double clickSouth Canyon - A Native American Travel Corridor on the Grand Canyon
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Mile 31 - South Canyon

Native Americans used South Canyon as a travel corridor for generations as a way to connect important resources found at river level, the high country of the Kaibab Plateau, and the land in between these low and high topographic points. Evidence of Native American activity is still evident here; as river runners often notice dwelling foundations, petroglyphs, and ceramic pot sherds dotting the ground. These displays of antiquity, are present along the limestone benches above and below the mouth of South Canyon. Backpackers also frequent the side canyon, as it offers a direct pathway and access to the river from the Marble Platform above.

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The lower Grand Canyon, as traveled by Western's 3 or 4 day expedition begins at Whitmore Wash (mile 188) and finishes at Lake Mead (mile 277).

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