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Old 11-15-2015, 11:06 AM   #15
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Not for me - too expensive. Just like the 4-Corners monument - also too expensive.
What?! They're charging for that now?

The last time I was there was around 1986 and I don't remember paying.
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Old 11-15-2015, 11:11 AM   #16
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What?! They're charging for that now?

The last time I was there was around 1986 and I don't remember paying.
$5 per person. Last time I was there it was free as well. However, $5 per person ain't expensive.
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$5 per person. Last time I was there it was free as well. However, $5 per person ain't expensive.

It is for a family of six, considering that there's not much to look at.
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Old 11-15-2015, 11:18 AM   #18
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You can walk out to the edge not far from the walk, we didn't spend the money for it, but take the helicopter ride down to the bottom of the canyon, that was very cool.
X2 on the helicopter tour into the Canyon. Worth every penny!

I make it a point to take a helicopter tour wherever it's offered. You get to see SO much more than from offered view points.

I took a helicopter flight over Mt. St. Helens just after it blew. It was still smoldering.
One of the most awe inspiring things I've ever seen!
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If you want the best view from the Canyon, take a raftting trip. You will see more of The Canyon in one trip than you could see in a lifetime, from the rim. I did it 1/2 at a time and had to hike out after the Upper Canyon. The next year we had to hike in for the Lower Canyon. You can drive in/out w/o the hike up/down Bright Angel Trail if you do the whole canyon at one time. That's two weeks on a rowing trip or 7-9 days on a motorized trip. Motorized trips are not for me, but I understand they they may work for others.

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X2 on the helicopter tour into the Canyon. Worth every penny!

I make it a point to take a helicopter tour wherever it's offered. You get to see SO much more than from offered view points.

Funny you should mention this. I went to the Grand Canyon in 1983 with two friends and two of us decided to fly the canyon. My buddy went on the chopper, and I went on a Grand Canyon Airways DeHavilland Twin-Otter.

Great views!

A few weeks later, a GCA Twin-Otter collided with a helicopter, killing all. It was major news back then.
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Back to the Skywalk. (The Canyon pictures from the river were gorgeous. I'd have to tie my wife up and blindfold her to get her on a river raft.) The TV program kept implying how much it would help the economy of the local impoverished indians but it was never disclosed just who the Oriential sounding guy was (other than a river boat operator) that started the project of the Skywalk or who could afford to put up the $30 million it was supposed to have cost building it.
Just curious.
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My DW and I looked into this when we where out there this Sept. We both thought the cost was to high and to far to drive from the South Rim.
Here is the latest cost for 2015.


The Legacy Gold Package is the Ticket Price of $80.94 for the Grand Canyon Skywalk. This has caused some confusion over time. You CANNOT just buy a Ticket to the Grand Canyon Skywalk ONLY. You MUST buy the Legacy Gold Package OR Legacy VIP Package to enter the Skywalk -OR- it MUST be included in the Tour you book from Las Vegas.
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I ran a Google search on this find what jimcumminsw says is what is on the internet. A tad to much for me especially when compared to the views you can get at either the north or south rim.
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Not for me - too expensive. Just like the 4-Corners monument - also too expensive.
The 4-corners of CO, NM, WY, AZ are the only square of four states in the U.S.A. and it is not the actual location of them, it is off by almost 1/2 mile.
Last time we were there it cost nothing, just like what there was to see.
The skywalk is not anything that interests us, never wanted to go there. The rest of the Grand Canyon (both sides) is fascinating, especially if you use binoculars to see the canyon floor, and the other formations.
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We were there in September and it cost $5 per person, but then again, it was just the two of us. Not sure I would have splurged for a large family.
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Can't blame the Havasupai tribe for trying to come up with tourist attractions to bring money into the tribe, but both this and their white water trip on rafts are both low in value. I agree with one poster...want to see the canyon and can't hike in, take the helicopter trip.

I have hiked rim to rim...a great two and a half days, but not for folks that are not in good shape. Same applies to hiking out after or in before a river rafting trip. But my guess is the raft trip is worth the toil, or take the two week full canyon trip.
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But my guess is the raft trip is worth the toil, or take the two week full canyon trip.
We found the downhill hike to be much harder on the body. The 1st trip was on my 50th BD. We will do the full trip minus the hike next time, which could come as early as 2016.
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We also hiked down the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim and our oar boats were waiting for us for a awesome 9-day trip down the Colorado. Hiking down that trail was very difficult because of the steepness.


However, we took the place of the boaters who ended their trip so they had to hike UP. We met a couple near the bottom and they asked if they were almost to the top yet. They were exhausted already.
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