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Grand Canyon West To Remain Open During Government Shutdown Of National Parks
Published on Tue, Oct 1, 2013 (11:11 a.m.)PEACH SPRINGS, Ariz. – Oct. 1, 2013 – Grand Canyon Resort Corporation (GCRC) today provided a statement in response to the United States federal government shutdown:
During the current federal government situation, GCRC will continue normal operations of its Grand Canyon attractions and lodging destinations. As Grand Canyon West is owned and operated by the Hualapai Indian Tribe, it is not included in the 401 National Park Service closures. Current and future guests should not expect the current political climate to effect their Grand Canyon West plans.
GCRC will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on its operations via its Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/hualapaitourism) and contact with local media. For more information on Grand Canyon West, including the Grand Canyon Skywalk, please call 1-888-868-9378 (WEST) or visit www.grandcanyonwest.com.
About Grand Canyon Resort Corporation
Grand Canyon Resort Corporation (GCRC) is wholly-owned by the Hualapai Indian Tribe and is located in Peach Springs, Arizona. In 1988, the Hualapai Indian Tribe, which has occupied the land since 1883, established GCRC, welcoming millions of visitors each year to tour the area, including the nearby lodge, ranch, river rafting company and Grand Canyon West. To further increase tourism in the area, the Grand Canyon Skywalk was built in 2007. The Skywalk is a glass, horseshoe-shaped bridge that enables visitors to walk beyond the canyon walls at Grand Canyon West, suspending them 4,000 feet above the riverbed and providing an unparalleled view of this natural wonder. For more information, please visit us online at http://www.grandcanyonwest.com/.