View to the
west-southwest with Tuckup Canyon entering the Colorado
River near the lower right edge. National Canyon enters from
the left edge and joins the river a mile and a half below
Tuckup. The small butte on the Esplanade surface just above
the Tuckup Canyon junction is "The Dome". The Dome is an
isolated remnant of the north rim and has near vertical
sides of Coconino Sandstone. The next canyon beyond (above)
The Dome is Fern Glen Canyon.
In the far distance a diagonal line extends
from the upper left edge, crosses the river, and continues
just this side of another segment of the North Rim. Twin
canyons have evolved along the Mohawk-Stairway Fault.
National Canyon is another interesting hike if
you are rafting the canyon. It is usually dry where it joins
the Colorado, but if you hike up it you will usually find a
small clear stream. A little further up the canyon there is
a refreshing pool sandwiched between rock walls.
to river miles 152 to 160
to river miles 168 to 176
the Index Page for the Grand Canyon Tour
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