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Old 11-13-2015, 10:52 PM   #1
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Grand Canyon skywalk

Just saw a TV program on National Parks and it showed the Skywalk out over the Grand Canyon, which looked a little scary. Has anyone camped around there and took the tour in order to walk out over the canyon? And if you did, was it worth the price the indians charge for the whole program?
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I wouldn't even be able to got the wife to look over the edge of a Grand Canyon, let alone out on the Skywalk.
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:12 PM   #3
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Value is in the eye of the beholder. But it was a very interesting experience.


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Old 11-13-2015, 11:21 PM   #4
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Not for me - too expensive. Just like the 4-Corners monument - also too expensive.
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:38 PM   #5
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We enjoyed the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Camped in Williams drove the car up to the canyon and leisurely toured the rim. As for 4-Corners, been there, did that, not much to see, but the fresh Indian Fry Bread was worth the trip. Besides it was sort of on our way to Farmington and Durango.
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Old 11-14-2015, 06:57 AM   #6
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Unless you are heading to Las Vegas, I really don't think you will see or do any more then what the National Park's South Rim offers. You can walk down to the canyon edge everywhere and in a couple places even sit on rocks and ledges that for all practical purposes, have more then enough potential for personal terror that with a misstep, would be your last. And this is all at the price of your admission or if you have a Golden Age or other senior pass, included in the price - free. As far as camping, we stayed in the decent and full hookup Grand Canyon Trailer Village in early September which was right in the center of everything with a free shuttle bus to take you wherever Trailer Village RV Park | Grand Canyon RVing | Full Hook-ups
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The Skywalk isn't even over the main canyon. It's waaaay overpriced.


For really enjoying the Canyon, stay in the national park itself at Trailer Village which is near the Rim. The free shuttle stops right outside the campground and you can ride all day long along the Rim, getting on and off wherever you want.
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We drove out to that location several years ago - before they built the Skywalk. I'd guess they improved the road since then but the road was very nasty and we were happy we drove a car out there and not the RV. Beautiful view, different portion of the Grand Canyon but similar to the view from the south side of the canyon. I won't drive out there again.
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Personally, I think it's an atrocity that never should have been allowed, Indian land or not. I will never go there or give them a dime of my money.
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The South and North Rims are superb, but much more so at the North than the South. And none of the commercial "fluff" at NR.
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China Skyway ........200 foot walk path on side of Tianman mtn. 4700' above sea level

Oct 9th one of the panels cracked when a metal cup/container was dropped on it.
Bridge went from crowed to EMPTY within seconds

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Old 11-14-2015, 07:28 PM   #12
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Here are some reviews of the place....not very good. Note that you're not allowed to take your camera or cell phone with you. They will take pictures of you on the skywalk for a charge!

Also note that this is not part of the national park. Ever notice how the national parks picked the best spots?


http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-grand-ca...nd-canyon-west
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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.
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The South and North Rims are superb, but much more so at the North than the South. And none of the commercial "fluff" at NR.
Agreed
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