Little Colorado River

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Beamer's cabin
Little Colorado river
confluence of the Little Colorado and the Colorado rivers
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Travertine pools on the Little Colorado

Location

How to Get There
This hike is accessed from a river rafting trip on the Colorado River. This canyon is located at river mile 61.7 on river left.
city
Grand Canyon
state
AZ
country
USA
Region
Grand Canyon and Marble Canyon area

Hike details

Distance
2.60 [Miles] Total
Hike Distance- Details
2.6 miles round trip (to some nice travertine falls and back)
Time
1.50 [Hours]
Time-details
It took us about 1.5 hours total.
Elevation Change
0 Total gain/loss [Feet]
Elevation Loss
0 Total Elevation Loss[Feet]
Elevation Gain
0 Total Elevation Gain [Feet]
Elevation Details
Flat
Hike Trail Type
Out and Back
Special Features
Water

Season

Best Season
  • June
  • July
  • August
Worst Season
  • January
  • February
  • December
Season Details
Any, although summer would be best if you want to swim.
Date Hike completed
October 01, 2007

Solitudue

Solitude
Low
Solitude Details
This is a popular hike for river parties, expect to share it with another group.

Difficulty

Difficulty Rating
Easy
difficulty detail
35 yr old Recommendation: Lovely walk, makes for a nice leg stretch.

Permits

Be Aware of
This area is sacred to the native Americans, treat it accordingly

Hike along the Little Colorado river in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

The Little Colorado river has a dual personality. If there have been rains recently, it is an angry brown river, dumping silt and rock into the main Colorado. If it has been dry, it is a turquoise dream, with clear and warmer water flowing over travertine ledges. If the Little Colorado is in it's happy mood, this is well worth a stop.

There is a trail on the left side of the river (looking upstream) to follow. Beamers Cabin shows up about 0.5 miles into the hike on the right side of the river. Beamer was a prospector that tried (unsuccessfully) to mine in this area. It is just over a mile to some nice mini travertine falls that make a good turn around point.

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