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Glass Viewing Deck over Grand Canyon

post #1 of 23
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wow - this looks amazing, but I'm not very good with heights, so whilst I love to have a go, think my nerves would get the better of me. Its 4000 ft from the floor of the canyon and juts out 70ft........ bet its just fabulous though !

Gran Canyon Skywalk
post #2 of 23
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Originally Posted by mooficat View Post
wow - this looks amazing, but I'm not very good with heights, so whilst I love to have a go, think my nerves would get the better of me. Its 4000 ft from the floor of the canyon and juts out 70ft........ bet its just fabulous though !

Gran Canyon Skywalk
I'd do that in a second! It looks like fun!
post #3 of 23
I wouldn't be able to do I don't think, I'm ok with heights as long as I feel safe, like enclosed, but that would totally freak me out, I'm not even going to look at the link cause I'm skeered
post #4 of 23
My Step MIL & FIL did saw this last November. He is thinking about retiring in June/July. When it happens we are going there
I think we are starting in Arizona and the final destination is Las Vegas!
post #5 of 23
I remember visiting the Grand Canyon as a little girl during the days before they bothered with guard rails for the tourists. I walked right up to the edge, sat down, swung my feet over the edge and looked down. It was way cool!! I've done that again as an adult, but on the North Rim, which is higher in elevation than the South Rim.

I've been on the Hualapai reservation and have hiked down the trails to the bottom of the canyon from there (separate from the main tourist areas). What an absolutely beautiful part of the planet!!

As Ed Abbey said: "when you've seen one Grand Canyon, you've seen them all". Ain't that the truth!!
post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
I wouldn't be able to do I don't think, I'm ok with heights as long as I feel safe, like enclosed, but that would totally freak me out, I'm not even going to look at the link cause I'm skeered
Oh quit being skeered....come on, we'll walk out together!!
post #7 of 23
I think it looks awesome, but you couldnt get me on it for a million dollars!
post #8 of 23
that.....looks.....um.....i don't think i'll be going on that.
post #9 of 23
I'd love to see the Grand Canyon. I'll do it!
post #10 of 23
That looks like a blast! I'd go on it in a second. However, I sort of have mixed feelings about the site itself. Anyone who has been to the canyon knows it is a gorgeous and awesome site....I just think that big glass viewing deck takes away from the surroundings....just my
post #11 of 23
The fact that there isn't reinforcement worries me...like a nice big rock sticking up to hold the curve of the deck up.

I probably run around it a few times until I felt safe.....
post #12 of 23
I'd do it.. it looks cool
post #13 of 23
I heard on the news today that the admission to get "on" this is $75.00...That is "steep".
post #14 of 23
Oh man, I would I am terrified of heights.
post #15 of 23
Not for me - I'd pass out from fear! I won't go on the glass floor at the CN Tower either!
post #16 of 23
I think I'd rather rent burros and ride down
post #17 of 23
Oh my heart hurts just looking at that I can't do it...The older I get the less I can handle that kind of stuff
post #18 of 23
lol let me lose 30 more pounds and not a issue.
post #19 of 23
4,000 feet???

I'd love to do it, it looks amazing, but I am so terrified - terrified - of heights! Really it makes my flesh crawl. But something like that looks so incredible that really, you'd have to get over your fear for something like that.
post #20 of 23
I've been to the Grand Canyon when I was about 12.. I loved it! I think adding something like this cheapens the "natural wonder" of it. It's just another way to make money off the Hualapai Indians.
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by Dixie_Darlin View Post
I've been to the Grand Canyon when I was about 12.. I loved it! I think adding something like this cheapens the "natural wonder" of it. It's just another way to make money off the Hualapai Indians.
They need the money too. At least its not a casino. The tribe itself is divided over it, but from the pictures I've seen it doesn't look too bad. Of course, nature is better, but don't we cheapen ever natural wonder so we can enjoy them in comfort and with amenities?

Don't know if I'd pay 75 dollars to be scared silly, but if I went all the way there, I probably would. Think I'll wait for the first few million people to try it though.
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by catsRNmom View Post
I heard on the news today that the admission to get "on" this is $75.00...That is "steep".
Uh yeah, I don't think I'd fork out that much myself. I imagine the views you can get elsewhere of the canyon are inspiring enough on their own.

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Originally Posted by Dixie_Darlin View Post
I've been to the Grand Canyon when I was about 12.. I loved it! I think adding something like this cheapens the "natural wonder" of it. It's just another way to make money off the Hualapai Indians.
The Hualapai are in this as a way to make money.
I agree it does cheapen the natural wonder of it having this man made structure so obvious and sticking out like a sore thumb.

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Originally Posted by Snuzy View Post
Don't know if I'd pay 75 dollars to be scared silly, but if I went all the way there, I probably would. Think I'll wait for the first few million people to try it though.
But after a few million people have trampled on it, the structure will have weakened!
post #23 of 23
I would not pay $75 to see these new views. The news reports say that it can hold 170 people?? I just not sure of the engineering of this walkway.
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