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Road To Skywalk Now Paved

Getting to the Grand Canyon Skywalk used to mean a teeth-clattering drive over a washboard road fraught with dips and twists. But the road to the Hualapai Tribe's popular tourist destination is now paved. 

Paving the final 9-mile stretch cost more than $30 million and came after years of legal battles with a local rancher. Tour operators had complained of broken windows, flat tires and missing hubcaps on the drive to the Skywalk, a glass semicircle that juts out 70 feet from the canyon wall.  Each year, some 700,000 people visit Grand Canyon West, which is not part of Grand Canyon National Park.

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