The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon – Clear Creek to Cremation camp


Clear Creek Camp should not be missed. Wonderful rocks are found along the route downstream from the camp to the creek, and you can then hike upstream as far as you like. There are a few easy rapids in the 3 or so miles from Clear Creek to Cremation Camp, and some great scenery. Cremation Camp is used by parties that are exchanging participants, as it is located immediately upstream of Bright Angel Creek and the cross-canyon trail system.

Clear Creek Camp

Clear Creek Camp, Mile 84.6, river right

Clear Creek camp, downstream view

Clear Creek camp, downstream view

Polished Quartz

Polished quartz

PolishedQuartz

Polished quartz

PolishedQuartz

Polished quartz

Mouth of Clear Creek

Mouth of Clear Creek

Evening telephoto view downstream from Clear Creek

Evening telephoto view downstream from Clear Creek

Zoroaster Rapid, Mile 85.3

Maria sets up for Zoroaster Rapid, Mile 85.3

Fluted and polished schist

Fluted and polished schist

Fluted and polished schist

Fluted and polished schist

85 Mile Rapid, Mile 85.8. Note the low-angle granite slab to its left side.

85 Mile Rapid, Mile 85.8. This rapid is marked by the low-angle granite slab to the left.

Un-named rapid at the mouth of Cremation Creek, Mile 86.3.

Unnamed rapid (Cremation Rapid?) at the mouth of Cremation Creek, Mile 86.3. Lots of granite here.

Un-named rapid at the mouth of Cremation Creek, Mile 86.3, telephoto view downstream

Cremation Rapid, Mile 86.3, telephoto view downstream

Upper Cremation Camp

Upper Cremation Camp, Mile 87.7

About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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