08/07/14 - 3:08pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Getting to the Grand Canyon Skywalk used to include a teeth-chattering drive over a washboard road fraught with dips and twists.
Motorists have a smoother drive to the Hualapai Tribe’s most popular tourist destination now that Diamond Bar Road is completely paved.
The road was the biggest drawback in reaching the Skywalk, a glass bridge that juts out 70 feet from the canyon walls and gives visitors a view of the Colorado River 4,000 feet below. Tour operators had complained of broken windows, flat tires, missing hubcaps and dust.