Little Colorado River Gorge

By Laurie

Note: This post is one of a series about my 2015 Western Parks vacation with my daughter and grandson.  For our itinerary with links to other posts and an overview of this trip, please see 2015 Western Parks Vacation.

As we drove from the Grand Canyon to Page, Arizona, we stopped to see the Little Colorado River Gorge.

The Little Colorado River Gorge is a narrow gorge that runs for 45 miles across the flat plains of the Painted Desert in the Navajo Indian Reservation. The Little Colorado River only flows during spring and after heavy summer rains; for the rest of the time the Little Colorado and its gorge are dry.

The main overlook of the upper Little Colorado River Gorge is along AZ Rt. 64. Visitors walk from a parking area just off the road, to a railing-protected viewpoint on the edge of the gorge. From there, about a quarter mile of the canyon is visible.

Additional Information

Little Colorado River – Wikipedia:

Technical Information

Little Colorado River Gorge

  • Date: 6/25/2015
  • Time: 10:57 AM
  • Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T1i
  • Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55 mm, f/3.5-5.6 IS
  • Settings:
    • Lens: 20 mm, f/11
    • ISO: 100
    • Shutter: 1/100 sec
  • Cropped image is 4399 x 3727 px
  • GPS: 35°55’15.9″N, 111°33’47.7″W

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