Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Grand Canyon Skywalk





































The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a tourist attraction, commissioned by the Hualapai Indian tribe, to be opened to the public on March 28, 2007, along the Colorado River on the edge of the Grand Canyon in the U.S. state of Arizona. The Skywalk will be charging $25 per person in addition to other entry fees.

The glass bridge is suspended 4,000 feet (1 219 meters) above the canyon. The bridge's walls and floor are built of glass 4 inches (10.2 cm) thick. The horseshoe shaped bridge protrudes 65 (20 meters) feet from the edge of the canyon. The Skywalk is able to hold 70 tons of weight, allowing for 800 people weighing 175 lbs. (80 kg) each to stand on the bridge. The allowed capacity, though, will be limited to only 120 persons. All visitors will be provided with shoe covers to protect them from slipping and to prevent scratching of the glass floor.
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15 comments :

Mark Rickert said...

...i wonder when the first person will use it to commit suicide?

you know it's inevitable.

Poppy said...

I just passed out looking at the downward view, but I wanna go try it out! Road trip????

Dylan said...

The Grand Canyon is an amazing sight. This is definitely on my 'to do' list next time I'm there. I hope the lines aren't too long.

Unknown said...

too expensive. they need to cut down the price of that ish.

eric_cartman said...

Damn hippie indians!

eric_cartman said...

damn hippie indians!

infraorange said...

cool. i was there this past weekend, and it wasn't busy yet. it's going to be crazy popular, i'm sure.

Unknown said...

How short are the barriers? Asking for jumpers surely? Great idea though but 20million pounds( 40US ) ouch.. I can't wait to visit to try it out!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, its only a matter of time before someone does a nosedive down on the rocks. Im suprised it hasnt happened yet.

Expressing said...

It's an awesome experience to walk on that floor.....at first glance it seems to be easy to walk on middle but it needs courage to overcome the fear of height.....and its a nice place for the people to win over the fear of height........it's lovely place to visit and enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Its a shame that Natives nickel and dime everything, just to get a glimpse of Mother Nature! Pay to step on the skywalk? Yes, but shouldnt be charged just to SEE Grand Canyon, they charge $35 and force you to take a 2hr tour of village, etc. also, another $20 just to park!

Anonymous said...

me too!!!

honeydancil said...

I have never been into the Grand Canyon but have stayed in a city on the outskirts of the mountainside and it is really bigger than you can imagine! grand canyon tours from las vegas

jadesmith said...

Grand Canyon Skywalk is loacted at the canyon's west rim. It has a unique glass bottomed cantilever U shaped observation deck spans 70 feet over the canyon's rim and is almost 4000 feet above the Colorado river. You will truly get an adventure and boisterous experience of this majestic place.

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