Badger Canyon

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Badger Creek is located on the north rim of Grand Canyon not too far from Lee’s Ferry and Navajo Bridge over Marble Canyon.  As far as ease of access, this is one of the nicest technical canyons I have done in the area.  There are three solid drops, each of which is beautiful and unique.   Though never as narrow as some of its neighbors, Badger Canyon is a great easy route that can be done any time of year.  It is not very challenging as far as technicality goes so this is a great beginner-intermediate route.  You can choose to fix ropes and return the way you can by ascending or you can take one of the two exits after you reach the confluence with the Colorado River.  You will get a great view of Badger Rapids and Jackass creek directly opposite of Badger.  There is a route that exits a break in the wall upstream of Badger which I have never taken.  I have always taken the fisherman’s exit which is located downstream, which takes you up an exciting and exposed route to the rim.  The choice is yours, though from what I have heard the exit up canyon is easier.

-> Badger Canyon – February 11, 2007 <-

-> Badger Canyon – November 17, 2007 <-

-> Badger Canyon – March 22, 2010 <-

***THIS MAP IS A ROUGH ESTIMATE OF THE ROUTE AND IS INTENDED ONLY FOR REFERENCE***


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