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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

If they build it, they will come...the Grand Canyon Skywalk

In my three visits to the rim of the Grand Canyon, I have always come away with a sense of awe as to the expanse of it all.

In a feat of engineering, the Grand Canyon Skywalk will open for visitors this month (March 28,2007), and provide visitors with a unique glimpse into the Canyon. To be operated by the Hualapai Indian Tribe, which owns land along the West rim of the Canyon, it will overhang the canyon edge by 70 feet with glimpses of the Colorado River 4,000 feet below through the glass sides and bottom of the half-circle shaped walkway. This futuristic design of steel beams with earthquake reinforcements will be able to accept 120 visitors at a time, who will pay a $25 admission fee.
--->Be one of the first to experience this unique attraction!

The South Rim is where most people travel when they explore the Canyon. In our previous visit, we explored the South and North Rim (which gets more snow and is more remote). If looking to visit the Grand Canyon, plan well ahead to make best use of your time, especially if wanting to go on a mule ride into the Canyon, visit beautiful Havasu Falls next to the Grand Canyon (up to a year ahead of time to reserve), or either Rim.

For a handy reference if traveling to the Grand Canyon, I recommend getting the book:
Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide

Now, I'm itching to get back to explore more...

Since this post, I have received some exclusive photos of the Skywalk from Grand Canyon West -
Photo credit: Grand Canyon WestPhoto credit: Grand Canyon West

Posted by Carl Burnham at 3:56 PM
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