Release Scheduled for 2014 If you will be in the East Rim area during the next couple of days (November 11 to 13th) you may be able to witness the release of water from Glen Canyon Dam that will flood the Grand Canyon via the Colorado River. Flooding began yesterday. Water has been released during November since 2012 making this the 3rd annual release. The water that disappears from Lake Powell will show up at Lake Mead in the amount of about 2.5 feet. Benefits of Flooding In the process of traveling from Lake Powell to Lake Mead it is hoped that the flooding will rebuild beaches along … [Read more...]
Visiting Grand Canyon East
Horseshoe Bend, located just 7 miles up river from the actual beginning of Grand Canyon National Park, is fast becoming a MUST VISIT location. The intimate canyon feeling you gain while having your picture taken in front of the Colorado River can't be beat! An under appreciated attraction on the East end of the Grand Canyon is the Little Colorado River Tribal Park on the Navajo Nation. The view down into the Little Colorado River from the main parking lot is one you will never forget.
Grand Canyon East Rim Defined The Grand Canyon is essentially a huge rift in the earth extending about 277 miles (446 kilometers) from east to west. Grand Canyon East is NOT a definition used by the National Park Service. It is a definition used by local people to mark the area where a number of popular sites can be visited. The Little Colorado River Gorge, the historic Cameron Trading Post, Marble Canyon, Navajo Bridge, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Rainbow Bridge, Tower Butte, part of Lake Powell and the Colorado River from Glen Canyon Dam to Lee's Ferry are all located within the … [Read more...]
Navajo Bridge is actually located on Navajo Tribal Lands at the northeast portion of the Grand Canyon that we generally recognize as the East Rim. The Colorado River, flowing through Marble Canyon, flows under Navajo Bridge. Marble Canyon is considered by many to be the beginning of the Grand Canyon and Lee's Ferry, not far from the Bridge, is the starting point for many of the Colorado River White Water Trips. Navajo Bridge: A South/North Rim Connection If you drive from the South Rim to the North Rim you will cross the Navajo Bridge en route. This drive will take about 4.5 hours if you … [Read more...]
Announcement: Rainbow Bridge National Monument will be closed for the month of January to complete repairs to the trail from Lake Powell. On January 5, 2015 crews will begin work to repair segments of the trail that were damaged in the monsoon floods that occurred in late September 2013. Because of the nature of this work there will be no access for visitors coming from Lake Powell. Hikers who have obtained permits from the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department to hike from Navajo Mountain will be able to access the viewing area but not the remaining trail going to Lake Powell. This … [Read more...]
Attractions | Hiking | Camping | Whitewater Rafting | Water Sports ATTRACTIONS Little Colorado River Tribal Park – Located at the junction of Highway 89 and Highway 64 in Cameron, Arizona and on the path to the Grand Canyon, stop and see the Little Colorado River Tribal Park. It is one of the Navajo Nation Parks with beautiful vistas of the southwest desert and canyons. There are many wilderness trails for hiking along the Colorado River, Marble Canyon, Jackass Canyon, Salt Trail Canyon, Totahatso Point, Rainbow Bridge trails, Cove Mesa and Coal Mine Canyon. Please note that you must … [Read more...]