NavajoYES - a Navajo Nation Nonprofit
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Offering adventure, enrichment & service learning for Dine' youth
Since 2008, NavajoYES has partnered with the T'iis Nazbas Chapter in restoring the Twin Falls Trail leading to the highest waterfall on the Navajo Nation.
The 1.5 miles of trail have been fully restored over this time and the number of visitors - mostly local families and youth from schools in the area - has increased substantially.
The Tour de Rez began work in the summer of 2011 to undertake the next stage of the Carrizo Mountain trail project, with work on a mountain trail leading from T'iis into the highcountry of the Carrizos. This will be an ongoing project which will involve an additional four miles over the next several years. Beginning in the fall 2011, we will begin establishing trailheads and adding signeage, benches and doing wildflower seeding throughout the area.
Groups of students from many schools and communities have been involved in the project since its inception. Youth from T'iis Nazbas, Cove, Red Mesa, Shonto, Kayenta, Shiprock, Chilchinbeto, Mexican Springs, Montezuma Creek and Red Valley have played a role in the project.
The Twin Falls project has received generous support from BHP-Billiton's Community Involvement Grant Program, Teec Nos Pos Chapter and Home Depot.