Grand Canyon West Adds Zipline Excursion

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Grand Canyon West, the home of the Grand Canyon Skywalk and other active excursions, has added a new vacation experience -- a pair of ziplines that will let travelers glide nearly 1,000 feet above the floor of a side canyon located amid the West Rim.

The zipline, which opened January 2, 2018, consists of two “quad ziplines,” each with four steel cables running side-by-side in parallel formation, to allow groups to ride nearly 1,000 above the floor of the canyon at speeds approaching 50 mph. The first of the two lines measures about 1,100 feet in length.

The second line, set at a steeper grade, propels guests on a 2,100-foot-long downhill ride, complete with views of the nearby Quartermaster Canyon and scenery above and below.

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The Zipline at Grand Canyon West will be able to accommodate an estimated 350,000 visitors annually. Ticket prices have been set at $89 per person for adult visitors, with tickets available on site only. Currently, the zipline will be open Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.

The $89 ticket includes a trip down both ziplines and the Hualapai Legacy Day Pass. The Legacy ticket provides guests with a Hualapai Visitation Certificate, the opportunity to meet and speak with Hualapai tribal ambassadors, and shuttle transportation between the parking area and viewpoints at Eagle Point, Guano Point and the Hualapai Ranch. Guests who have a Hualapai Legacy pass can add on a Zipline tour on site for an additional $40. A Skywalk tour is available at additional cost.

Grand Canyon West is owned and operated by the Hualapai Indian Tribe. For more, visit www.grandcanyonwest.com

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