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A Tourist Destination on the Navajo Nation Featuring a Gondola to the Bottom of the Grand Canyon

Welcome to Grand Canyon Escalade

Welcome to the Grand Canyon Escalade, a proposed tourism destination development on the western edge of the Navajo Nation reservation at the confluence of the Colorado River and the Little Colorado River. Grand Canyon Escalade’s main attraction is the “Escalade” Gondola Tramway from the rim of the Grand Canyon to an elevated Riverwalk on the Canyon floor.

This website has been established so you can learn about the proposed project, find links and summaries of recent news articles, and stay abreast of current events and progress. Get to the Bottom of It takes you on an in-depth tour of the project and discusses its effect on the local economy, housing, employment and living conditions. It also explores the current status of the Confluence and the impact commercial rafting and hikers are having on Traditional Cultural Sites of the Navajo people as well as addressing the issues of sacred sites and Traditional Cultural Sites of both the Navajo and Hopi.

Where to Find Information

The Press Room contains links to recent news articles and press releases on the Grand Canyon Escalade while the Library contains reference information such as charts, maps, photographs, and renderings of the project. The FAQ page contains frequently asked questions about the project and provides the latest and most accurate answers to these questions. The Contact Us page allows you to ask additional questions about the project, provide comments and suggestions or make specific requests.

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Most Recent Articles

Issue #2 of the Grand Canyon Escalade Newsletter, February 2013

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Newsletters

Escalade Newsletter Issue #2...

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Issue #1 of the Grand Canyon Escalade Newsletter, Jan. 2013

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Library, Newsletters

Escalade Newsletter Issue #1...

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Looking Back and Looking Forward, Thoughts on Escalade

Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in Blogs, Featured

What a year it has been.  Working on and writing about the proposed Grand...

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Letter to the Editor of Navajo Times by Larry Hanks

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in News Articles, Press Room

Following is a letter published Nov. 21, 2012 in the Navajo Times Newspaper. ...

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Navajo Nation Council Delegate Makes Fact Finding Tour of Esclade Site

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in News Articles, Press Room

NEWS ADVISORY – Monday, October 22, 2012 Navajo Nation Council Delegate...

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Is Grand Canyon Village a Grotesque, Hideous Blight on the Grand Canyon?

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in Blogs, Featured, News Articles, Press Room

I was having a Facebook conversation with a friend yesterday and my friend...

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More on Sacred Sites – Where do 24,567 Rafters Go to Party?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Blogs, Featured, News Articles, Press Room

  Commercial Rafters on Sacred Site of Confluence We have been...

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Open Letter from Escalade’s Navajo Partners

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Blogs, News Articles, Press Room

News Advisory – October 9, 2012 The Navajo tribal members of Confluence...

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Update on Sacred Site Desecration – Why No Outrage on This?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Blogs, Featured, Press Room

The Sierra Club is offering a guided hike down the Salt Trail to visit the...

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Bodaway-Gap Votes to Approve Escalade

Posted by on Oct 5, 2012 in Blogs, Featured, News Articles, Press Room

Navajo Times, Oct.4, 2012 – Bodaway Opens Door to Escalade Cindy...

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