March 29, 2007
Pictures from the Grand Canyon Skywalk
Last Tuesday I attended the ceremonial “First Walk” for the Grand Canyon Skywalk and was able to take some pictures from the Glass Bridge. Now before I go on I must ask that you not “borrow” any of my pictures as they bring traffic to my site which in turn helps pay for the service. If you can’t help yourself then please at least credit me and provide a link back to my site.
I’ve managed to upload some of the best shots and some that may only appeal to me but as you visit the gallery, please take a moment and “rate” your favorites and leave comments. Just select “Detail” from the lower right corner of the page to see these options. I’ll look into different themes to make this even easier. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I may already know the answer or can get it from the source pretty quickly.
The Grand Canyon Skywalk is the first ever cantilever-shaped glass walkway to suspend more than 4,000 feet above the canyon?s floor and extend 70 feet from the canyon?s rim. Located at Grand Canyon West?s Eagle Point, the Skywalk is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. Purchase of The Spirit Package, $49.95, includes the Hualapai visitation permit, access to all points of interest at Grand Canyon West including Guano Point, Hualapai Ranch and Eagle Point, lunch at an all-you-can-eat buffet and photo opportunities with Hualapai Members. It is an additional $25 to walk on The Skywalk. To maximize visitors? experience, a limit of 120 people will be permitted on the bridge at any one time. In order to avoid scratches on the glass, shoe covers will be issued and all personal items must be left in designated lockers.
The visitor?s center, scheduled to open early next year, will include a museum, theater, VIP lounge and gift shop as well as private indoor and outdoor facilities for meetings, special events and weddings. Several restaurants and bars will be available, including The Skywalk Caf?, a high-end restaurant with outdoor patio and rooftop dining on the edge of the canyon. The second floor of the visitor?s center will provide access to The Skywalk glass walkway.