The Grand Canyon is indeed a very big hole in the ground. It is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and more than a mile (6,000 feet / 1,800 meters) deep. It is the result of constant erosion by the Colorado River over millions of years. One popular attraction is the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a horseshoe-shaped glass walkway that is 4,000 feet (1,220 meters) above the canyon floor in the Grand Canyon West area of the main canyon. Since opening in March 2007, about 300,000 visitors have walked the Grand Canyon Skywalk each year.
Commissioned and owned by the Hualapai Indian tribe, the skywalk is an engineering marvel conceived by David Jin, a Las Vegas-based investor who had been involved with tourism and the Hualapai Nation. The project sparked a great deal of controversy regarding the continued commercialization of this natural phenomenon, but proponents argued that it is part of a larger plan to address the tribe’s high unemployment and poverty rates. The tribe unsuccessfully sued Lin regarding management fees. Don’t forget to click here if you want more information about all the great places that you can travel to, we are definitely planning our next trip
Got home late last night so no new posts or pictures online but look for them Wednesday night or so. Met lots of interesting people, learned lots of new stuff and saw the Grand Canyon for the first time.
Was it worth it? Yeah.
Is it scary? not really.
How much did it cost me? nothing
how much will it cost you? $74.99
3 thoughts on “The Skywalk was great!”
I’ve been away for awhile. How did you get it free? I know you’ve talked about this before but I’ve been too busy playing poker!!
The short version is that when this first started circulating the Internet, I wanted to find out if it was real. Snopes.com said it was but there wasn’t much info. So I looked around and eventually was added to a press release mailing list. They just started inviting us “media=types” to various events. This one I accepted.
That’s pretty cool! I