Navajo Nation Proposing New Development of Grand Canyon


Grand Canyon National Park ©ohitzanna

The East Rim of the Grand Canyon is the sole section of the landmark without development–and now, the Navajo Nation is proposing a major redevelopment project.

The Navajo government is proposing a resort, and an aerial tramway that would carry tourists from the ledge of the Canyon, all the way to the shores of the Colorado River. An RV park, gondola, and a half-mile river walk, will accompany the proposed resort and spa.

The tribe must pursue land leases to proceed with construction, and at this time, the leases need to be approved from a community that is mostly opposed to the project. More developments on the Navajo Nation’s proposal can be found here.

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