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Is the idea of looking hundreds of feet down steep gorges, standing above the clouds or coming eye-to-eye with soaring birds enough to induce a state of vertigo in you? If so, it might be best to avoid the following hotels when planning for that next vacation.
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On the other hand, if the thought of teetering on the edge of any number of daunting cliffs is no big deal, then there are jaw-dropping views to be enjoyed at these establishments – all of which are situated in some pretty precarious-looking spots.
10. Hotel Mirador – Chihuahua, Mexico
Hotel Mirador is described on its website as being perched “like an eagle’s nest on the edge of [a] canyon.” And for those plucky travelers who don’t mind a bird’s-eye view of an alarming drop, the rewards are clear: rooms that take their cue from native Tarahumara culture, and stunning panoramas of the landscape in Chihuahua, Mexico. The three-star establishment is set close to the loftiest part of Copper Canyon in the fabulous Sierra Madre mountains, which around the canyon rise to an eye-watering altitude of 7,775 feet.