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Nov 23, 2022 12:38:25   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
In Las Vegas, with the North Rim closed and the South Rim too far away for a day trip, I decided to try Grand Canyon West. This portion of the Grand Canyon is not part of the National Park. It is owned by the Hualapai tribe. The tribe decided to use its area by creating the Skywalk, a glass balcony that allows tourists to see straight down into the canyon. In that you cannot take a camera or iPhone on the Skywalk, I decided not to bother.

My main reason for the trip was the helicopter rides available into the canyon. I will posts shots from that ride later.

This set is shots from the two main viewpoints - Eagle Point, with its Skywalk, and Guano Point, site of the old guano mine.

Comments and suggestions are welcome.

Eagle Point
Eagle Point...
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Note the Skywalk platform in the upper left
Note the Skywalk platform in the upper left...
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Guano Point
Guano Point...
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Everyone wants a closer view
Everyone wants a closer view...
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Nov 23, 2022 12:44:04   #
NMGal Loc: NE NM
 
Never got to see the western side of the Canyon. Beautiful!

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Nov 23, 2022 12:52:46   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
NMGal wrote:
Never got to see the western side of the Canyon. Beautiful!


Thanks, Barbara, the 21 mile access road ride is a bit rough, but you get to see a different view.

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Nov 23, 2022 14:10:13   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 

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Nov 23, 2022 14:52:34   #
frankraney Loc: Clovis, Ca.
 
UTMike wrote:
In Las Vegas, with the North Rim closed and the South Rim too far away for a day trip, I decided to try Grand Canyon West. This portion of the Grand Canyon is not part of the National Park. It is owned by the Hualapai tribe. The tribe decided to use its area by creating the Skywalk, a glass balcony that allows tourists to see straight down into the canyon. In that you cannot take a camera or iPhone on the Skywalk, I decided not to bother.

My main reason for the trip was the helicopter rides available into the canyon. I will posts shots from that ride later.

This set is shots from the two main viewpoints - Eagle Point, with its Skywalk, and Guano Point, site of the old guano mine.

Comments and suggestions are welcome.
In Las Vegas, with the North Rim closed and the So... (show quote)


Great set Mike.

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Nov 23, 2022 15:24:34   #
weberwest Loc: Ferndale WA
 
Nice shots Mike, I particularly liked your #7.

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Nov 23, 2022 18:28:09   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Excellent, Mike. Beautiful set.

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Nov 23, 2022 18:37:16   #
therwol Loc: USA
 
UTMike wrote:
In Las Vegas, with the North Rim closed and the South Rim too far away for a day trip, I decided to try Grand Canyon West. This portion of the Grand Canyon is not part of the National Park. It is owned by the Hualapai tribe. The tribe decided to use its area by creating the Skywalk, a glass balcony that allows tourists to see straight down into the canyon. In that you cannot take a camera or iPhone on the Skywalk, I decided not to bother.

My main reason for the trip was the helicopter rides available into the canyon. I will posts shots from that ride later.

This set is shots from the two main viewpoints - Eagle Point, with its Skywalk, and Guano Point, site of the old guano mine.

Comments and suggestions are welcome.
In Las Vegas, with the North Rim closed and the So... (show quote)


Very nice. I've been there. The only negative in my experience was the restaurant. It specializes in overcooked hamburgers. I too did not go on the Skywalk. I took one look at the line and decided that my time would be better spent exploring the vistas. I would recommend going there to anyone, but consider eating either before or after the experience.

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Nov 23, 2022 19:02:11   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Longshadow wrote:


Thanks for the thumbs up, Bill.

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Nov 23, 2022 19:02:31   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
frankraney wrote:
Great set Mike.


I appreciate your encouraging comment, Frank.

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Nov 23, 2022 19:03:22   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
weberwest wrote:
Nice shots Mike, I particularly liked your #7.


Thanks, Joe, the color variety is amazing.

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Nov 23, 2022 19:03:47   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
kpmac wrote:
Excellent, Mike. Beautiful set.


Thanks for the encouragement, Ken.

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Nov 23, 2022 19:04:26   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
therwol wrote:
Very nice. I've been there. The only negative in my experience was the restaurant. It specializes in overcooked hamburgers. I too did not go on the Skywalk. I took one look at the line and decided that my time would be better spent exploring the vistas. I would recommend going there to anyone, but consider eating either before or after the experience.


Thanks for looking. I agree with your comments.

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Nov 24, 2022 01:19:18   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
Nicely done Mike

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Nov 24, 2022 05:39:06   #
angler Loc: StHelens England
 
Excellent set Mike.

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