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Starting at a designated trailhead, this trip begins with a 2,000 feet descent over a distance of about 6 miles.
The trail is known for its steep and rocky terrain, so be prepared for a demanding hike that requires good physical fitness, not to mention sturdy footwear. As you make your way down, you'll be surrounded by towering sandstone cliffs and colourful rock formations.
The canyon walls are adorned with various desert flora, such as cacti and wildflowers, only adding to the beauty of the landscape. Upon reaching the Little Colorado River, you will be rewarded with a stunning panorama.
The river's azure blue water contrasts with the surrounding red cliffs, creating a beautiful vista.
The river is known for its clarity, and if weather conditions permit, it's a great spot for swimming! Before embarking on this hike, remember that the trail can be challenging to navigate, especially during the hotter months, and water sources along the trail are limited.
Make sure you carry plenty of water, sunscreen, and snacks, and be mindful of the weather conditions.