double clickGrand Wash Cliffs - End of the Desert Canyon running of the Colorado River

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Grand Canyon
3 Day Expedition

Mile 277 - Grand Wash Cliffs

The Grand Canyon, as well as the western edge of the Colorado Plateau, end as the canyon walls peel away to the north and to the south. The Colorado River continues heading due west through basin and range (rather than desert canyon) topography.

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