Three Money-Saving Tips for Visiting the Grand Canyon

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Grand Canyon
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An economics graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Mark Hamilton is the author of the Neothink Manuscripts, a collection of writings focused on subjects like economics, politics, religion, and business. In addition to his work with Neothink, Mark Hamilton is also a cofounder of Skywalk Development, LLC, the company responsible for the construction of the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

In addition to attractions like the Skywalk, the Grand Canyon offers its visitors many unique opportunities to appreciate the beauty of one of the seven natural wonders of the world. To get the most out of a trip to the Grand Canyon, visitors should consider the following tips.

1. To avoid large crowds and long wait times for burro rides and tours, consider visiting the Grand Canyon in the offseason. The busiest times for visitors are between the end of May and the beginning of September. The fewest number of visitors arrive between December and February.

2. Save money on overnight stays in the area by renting a campground rather than booking a hotel room. Weather permitting, camping provides a way for families to spend a weekend enjoying the beauty of the canyon at a fraction of the price.

3. Taking a shuttle bus around the South Rim is a great way to view the canyon, allowing visitors to save money on gas and relax as they take in the sights. As a bonus, all of the shuttle buses at Grand Canyon National Park allow visitors to ride free of charge.

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Grand Canyon Skywalk Gets Cleaned in 2016

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Mark Hamilton, Neothink

Mark Hamilton is the founder and owner of the Neothink Society, which was inspired by the work of his father, scientist Frank Wallace. Beyond his work with Neothink, Mark Hamilton contributed to the Grand Canyon Skywalk as a design and finance partner.

The Skywalk is a U-shaped glass bridge that affords immersive views of the Grand Canyon. Suspended 4,000 feet off the ground, it is difficult to clean, but in May of 2016, technicians completed the job.

Using tools such as a camera that permitted live streaming, technicians could communicate with engineers while seeking out parts of the bridge that needed repairs or additional work. Although being so high off the ground might seem daunting, Abseilon USA Rope Access technician Casey Gilmore explains that the workers, focused on the task at hand, soon forgot about the possibility of falling. All received special training so they could understand the intricacies of the unique structure.

Mark Hamilton Financial Backer for the Grand Canyon Skywalk

 

Neothink Society Founder Helps With Financial Backing of Skywalk

Grand Canyon Skywalk pic
Grand Canyon Skywalk
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Neothink Society founder Mark Hamilton is one of the financial backers of the Grand Canyon Skywalk. He was part of Grand Canyon Skywalk Development LLC, which created the walkway. The attraction is located on Hualapai Tribe land and is operated by the tribe. A horseshoe-shaped glass bridge suspended over the western rim of the Grand Canyon, the Skywalk gives visitors a bird’s-eye view of the canyon from a height of 4,000 feet.

Mark Hamilton, Neothink founder, got involved with the Skywalk project after seeing a rendition of the completed structure in a newspaper. Hamilton first fell in love with architecture after reading Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead when he was younger. After seeing the renderings of the Skywalk, he got in touch with the Skywalk’s designer, David Jin.

For more information on the Grand Canyon Skywalk, located about two-and-a-half hours south of Las Vegas, Nevada, please visit the website at www.grandcanyonwest.com/skywalk.html.

Activities at the Grand Canyon West

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Hualapai Ranch
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A graduate of the University of Nevada, Mark Hamilton is the creator and owner of the Neothink Society. Outside of his professional work with Neothink, Mark Hamilton is a financial backer of the Grand Canyon Skywalk at the Grand Canyon West.

Located two hours from Las Vegas and operated by the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation, Grand Canyon West features numerous activities for visitors. In addition to the skywalk, which is a glass bridge 4,000 feet above the bottom of the canyon, visitors can tour Native American villages or ride a helicopter to a pontoon boat on the Colorado River.

The nearby Hualapai Ranch is another popular tourist site. The ranch features guided horseback rides, cowboy activities, dining amenities, and cabins. It also provides shuttle access to the lookout points Eagle Point and Guano Point. Lastly, the Colorado River provides a premier spot for whitewater rafting, which is available as one- or two-day excursions for individuals or families.

Grand Canyon Skywalk Offers an Exclusive Canyon View

Grand Canyon Skywalk pic
Grand Canyon Skywalk
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Mark Hamilton is the founder of the Neothink Society, through which he has reached audiences in over 200 countries worldwide. Outside of his involvement with Neothink, Mark Hamilton serves as a major founding partner of the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

Located on the west rim of the Grand Canyon at Eagle Point, the Skywalk enables visitors to walk beyond the canyon walls via a glass U-shaped bridge suspended 4,000 feet above the riverbed. The clear glass flooring is designed to make visitors feel like they are walking on air. For safety purposes, guests cannot bring cameras, bags, phones, and other items on the bridge; the visiting center provides lockers, and guests may purchase a professional photo of their visit as a keepsake.

Guests can obtain access to the Skywalk through the purchase of a Legacy Gold or Hualapai VIP-level Grand Canyon West admission package. Available March through October, both packages include a ticket to the Skywalk in addition to other Grand Canyon tour opportunities, such as a Hualapai visitation certificate, a meal at the viewpoint of choice, and photo sessions with Hualapai members.

Grand Canyon Skywalk Offers Inspiring Canyon Experience

Grand Canyon Skywalk pic
Grand Canyon Skywalk
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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.