon rim like an outcropping, the Grand Canyon Skywalk allows visitors to observe the canyon around and below them all the way to the Colorado River nearly a mile beneath.