The Sierra Club is offering a guided hike down the Salt Trail to visit the Hopi Sipapu and the Confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado River.  Cost is only $995 so sign up here.

Sierra Club leads hikers to Sacred Sites on Salt Trail

Sierra Club leads hikers to Sacred Sites on Salt Trail

According to the Sierra Club website:  The Salt Trail on the Navajo Reservation is our route into the Grand Canyon and is an ancient one used by the Hopis, Navajos, Prehistoric Puebloans, and prospectors. Combining the Salt Trail with the Beamer, Escalante, and Hance trails, our days will be spent enjoying seldom-seen views of spectacular scenery unparalleled in the world. The confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado Rivers in Marble Canyon and the towering 4,000-foot cliffs of the Palisades of the Desert are dramatic backdrops for our hike.

We have heard so much about Sacred Site desecration from the Save the Confluence opposition to the Grand Canyon Escalade but the silence is deafening on this one.  Why are they opposed to Navajo people making money by allowing visitors to the Canyon but not a word when the Sierra Club takes them right to the Sacred Sites?  Hmmm…..

And what about the Hopi?  Their Tribal Council is opposed to Escalde because it is within a few miles of the Salt Trail.  But guided tours on the Salt Trail and visits to Sipapu are OK?

via Salt-Beamer-Escalante Trek, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona – Sierra Club Outings – 12174A.

Little Colorado River Near Confluence

Little Colorado River Near Confluence