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Navajo Supporters of Grand Canyon Escalade Speak

Navajo supporters of the Grand Canyon Escalade project speak on why they...

Testimonial from Henry Lane, Navajo Elder

Henry Lane Born Dec. 15, 1913. 100 years old Navajo elder resident of...

FAQ’s on Escalade – Are there really sacred sites? Really?

With the recent article in the LA Times on Escalade and then the numerous...

Remembering the 1956 Midair Collision at the Grand Canyon, The Confluence Played a Major Role in Recovery Efforts

I don’t know how many people remember or were even aware of the 1956...

Poll #2 – The top 3 problems facing the Navajo Nation today are?

online poll by Opinion Stage ...

Update on Escalade and Why We Have Been Silent for Over A Year.

I did not realize how much time has passed since my last post about Grand...

Please take our opinion poll. What is most important for Western Navajo and the people of the Bennett Freeze?

Life is full of choices.  One choice that needs to be made regards the...

Developers say Escalade project at Colorado River confluence on track – Navajo Hopi Observer

Developers say Escalade project at Colorado River confluence on...

Looking Back and Looking Forward, Thoughts on Escalade

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

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

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

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

We have been researching Sacred Sites because there has been so much talk...

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

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

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

Click on this link to read:  Escalade Newsletter Issue #2...

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

Escalade Newsletter Issue #1...

Developers say Escalade project at Colorado River confluence on track – Navajo Hopi Observer

Developers say Escalade project at Colorado River confluence on...

Letter to the Editor of Navajo Times by Larry Hanks

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

Navajo Nation Council Delegate Makes Fact Finding Tour of Esclade Site

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

Open Letter from Escalade’s Navajo Partners

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

Bodaway-Gap Votes to Approve Escalade

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

Navajo Chapter Vote May Pave Way For Grand Canyon Tramway

KNAU Arizona Public Radio Gillian Ferris Kohl reports for KNAU Arizona...

Bodaway-Gap Chapter Approves Escalade Project

Breaking News:  Bodaway-Gap Chapter Votes to approve Grand Canyon...

Grand Canyon Escalade Recieves Support from Navajo Practitioners

PRESS ADVISORY: Bodaway-Gap, Navajo Nation, Arizona October 03, 2012 4:20:00...

Local Community Offers Support to Esclade

1,600 signatures presented in support of Escalade Marley Shebala of...

Bodaway/Gap Chapter Group Supporting Grand Canyon Escalade

Resources and Development Committee listens to Bodaway/Gap Chapter group...

Grand Canyon Visitors

The Grand Canyon attracts more than five million visitors every year to...

Let’s Get to the Bottom of This…

“WOW!  How can I get to the bottom?” is the question that visitors...

Grand Canyon National Park – Land Use Comparison

Grand Canyon Village began as a camp in the 1880′s. The Village’s...

Master Land Use Plan

Grand Canyon Escalade is being designed to enable public access to the...

West Side Master Plan

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Grand Canyon Escalade “Gondola Tramway”

Grand Canyon Escalade’s primary attraction will be the “Escalade”...

Confluence Riverwalk

The picture above shows a downstream view from the Confluence Restaurant...

On the Rim Attractions

Grand Canyon Escalade’s on-the-rim attractions center around the Cultural...

Riverwalk Elevation Profile Cross Sections

Elevation Profile Cross Sections of the Restrooms, Storage & Maintenance...

Grand Canyon Visitors

The Grand Canyon attracts more than five million visitors every year to...

Let’s Get to the Bottom of This…

“WOW!  How can I get to the bottom?” is the question that visitors...

Grand Canyon National Park – Land Use Comparison

Grand Canyon Village began as a camp in the 1880′s. The Village’s...

Master Land Use Plan

Grand Canyon Escalade is being designed to enable public access to the...

West Side Master Plan

...

Grand Canyon Escalade “Gondola Tramway”

Grand Canyon Escalade’s primary attraction will be the “Escalade”...

Confluence Riverwalk

The picture above shows a downstream view from the Confluence Restaurant...

On the Rim Attractions

Grand Canyon Escalade’s on-the-rim attractions center around the Cultural...

Riverwalk Elevation Profile Cross Sections

Elevation Profile Cross Sections of the Restrooms, Storage & Maintenance...

Get to the Bottom of it

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Click here to learn more about the Grand Canyon Escalade

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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