National Canyon

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National canyon
National canyon
National canyon
Hiking through National canyon

Location

How to Get There
This hike is accessed from a river rafting trip on the Colorado River. National Canyon is located at river mile 167 on river left.
city
Grand Canyon
state
AZ
country
USA
Region
Grand Canyon and Marble Canyon area

Hike details

Distance
1.00 [Miles] Total
Hike Distance- Details
1.0 miles round trip (to the water blockage 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
Not much.
Hike Trail Type
Out and Back

Season

Best Season
  • April
  • May
  • September
  • October
Worst Season
  • June
  • July
  • August
Date Hike completed
October 01, 2007

Solitudue

Solitude
High
Solitude Details
Excellent. Not many trips stop at National Canyon unless they are camping.

Difficulty

Difficulty Rating
Easy
difficulty detail
35 yr old Recommendation: This is a nice short canyon and an easy walk. If you can, camp at the National beach. Camping here gives you lots of time to enjoy the canyon.

Permits

Be Aware of
Boulder hopping

Hike up National Canyon in Grand Canyon national park, Arizona.

If you are looking for a nice camp with a built in hike, I'd recommend National canyon. Heading back into the canyon from the beach reveals some very nice narrows and seasonal water. About 0.5 miles back into the canyon are the best narrows. If you're in the swimming mood, you can get by the first obstacle with a bit of swimming and bouldering. Afterwards is prettier, with limestone narrows and a waterfall, but I couldn't get anyone to join me on a cold afternoon.

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