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300 Flights Through the Grand Canyon's Helicopter Alley

300 Flights Through the Grand Canyon's Helicopter Alley

Every day, hundreds of helicopters pass through the lower canyon from the Hualapai Reservation. Is Grand Canyon West turning into “Las Vegas East” and ruining the park’s wilderness? Or is it saving a Native American tribe?

How Navajo Activists Defeated the Grand Canyon Escalade

How Navajo Activists Defeated the Grand Canyon Escalade

The meeting of the Little Colorado and Colorado is sacred to many Native American tribes. For years, a developer worked to build a 1.4-mile tram that would shuttle up to 10,000 daily visitors into the canyon. Activists in the Navajo Nation, however, were determined to defeat it.

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