Does the thought of walking along a high, glass floored, skywalk built 5,000 ft up a mountain scare you or intrigue you? If you’re a traveller with a lot of courage, you should try out these skywalks around the world. They are incredible yet (to us!) pretty scary at the same time. Would you be able to do it?
The Grand Canyon West bridge, built in 2012, was recently voted “Best new bridge” in the Travel & Leisure magazine, and stands nearly 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon floor. The bridge is located at the Grand Canyon West’s Eagle Point.
A little closer to home, a new bridge was recently built in Canada called the Glacier Skywalk Experience which begins with a five minute transfer by coach from the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. From here you can enjoy a cliff-edge, glass-floored walkway that extends along the Sunwapta Valley, over 918 feet high.
The Skyline Walk on the Jungfrau mountain in Switzerland is going to open in August of this year. The platform will be built over a vertical precipice which will offer stunning and exhilarating views. The new transparent floor will allow you to experience a panoramic view of the entire mountain range as well as its depths.
But perhaps the most terrifying skywalk of all is situated 4,700ft above sea level on the side of the Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, China. The 200 ft bridge allows tourists to look through 2.5in of crystal clear glass to the canyon floor below. This skywalk is so high up that you’re actually in the clouds!