Little Colorado River

little colorado river

Similar to the waters found within Havasu Creek, the Little Colorado River has cut a fantastic but rarely traveled gorge.  From the city of Cameron, this canyon is a dry wash until you reach blue spring.  From there, these neon blue waters wander their way thru a fantastic gorge to an eventual confluence with the Colorado River and Grand Canyon.  The route presented here dropped us in not too far below the City of Cameron, off of the LCR lookout of Highway 64.  We then used the blue spring route to escape to the rim of the canyon.  This route, to note, is sketchy, loose, exposed and steep and definitely not for the beginning or intermediate hiker.  It quite honestly scared the shit out of me.  As you do near blue spring, a number of really cool springs start to literally pop out of the walls, and the smell of sulfur becomes overwhelming.  Some of the biggest single walls I have ever seen lie within the Little Colorado River Gorge.  Campsites were abundant along our whole route.  Water was easy to find at the time we did this hike in stagnant pools, definitely bring a filter since this water is pretty gross.  I can almost guarantee you will not see anyone else on this hike, yet this is similar to Paria Canyon or any classic gorge in the southwest.

-> Little Colorado River – December 6-9, 2010 <-

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


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