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Glass Skywalk at the Grand Canyon


grandcanyon-skywalk.jpgOn March 28, 2007, visitors to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon will be able to walk 70 feet past the rim on a glass skywalk and be 4,000 feet above the Colorado River (more pics at Gizmodo).

Personally, I don’t think this should have been built – the Grand Canyon is one of the most gorgeous natural wonders and they are building this huge ugly structure right on it. In my opinion, if you want to see the Colorado River or the bottom of the Canyon, then hike into it (yes, I admit I’m a bit biased since I’ve hiked through the Grand Canyon).

Well, at least the skywalk won’t be at the South or North Rims…

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Filed under: Grand Canyon, Thoughts, Travel

28 Responses

  1. mannabozo says:

    Wow….I wouldn’t imagine that to be too safe…

  2. koolio says:

    Yeah, I agree. Something about standing on glass and looking down 4,000 feet doesn’t entice me.

  3. Enviro man says:

    Trust the Americans to screw up a natural scenic wonder.
    Nothing is sacred in this country. Why not just make the whole
    park a Disney theme park and build a roller coaster in there –
    just like the Vegas skyscraper thing? Oh the Indians need this for their welfare blah blah…. Do F—- Off. What happened to the casinos? Now we have to blemish a place that has been untouched for years and does not need to be enhanced by the money hounds. Disgusting.

  4. koolio says:

    Totally agree with you, Enviro Man. Nowadays, all people want to do is make a buck – regardless of the cost.

    Casinos!? Shhh…if they hear that idea they might build one there, too. 😉

  5. Caryss and kelsey says:

    fair Play!! You Go Guys!!! Leave it alone you stupid builders!!! GRRRRR x

  6. lille says:

    damn i think thats cool hust hope it dosen’t brale down

  7. egg246 says:

    What losers. Who would do that? WHY is a better question! I mean, make a buck or two, NOONE CARES us Americans are kinda wierd….
    >.<
    Take luck!
    Egg246

  8. PROUD_2_B_NATIVE says:

    GEEZ…WHY IS EVERYONE SO BIASED AGAINST SOMETHING LIKE THAT…I MEANIT GIVES US A BETTER VIEW OF THE CANYON…PLUS THEY MAY NOT ALWAYS BE IN IT FOR THE MONEY….AND MAYBE THEY SHOULD BUILD A CASINO AROUND THERE…THAT WAY ALL YOU PEOPLE THAT DONT LIKE IT CAN JUST GO INTO THE CASINO AND MAYBE WIN YOURSELVES A LIFE.

  9. rememberwhotookit says:

    Its amazing how people forget we took this awsome place from the Indians, They should feel lucky to even set foot on it, Its a awsome project, if you dont like it go back to the city and live like the rats you do, good for the Indians project!!!!!!!!!!

  10. JaredAdamski says:

    Yea fair enough it will give an ok view of the canyon…..but then again there are helicopters you can travel in, giving you a much much better view. This is once again another ‘imaginative’ way to make money. Why must a beautifull thing like this be used to drain the pockets of stupid tourists (no offence). The only way this project could even come close to redeeming itself, would be to send all the profit to actually maintaining the environment rather than killing it.

  11. Nina says:

    i mean the indians are great perons… the life in peaccefull enviroment and not how we other people…

  12. liam nolan says:

    its amazing but they dont let u take out your camera with u pay to get a photo out there 25dollors

  13. koolio says:

    Really – you can’t bring your camera onto the Skywalk to take pictures? Wow…talk about extracting as much money as possible from the visitors!

  14. Henk Zijlmans says:

    I agree with the ones that say No, it dont belong there. Let the Grand canyon how it is , PLEASE!!!!

  15. Nye Guy da envrio guy! says:

    The proper name of this cultrue is “Native Americans” more respectivly the havasupi tribe. The place is amazing but one should really hike it!! There are some amazing water falls you would never expect to see down there. Plus u can camp overnight and take a helicopter ride back 2 the top giving an amazing view!! Way better then a glass walkway made by the man!

  16. koolio says:

    Yeah, I’ve seen pictures of the waterfall in that area and would love to hike that area one of these days.

    Although, I will be going back to the North Rim to through-hike to the South Rim, again, this year or next. So, the Havasupi area will have to be a couple of years out!

  17. juto says:

    Янки – мы едем!!!

  18. darlene bishop says:

    I’m one of those ‘stupid tourists’ that is planning on visiting your country, boosting your economy and travelling to the Grand Canyon. I’d love to be able to hike through the canyon but I have a 3 and a 5 year old, so how would they do it, or the elderly for that matter??? I haven’t been there yet, so I don’t know whether I’ll walk it or not, but surely there were studies done to ensure minimal damage was done to this great wonder of yours. At least it gives those incapable of walking long distances a chance to see a bit more of it.

  19. jardin says:

    HAHA DArelende u amke meh lauf
    there not gunna build a disabled ramp

  20. Rocklemur says:

    kinda typical to fuck up millions of years work by putting one ugly building on it, put 1 more there and ill blow it up personally, i wanna go there and i dont want a bloody nose piercing sticking out of the cliff

  21. Tiffany says:

    Abosultely amazing!

  22. john barakka says:

    hAVE YOU SEEN THE PART OF FILM bARAKKA AS FACES OF THE WORLD
    REGARDING grand canyon with long blende all night long?
    bb730sk

  23. miguel. says:

    i heard it was the indians idea to put it there in the first place so shut up everyone!

  24. dave says:

    DO NOT GO. its the biggest rip-off ever. minimum 70 bucks, and you can’t even bring your camera on it. the view is not that spectacular anyway. if you ask me the native americans are getting the white man back

  25. koolio says:

    Good to know and thanks for the feedback, Dave. I can’t believe they’re charging $70 and preventing you from bringing your camera.

  26. Thierry says:

    Ik was daar met mijn familie in 1995, de canyon is verbazend mooi en indrukwekkend.Persoonlijk denk ik dat dergelijke constructies (the glasswalk) niet nodig zijn, als je ook maar een klein stukje van de trail op eigen kracht naar beneden loopt voel je jezelf zo klein en is de herrinnering zoveel dieper. Nu eind 2008 kijken wij nog heel regelmatig naar de machtige dingen van jullie land op het internet, de canyon, old faithfull, canyonsland, arches, Zion enzovoort.
    Amerikanen draag zorg voor jullie land, het is enig in de wereld.

  27. Amit Shah says:

    I guess, It’s really amazing feel like walking on sky.

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