Hikers and campers will no longer be given permits to a chunk of the Grand Canyon East rim on the Navajo Nation because of lack of enforcement
A year after thwarting developers from ravaging the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers with a tourist stop that included a gondola tram into the Grand Canyon, this hallowed place remains mired in tribal bureacracy preventing families from creating a protected cultural and environmental site.
The proposal to string down a tram into Grand Canyon took a final gasp Saturday when western Navajo citizens pulled out its launching pad by rescinding a nearly 6-year-old vote.
VIDEO: Families who fought for seven long years against outside developers who wanted to take their homeland away from them to build a tourist resort at the eastern edge of the Grand Canyon celebrate the death of the proposal.
The Navajo Nation Council squashed a years-long battle over a controversial proposal to build a tourist development at the confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado rivers.