Thursday Throwback- Grand Canyon - David Brodosi

A trip to the Grand Canyon -  Once inside the park, parents of young children may want to start with the Rim Trail, which is paved and passes many impressive lookout points. Note that there's no water on the trail, but you can fill up your bottles ahead of time in the Grand Canyon Village. The Rim Trail can also be traversed by bike and there are shuttle bus stops along the way to give hikers lots of flexibility — if kids are melting down, you can hop a bus back to the parking area.  David Brodosi

David Brodosi and family travel to the grand canyon

David Brodosi and family travel to the grand canyon


1-2 days tends to be sufficient for most families to experience the Grand Canyon. If you're more of a hiker, then 2-3, but again that's tops. I'm in the travel industry and I'll put it this way: 85% of people who book 3 days or more at the canyon end up cancelling after 2 'cause they discover that there's only so much of the Grand Canyon that us "ordinary mortals" can see and do. You definitely can and should try to add some other destinations to your itinerary. Depending on where you fly into to start your trip, many wonderful and memorable itineraries can be made.

David Brodosi and family travel to the grand canyon

This 10-foot wide, horseshoe-shaped glass bridge extends 70 feet out over the rim of the Grand Canyon. Look down and you can see right through the glass platform 4,000 feet to the floor of the Canyon below. Profiled by the National Geographic Channel, The Today Show, and CNN, this engineering marvel offers unparalleled views of one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders.

Nervous about walking on glass almost a mile above the floor of the Grand Canyon? Have no fear—the Skywalk is strong enough to hold seventy fully loaded 747 passenger jets.


David Brodosi and family travel to the grand canyon

The Skywalk sees peak visitation between 11:00am and 4:00pm Mountain Standard Time. To beat the crowds, we recommend arriving in the morning. From March to October, the last ticket is sold at 5:30pm.

Cameras and cell phones are not permitted on the Skywalk.

Photographers will be available on the Skywalk for guests. Photos can be purchased for $16 per printed photo or $69.90 for a USB drive of all digital photos.


David Brodosi and family travel to the grand canyon

You’re standing on a platform made of glass. The rim of the Grand Canyon is 70 feet behind you. The other side of it is 3 miles in front of you. Then you dare to look down and see ………… nothing – nothing but 2,000 feet of air between you and the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Until recently, a sensation like this could only be experienced in dreams. But now, on the Hualapai Indian Reservation that is just East of Las Vegas, dreams and reality will meld into one with the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

David Brodosi and family travel to the grand canyon

The Tribe has chosen a site at the far western end of Grand Canyon - about 250 miles (400 km) by road, a five-hour drive, from the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park - to offer a variety of visitor services including the Skywalk. Foodservice is available on site for purchase. The map below shows the location of Grand Canyon West.

David Brodosi and family travel to the grand canyon

f you Google a Map of the Driving directions on how to drive to Grand Canyon Skywalk from Las Vegas. Google is estimating a 2 hour and 20-minute drive. It is approximately 125 Miles or 201 Kilometers to the Skywalk.

You simply take Highway 95 out of Vegas, which becomes Highway 93 just before Boulder City, Nevada, this Highway then takes you through Boulder City and over the Colorado River Bridge to Arizona.

Hoover DamJust a few miles or kilometers before the Bridge, you can drive down to a Parking Lot with access to the pedestrian walkway on the Bridge…for views of Hoover Dam. Allow an extra half hour or more for this stop. Unfortunately, you CANNOT see Hoover Dam while driving across the Colorado River Bridge in a passenger vehicle…the cement dividers are too high.

There are Gas Stations with Restrooms along the way to the Skywalk.

Now, 73 miles or 117 Kilometers after leaving Vegas on this Highway, make sure you turn left onto the Pearce Ferry Road by the big Grand Canyon Skywalk sign. This will take you in a North Easterly direction towards the Skywalk through Dolan Springs. Next, be looking for the Diamond Bar Road sign in about 31 miles or 50 Kilometers, where you will turn right to the Skywalk.

David Brodosi and family travel to the grand canyon

David Brodosi and family travel to the grand canyon

David Brodosi and family travel to the grand canyon




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David Brodosi is an experienced team leader with a demonstrated history of success in the higher education industry. David Brodosi provides guidance on tech strategies and trends for state-of-the-art classrooms, course development, and faculty design support services. Mr Brodosi is recognized as a thought leader regarding the intersection of AV/IT, collaboration technology that supports his organization's mission to deliver world-class research and tech solutions for higher education institutions.

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