Unkar Delta Ruins

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Unkar delta ruins
Unkar Delta ruins
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Location

How to Get There
This hike is accessed from a river rafting trip on the Colorado River. This canyon is located at river mile 72.5 on river right, just upstream of Unkar rapid.
city
Grand Canyon
state
AZ
country
USA
Region
Grand Canyon and Marble Canyon area

Hike details

Distance
3.00 [Miles] Total
Hike Distance- Details
3.0 miles on the multiple loop trails
Time
1.50 [Hours]
Time-details
It took us about 1.5 hours total.
Elevation Change
0 Total gain/loss [Feet]
Elevation Loss
0 Total Elevation Loss[Feet]
Elevation Gain
0 Total Elevation Gain [Feet]
Elevation Details
flat
Hike Trail Type
Out and Back

Season

Best Season
  • April
  • May
  • September
  • October
Worst Season
  • June
  • July
  • August
Season Details
Any, although summer would be very hot.
Date Hike completed
October 01, 2007

Solitudue

Solitude
High
Solitude Details
Good

Difficulty

Difficulty Rating
Easy
difficulty detail
35 yr old Recommendation: Lovely walk, makes for a nice leg stretch. Many of the pottery shards are in excellent shape.

Permits

Be Aware of
This area is sacred to the native Americans, treat it accordingly. There are many pottery shards and other artifacts, please leave them where they are

Hike and explore the Unkar Delta ruins in Grand Canyon national park, Arizona.

For one of the best history lessons on how Native Americans lived in the desolate Grand Canyon, the Unkar Delta is an excellent teacher. 

From the boat beach, take the well worn trail towards the delta. The park service has spent a good effort making the trails to the ruins here, so the trail is easy to follow. There is even a printed guide book near the trail start if you would like additional descriptions of the ruins.

There are many pottery shards and corn grinding stones here, so please enjoy but leave them where you found them. There are several loop trails, so you can enjoy this area at your leisure and return to the boats when you're ready.

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