Left in its natural state, the American West would have been very different from what it is now. Instead of fertile farmland, barren desert would dominate the landscape; prosperous cities such as Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas would not exist. Breaking up the long dry spells would be the occasional and often disastrous flood, caused by wildly fluctuating water levels of the Colorado River of the Grand Canyon. In the midst of the Great Depression, blueprints were drawn up for a massive engineering project that would change the landscape, the economy and the very destiny of the Southwest … [Read more...]
Grand Canyon West - Planning
Grand Canyon West is the home of the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Temperatures in the summer are warmer than at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. However, for those with less time or inclination to go all the way to the South Rim, Grand Canyon West is your closest Grand Canyon vacation experience to the Las Vegas area.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO6HwmoX0cY You’re standing on a platform made of glass. The rim of the Grand Canyon is 70 feet behind you. The other side of it is 3 miles in front of you. Then you dare to look down and see ………… nothing - nothing but 2,000 feet of air between you and the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Until recently, a sensation like this could only be experienced in dreams. But now, on a small Indian reservation East of Las Vegas, dreams and reality will meld into one with the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Located at Grand Canyon West on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, the new … [Read more...]
Visitor how far away is the skywalk from the south rim? Sandy about 5 hours. Visitor what is there to do on the south/west rims? Sandy west rim has the skywalk, another view area and the opportunity to take a helicopter to the bottom of the canyon and take a short pontoon boat ride. Visitor Oh, that sounds fun. Is there information about that on this website? Including the pricing? [Visitor page reloaded. New URL: http://grandcanyon.com/grandcanyonhelicoptertours.html ] Sandy south rim has more view areas, is cooler than the west rim, and there are several options for tours, including an … [Read more...]