2010 06 28 - 07 04 Grand Canyon, Zion NP, Las Vegas travel blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


From Las Vegas we drove to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. This is where the "skywalk" is located. The Skywalk is a glass walkway 4,000 feet above the canyon floor. The land and facilities are owned by the Hualapai Indian Nation. They have great tours of their overlooks. The tour takes you first to Eagle Point and to Guano Point, then to the Ranch. They feed you a meal as part of the tour. Eagle Point is named after the eagle looking mountain nearby. Guano Point is named for the bat guano processing facility that used to be located there. The crane/gantry is still there. It was used to haul up the guano from the caves below. Guano, being high in nitrogen, was used for fertilizer and explosives. They also put on a show of their dances and music.



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