Where is Pearce Ferry Rapid?

The (historic) take-out at Pearce Ferry (at the lower end of Pearce Wash) is in the lower left quadrant – near River Mile 280 in the standard Grand Canyon river guide books. “Superimposition Rapid” has subsequently formed where the two ridges closely approach the river – midway between the pin and the left edge.

How many miles from Lees Ferry to Pearce Ferry?

Trip Snapshot

MEETING PLACE: DoubleTree Hotel, 1175 W Route 66, Flagstaff, Arizona
PUT-IN: Lees Ferry
TAKE-OUT: Pearce Ferry
TRIP LENGTH: 16-18 days

How do I start Crystal Rapid?

How to run Crystal Rapid. It is possible to run left or right of the main hole. A standard right run involves entering the rapid to the right of the tongue and pulling to stay as close to shore as possible. The current will try to bring you towards the huge holes in the middle of the rapid.

Is Pierce Ferry Road paved?

One access to Pearce Ferry is from the 50+ mile long Pearce Ferry Road that exits Highway 93 between Kingman and Hoover Dam. The road is paved except for the last 7 miles down to the boat ramp on the river. The Grand Wash Cliffs, which mark the end of the Grand Canyon, are in this view to the east.

What’s the elevation of Lees Ferry?

The historic crossing of the Colorado River at Lees Ferry is situated in the geographic center of the area above the confluence of the Paria and Colorado Rivers. At Lees Ferry the altitude is about 3,100 feet; the surrounding high plateaus are from 4,500 to 7,000 feet above sea level.

HOW DO YOU row at the Grand Canyon rapids?

The way to run it is to row backwards into the eddy water behind the hole on river left. When the stern of the raft cuts across the eddy line the bow will swing downstream and you will float on the left past the big ledge-hole in the right- center of the rapid. In low water the rapid is no big deal. Just stay left.

How are rapids classified?

The grade reflects both the technical difficulty and the danger associated with a rapid, with grade I referring to flat or slow-moving water with few hazards, and grade VI referring to the hardest rapids, which are very dangerous even for expert paddlers, and are rarely run.

Where is Pearce Ferry on the Colorado River?

Location. The ferry is located at the end of the 52 mile Dolan Spring road, starting from US Route 93 half way between the Hoover Dam and Kingman.

Is Diamond Bar road paved?

Motorists have a smoother drive to the Hualapai Tribe’s most popular tourist destination now that Diamond Bar Road is completely paved. The road was the biggest drawback in reaching the Skywalk, a glass bridge that juts out 70 feet from the canyon walls and gives visitors a view of the Colorado River 4,000 feet below.

What class are the rapids in the Grand Canyon?

The Grand Canyon is rated Class IV with few Class V rapids and numerous Class I – III rapids as well. Because options range from paddling and navigating the rapids as a team to riding along in an oar-powered raft, the Grand Canyon is a great rafting trip for people of all ages and abilities.

What is the best time to raft the Grand Canyon?

Our season runs April through September, which coincides with the ideal time to raft in the Grand Canyon. Many of our guests raft in June, July, and August when school is out. Others with flexible schedules take advantage of milder weather in April, May, and September.

What class rapids are in the Grand Canyon?