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Canyonram
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Commercial development/Tram into Grand Canyon

Post by Canyonram » Mar 26 2012 8:11 am

Navajo Nation has announced plans for a huge commercial development on the eastern edge of the Grand Canyon Park. Plans include motel, restaurants, and a tram to take visitors down to the Colorado/Little Colorado confluence. Some of the details have been made available: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/state- ... 5b2d6.html

(If link doesn't work, web search on Arizona Daily Sun Tram objections mount)

I'd like to hear from the forum members---once again, a complex issue with no easy answers.

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Re: Commercial development/Tram into Grand Canyon

Post by nonot » Oct 31 2017 7:33 pm

chumley wrote: It was the first time the full council had taken up the measure since it was first introduced last year.
Efficiency at its finest. :lol:

Having visited this area, I was hoping they would make this decision and preserve the natural isolation and beauty of this area. :y:
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Re: Commercial development/Tram into Grand Canyon

Post by big_load » Oct 31 2017 7:41 pm

chumley wrote: The Navajo Nation Tribal Council voted 16-2 during a special session in opposition of the legislation. It was the first time the full council had taken up the measure since it was first introduced last year.
I salute them.

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Re: Commercial development/Tram into Grand Canyon

Post by azbackpackr » Nov 01 2017 8:03 am

It's a relief, for now. I'm gun shy about this thing. I think someone will try again in the future.
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Re: Commercial development/Tram into Grand Canyon

Post by chumley » Nov 01 2017 8:28 am

@azbackpackr
Once the Navajo Generating Station is closed and all those jobs are lost, I wouldn't be surprised to see it revisited. If a new proposal is drawn up with more favorable terms for the tribe, the vote might be very different.
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Re: Commercial development/Tram into Grand Canyon

Post by azbackpackr » Nov 01 2017 8:55 am

@chumley
Yes, it's not going to go away all that easily. Oh, and your Hualapai Peak description was very helpful.
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