Hance in the Grand Canyon

Hance Rapid at Mile 76.5 stands sentinel at the Colorado river’s entry into the Granite Gorge. The river drops 30 feet as it passes through a natural constriction formed by the Red Canyon. The dark dike cutting through the red Hakatai Shale is one of the most photographed features in the Canyon. I found outContinue reading “Hance in the Grand Canyon”

Lee’s Ferry across the Colorado River

Lee’s Ferry on the right bank of the Colorado River, just above the mouth of the Paria River, at an elevation of 3,170 feet asl is the site of the start for most river trips through the Grand Canyon. Originally called Lonely Dell by Mormon church-man with 19 wives and 67 children John D Lee,Continue reading “Lee’s Ferry across the Colorado River”

Kayak the Canyon

Crystal rapid on the Colorado river in the Grand Canyon