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Hoover Dam to Grand Canyon Skywalk,Tips about the Grand Canyon Skywalk

  1. By kevin
  2. On Jul 31, 2018
  3. North America
  4. Travel Tips

Our travel tips about Hoover Dam to Grand Canyon Skywalk as below.Located at Grand Canyon West on the Hualapai Indian Reservation,the new Grand Canyon Skywalk opened to the public on March 28th,2007.The structure,consisting of a U-shaped cantilevered glass walk jutting 70 feet past the rim of the Grand Canyon,was dreamt up by Las Vegas businessman David Jin while taking part in a Grand Canyon tour in 1996.With the help of Las Vegas design firm Lochsa Engineering,Jin’s creation will be sturdy enough to hold the weight of a dozen fully loaded 747’s,and strong enough to withstand winds up to 100mph.Astronaut Buzz Aldrin lead the first walkers on the Grand Canyon Glass Skywalk in a private ceremony on March 20th,2007.

It is hoped that Grand Canyon West’s Skywalk Project will give an economic boost to the Hualapai Indian Tribe.Grand Canyon West,in development since 1988,offers Grand Canyon touring opportunities not available elsewhere,such as helicopter rides to the Colorado River,cowboy cookouts,horseback rides on the canyon rim and one-day Grand Canyon white water rafting trips.

Grand Canyon West is located approximately 3 hours from Las Vegas,6 hours from Phoenix or 4 to 5 hours from Grand Canyon’s South Rim.

Hoover Dam to Grand Canyon Skywalk,Tips about the Grand Canyon Skywalk

Be noted during camping in Grand Canyon:

bears

When it comes to bears,the first thing to remember is to always remove all food from your campsite at night,since the smell may attract them.If packing food away in your car or other secure area won’t be easy,try using up any fresh food first to get rid of it,suggests Preston,and then ease into the less-aromatic dehydrated food you may have brought.

It’s also important to be aware of your surroundings when hiking.Since bears love to brush up against trees,they may wear away at the bark or low-hanging branches,which is a sign they are in the area.They also tend to like foraging for berries,so if you find yourself near a berry patch,it’s a good idea to move away.

If you find yourself crossing paths with a bear,get to higher ground(like climbing up a tree)if you can,or make as much noise as possible to scare them.

“Rattle all your pots and pans in an attempt to startle them,”said Preston,“[Scaring them off]works better if they’re alarmed a little.”