Grand Canyon Skywalk Offers Inspiring Canyon Experience

Grand Canyon Skywalk pic
Grand Canyon Skywalk
Image: grandcanyonwest.com

Mark Hamilton is a political activist and founder of the Twelve Visions Party most known for his Neothink Manuscripts on a variety of topics, including business, politics, economics, religion, and self-improvement. Outside his work for the Neothink Society, Mark Hamilton is a financial backer of projects such as the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

The Grand Canyon Skywalk offers awe-inspiring views of the Grand Canyon about which visitors could previously only dream. Consisting of a glass platform 2,000 feet above the canyon floor and jutting out 70 feet over the west rim, the Skywalk gives visitors the impression of walking on air over the canyon. The structure itself features a U-shaped cantilevered glass walkway strong enough to support a dozen 747 airplanes and withstand 100-mile-per-hour winds.

Conceptualized in 1996, the Skywalk was the brainchild of Las Vegas businessman David Jin, who partnered with Las Vegas-based Lochsa Engineering to complete the project. After the team agreed that a site along the canyon’s west rim on the Hualapai Indian Reservation would be the best location for the Skywalk, planning and construction were completed in just over a decade. It was opened to the public in a private ceremony, during which Buzz Aldrin led the first group of walkers, on March 20, 2007.

Skywalk access requires the purchase of an appropriate tour package, such as the Legacy Gold Package sold by the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation and Grand Canyon West, with a Skywalk ticket. Legacy Gold Package tickets begin at just under $81 per person and include photo opportunities with Hualapai members, shuttle transport, and a meal at the purchaser’s viewpoint of choice. Certain Las Vegas Grand Canyon tours also include tickets for the Skywalk.

For information more on the Grand Canyon Skywalk or to learn about ticket opportunities, visit www.grandcanyon.com.

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