Mile 136 - Deer Creek Falls and Patio
Deer Creek Falls lands into a pool from a creek over 100 feet above it. Vegetation grows abundantly in the area surrounding the pool. In addition, the area is a fantastic place to relax and enjoy. For those who want to explore the canyon above the falls, a trail leads river runners and hikers several hundred feet above to a point overlooking the river. Views looking towards the Kaibab Plateau are phenomenal from this vantage. For those who feel comfortable with heights, it is possible to continue upstream to a place called the patio. Reaching the patio requires careful footwork and cool-headedness to navigate a short span of narrow ledge with a precarious drop below. The patio offers even more great places to relax, and the creek adjacent to the patio offers plenty of opportunity to cool off as well.