Little Colorado Hiking – Links & Resources

Deep knowledge of the Little Colorado is scarce!

Here are some of the better artifacts gathered across the web over the years:

Maps & Region

Map of the Little ColoradoSimple and accurate overview of Little Colorado canyons, prominent trailheads and geographic
Little Colorado Gorge OverlooksRegional map, practical knowledge and wide assortment of digital maps of the area for
Save the ConfluencePowerful Navajo-lead coalition to oppose exploitative and greedy outside development in the Grand Canyon and Little Colorado
Video: The ConfluenceThis short documentary explores how the physical landscapes of the Grand Canyon shape the cultural, emotional and spiritual landscapes of the Navajo people who inhabit

History & Science

Little Colorado Scientific ProjectsExcellent information about the Little Colorado's twice-yearly "residents" and their research
Kayaying a Flooded LCRIncredible story of one of the earliest (1978) and craziest of rare kayak runs down the Little
Harvey Butchart ArchiveHarvey Butchat's legendary canyon writings and exploration photographs (Northern Arizona University digital archive)
Humpback Chub InformationThe LCR is the largest remaining holdout for an endangered fish, the Humpback
Ecology & Mormon Settlement in NE ArizonaHistory of some of the earliest white settlements in the


Basic River-Running InformationA few details about the logistics of running watercraft down the Little Colorado
How to Cross Rivers SafelyPractical tips and advice for crossing swift currents and streams - a vital skill for travel along the bottom of the
Canyons Group Discussion2011 archive of excellent discussion and advice about Little Colorado gorge hiking and

Trails & Reports

Beamer & Tanner TrailsThe two essential trails needed for shortest hiking route from the National Park to the
2012 Trip Report - Hopi Salt TrailGood 2012 Salt Trail hiking description, photos and terrain
2018 Trip Report - Hopi Salt TrailBlog article and a few very good photos of March 2018 trip down Salt
Walter Powell RouteFirsthand account of the difficult, dangerous route down to the
Salt Trail Canyon to LCR GorgeDetails of the Hopi Salt Trail hike and discussion, photos and GPS trip