double clickChuar-Lava Hill - A Basalt Grand Canyon Overlook
Grand Canyon
6 or 7 Day Rafting Vacation

Mile 65.5 - Chuar-Lava Hill

Chuar Hill, named for Chuarrumpeak a leader of the Kaibab Band of Southern Paiutes, overlooks the river above Lava Canyon and is composed of hardened basalt. Tucked along the eastern slope of Chuar Hill is an abandoned mine adit called the Copper Grant, operated around the turn of the 19th century by George McCormick. In addition to the Copper Grant, McCormick likely worked a mine across the river from Chuar Hill near Palisades Creek.

Lower Gorge Grand Canyon

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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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