double clickCarbon Canyon - A Walk Between Sculpted Sandstone Walls
Grand Canyon
6 or 7 Day Rafting Vacation

Mile 64.5 - Carbon Canyon

A walk up Carbon Canyon leads river runners through sculpted sandstone walls. Most of the hike takes place in the bottom of the drainage, except for a portion which leads up and around the remnants of a landslide blocking what normally would be a smooth path continuing up the drainage. After the landslide, the canyon eventually flattens out revealing an impressive and colorful view of hills, buttes, and canyons; backdropped by the forested Kaibab Plateau. Here at the end of the canyon fossils of stromatolites -cyanobacteria or blue-green algae colonies- are visible to the keen eyed observer.

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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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