"View from the Rim" Top 5 Page for this destination Colorado River Tip by mtncorg

  The river from Desert View on the South Rim
by mtncorg

Favorite thing: The single best things to do would be to take a hike into the canyon or float down the river, camping along the banks.

Fondest memory: It could be when a sleepy bat decided to roost in my hiking partner's hair near Phantom Ranch; or seeing desert sheep in areas along the river that you would think nothing could ever get to for the sheerness of the cliffs around; or seeing the face of new rafting companions as the raft blasts over 20 foot waves in Granite Rapids; or it might be the bodyfloating done in the muddy waters of the Little Colorado; maybe the turqouise waters of Havasu Creek; the anticipatory scouting of Lava Falls; the final night thunderstorm at Separation Creek; the setting drama of the granaries at Nanoweap; the unbelieveable beauty of the canyon walls in the Marble Canyon section; the wonder of the Tapeats Creek and the emergence of the Thunder River from the canyon walls; the simplicity of the campsites along the river bank.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 29, 2003
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