Navajo Nation Council opposes proposed Grand Canyon tram

Grand Canyon

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – A Navajo Nation Council panel is opposing a proposed tramway and other tourism development at the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers in the Grand Canyon.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports that Law and Order Committee unanimously opposed the Grand Canyon Escalade legislation during a hearing at Twin Arrows Casino Resort in Flagstaff.

The panel’s opposition doesn’t block the proposal from proceeding further in the legislative process but does show the opposition that has long been against the project. The legislation will go to the full council regardless of whether it gets approved in the committees.

The project has been pitched as a way to create jobs for a largely jobless part of the reservation. It would be along Grand Canyon National Park’s eastern edge. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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