Grand Canyon Skywalk

The Grand Canyon Skywalk opens in one month. Are you ready for the Skywalk? Is the Grand Canyon ready for the Skywalk. An article in today’s LA Times surveys a variety of opinions about the Skywalk’s impact on the Grand Canyon experience. (Find more Grand Canyon Skywalk news here.)What do you think about the Grand Canyon skywalk? Share your thoughts in the comments.

2 Responses to “Grand Canyon Skywalk”

  1. cpykt Says:

    On a recent trip to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon we traveled to the Grand Canyon West to walk on the skywalk.The Skywalk itself was quite an experience. However, getting there and the quality and organization of the site was less than desireable. To get to the site you should be prepared for some rough terrain. There is approximately 14 miles of hard packed dirt washboard road that will rattle your eyeteeth if you try to exceed 10 miles per hour. It took nearly 2 hours for us to traverse these 14 miles, which we said we wouldn’t come back until the road was paved. The ticketing is quite pricy for what you get. The cost is $49.00 for the priveledge of getting on the site which includes a meal (which I will mention more about shortly) and another $25.00 if you want to walk on the skywalk. Be prepared that no cameras, cell phones or any personal items are allowed on the skywalk (which kind of defeats the whole idea of why you would like to come. We were hustled in an old school bus to a makeshift western town to see a shoot out, have lunch and take pictues. Skip the trip to the ranch and wait until you get to Guano point to eat. we found the meal is much better there but we had already used our meal coupn and were not informed there would be a choice. Guano point was , besides the skywalk, the better part of the trip. Be aware there are no railings around the edge which prompts many people to crawl on hands and knees to the edge for a peek. The view is spectacular. We climbed to the top of Guano point and was amazed at the awesome panorama that unfolded around us. You can have the obligatory photograph they will take of you done but I would rather have been allowed to take my camera to shoot my own pictures with. All in all I found the management of the site lacking but the features to be good. I suppose it has a lot to do with the fact the site is not 100% complete. I only hope they get things more organized because it has the potential to be an awesome vacation destination.

  2. Wes Says:

    Sounds absoulety awesome.
    I wish the “sky walk had of been there on my trip, (as my trip was about 14 years ago lol)
    Thou interesting about what you say about the management of the place.
    A place to go back to and do the modern trip this time.

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