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Author: Luke Plunket

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The Grand Canyon Glass Bridge reigns as Las Vegas' hottest outdoor attraction. For good reason, too: Where else on the planet are you able to walk 70 feet past the edge and be lifted 4,000 feet above the Colorado River? If defying gravity excites you, here are 7 things you need to be aware of before you go:

1. Where is the Grand Canyon Glass Outlook Located?

The Glass Walkway is situated roughly 120 miles east of Vegas, NV, at Grand Canyon West. Coach, heli and plane tours from Sin City take 2.5 hours, 45 minutes, and 25 minutes respectively.

2. What is the Actual Price of Admission?

There are 3 packages. You want the Legacy Gold Package, which costs $87.69 per adult. It includes Skywalk tickets and full access to Grand Canyon West, including cowboy performances, Native American Indian demonstrations, Guano Point, Eagle Point, Hualapai Ranch, the shuttle bus and lunch.

3. Exactly how many people are authorized on the Glass Walkway at once?

One hundred and twenty travelers can be on the bridge together. It was designed to hold 800 people or a weight equal to71 totally packed jumbo jets.

4. Will there be long lines?

Yes, there might be. The Sky Walk is the canyon's most popular destination. Over 200,000 travelers have a look at it a year. Reservations are available. You can also purchase VIP passes to expedite your wait. Absolutely put on comfy shoes. For people with an iPod, give some thought to bringing it.

5. What do I need to dress in and what must I bring?

Absolutely bring a water bottle (full) and sunscreen lotion. Dress adequately: Wind-resistant and cool during the summer time months and warm layers in winter.

No outside food or drinks (except water) are permitted. There's a pretty decent snack bar should you get the munchies. Bear in mind - Legacy Gold Packages include lunch.

Bring a digital camera and extra batteries and memory sticks. Regretfully, digital cameras are prohibited from the Glass Walkway because they may nick the glass deck (each section supposedly costs $200,000 each) if dropped. Professional photographers can be found on the Sky Walk to take your picture, which you can pick up in the gift store.

6. How much time can I spend on the bridge?

Presently, there is absolutely no time limit, so take your time and relish the unbelievable landscape. The best views can be had on the right side of the bridge.

7. What else is there to do at Grand Canyon West Rim besides the Skywalk?

Lots. There is the Indian Village with authentic dwellings, Eagle Point, Guano Point, the Hualapai Ranch, the Market, and the outdoor amphitheater. The basic Legacy package ($43.05 per person) gets you full access to all of these attractions except the Skywalk.

Looking for a quick and easy day trip from Las Vegas? The Grand Canyon Sky Walk is the ticket. Choose carefully how you visit as the price can add up. Bus, helicopter, and airplane tours are your most affordable route to go, particularly if you book on the net direct with the tour operator. I frequently save up to 35 percent using this method. So put the Skywalk on your list of things you can do. It'll be the highlight of your trip.

Mr. Plunket is a travel journalist who enjoys writing about all things Grand Canyon. He recommends visiting this page on Grand Canyon Skywalk tours for the best prices on these incredible trips.

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