Read the rest at the NYT Green blog: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/31/a-development-dispute-in-the-grand-canyon/
Imagine riding a tramway from the rim of the Grand Canyon all the way down to the canyon floor at the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers along the East Rim. Once your gondola docked, a 1,400-foot “riverwalk” would guide you to the Confluence Restaurant or to an amphitheater in the other direction. After dining and perhaps taking in a show from the amphitheater’s terraced grass, you could ride the trolley back to lodging, shopping and cultural attractions nestled around a 1,200-space parking lot.
Well, at least that’s the dream of the Navajo nation‘s top leader and executives at the Phoenix-based development group Confluence Partners, who signed a memorandum of understanding earlier this year on the so-called “Grand Canyon Escalade.”