Grand Canyon National Park | Grand Canyon West Rim – Skywalk | Grand Canyon South Rim – A Short Tour
We visited the West Rim and the South Rim of the great Grand Canyon, in the month of November 2008. Fall had just started there. We admired the colorful trees in the Grand Canyon National Park. Grand Canyon is a steep canyon carved by the Colorado River. Grand Canyon National Park is situated in Arizona.
We started our journey from Las Vegas (Nevada) towards the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. All we could see in our journey was mountains and vast desert!!!!
The west edge of the canyon is owned by “Hualapai indian tribes“. It’s noted that the popularity of the Grand Canyon West has been increased only after the opening of the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Grand Canyon Skywalk was opened to the public on March 28th 2007.
The Skywalk at the Grand Canyon West is about 2 hours drive from Las Vegas. From the main highway we need to take a poorly paved road to reach the Skywalk. This is the road to reach the Skywalk at West Rim of Grand Canyon…
America vil epadi oru roada? Yes! We had to drive through this worst road for a stretch of 14 miles. Still we enjoyed the drive 🙂
The Skywalk is about 4000 ft above the floor of the Canyon. How would you feel on walking through a glass bridge jutting 70 feet into the canyon and 4000 ft above the floor of the canyon? Remember this is a glass bridge! You are standing on transparent surface thousands of feet above the Colorado River!!
If you are not afraid of heights (not acrophobic) and bold enough to walk thru the glass bridge and enjoy the scenic beauty below you… then this is the right place for you to have fun! For safety reasons people with heart condition are not allowed to take a walk here. We are not allowed to take snaps on the Skywalk 🙁
Oru thick glass mela nadakanum… yetho andharathula nadakara madhiri erukum… adhan skywalk nu peru vechierukanga. 🙂
After experiencing a thrilling “Sky Walk” adventure in the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, we reached the South Rim to enjoy the scenic beauty of this steep canyon.
There are many view points in the south rim of the Grand Canyon. We explored few of them. Mather point, Yaki point, Yavapai point, Hopi point, Maricopa point and Mohave point are the observation points that we checked out. At the Yavapai point, there is the Yavapai Observation Station, which sells books and displays information about the geology & history of the Grand Canyon. The Yavapai and Yaki points are considered to be the best viewpoints in the Grand Canyon South Rim!
South Rim of the Grand Canyon is open through out the year as opposed to the North Rim, which remains closed during the winter months. North Rim is at a greater elevation than the South Rim; hence the temperature here is much lower than the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It’s noted that most of the visitors come to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
The sky was clear and the weather was pleasant. Gentle breeze swept across us as we started to explore the Grand Canyon. It was amazing to see the splendid beauty of this vast canyon. Our eyes turned voracious as they feasted on this breathtaking scenic beauty.
Here are the few snaps that we clicked at the viewpoints in the South Rim.
Are you planning to take a tour to the Grand Canyon? Read this before you start planning. We visited the Grand Canyon with our parents. All of us enjoyed this memorable tour 🙂
Update: Please visit Info about Grand Canyon Skywalk to know more about our experience.
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