The Walter Powell Route!

To the confluence of the Colorado River and the Little Colorado River



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On December 14, 2002 Mike Quinn and Charlie Bongo located this historical and mysterious trailhead. Very few folks have even seen the route much less completed it. It is rumored to require a rope, although John Wesley Powell climbed the route in 1869. Bob Marley, Bill Orman, Jim Olhman, have completed this sporty route to the Colorado River!

The cairn that marks the head of Walter Powell...

Mike Quinn's photos are at:

The three photos below are taken by Charlie Bongo:

The Cairn

Looking towards the route from the rim.

Billy Dean Reese said the Walter Powell was "straightforward." There was just one 10 foot drop down to a narrow ledge below. With a rope it would be much safer. 

Looking down the route to the Little Colorado River


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