double clickGranite Park and 209 Mile Rapid - Interesting Geology Creates and Interesting Grand Canyon Whitewater Ride

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3 Day Expedition

Mile 209 - Granite Park & 209 Mile Rapid

Faulting has taken place here exposing granite outcroppings, and creating an unusually wide spot in the river. The river drops significantly downstream of Granite Park and S-turns through some exciting whitewater. In the upper portion of 209 Mile Rapid a large hole lifts and crashes back upon itself over and over, most boaters avoid this powerful feature.

Upper Gorge Grand Canyon

Upper Grand Canyon Mile by Mile »

The upper Grand Canyon, as traveled by Western's 6 or 7 day expedition begins at Lees Ferry (mile 0) and finishes at Whitmore Wash (mile 188)

See Lower Grand Canyon