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Elves Chasm

Location

How to Get There
This hike is accessed from a river rafting trip on the Colorado River. Elves Chasm is located at river mile 116 on river left.
city
Grand Canyon
state
AZ
country
USA
Region
Grand Canyon and Marble Canyon area

Hike details

Distance
0.25 [Miles] Total
Hike Distance- Details
0.25 miles round trip (to Elves Chasm and back)
Time
1.00 [Hours]
Time-details
It took us about 1.0 hours total.
Elevation Change
200 Total gain/loss [Feet]
Elevation Gain
100 Total Elevation Gain [Feet]
Elevation Details
About 100 ft of boulder hopping and scrambling.

Season

Best Season
  • April
  • May
  • September
  • October
Worst Season
  • June
  • July
  • August
Season Details
Spring, Summer, Fall.
Date Hike completed
October 01, 2007

Solitudue

Solitude
Low
Solitude Details
Not here. Elves Chasm is one of the most popular attractions on the river.

Difficulty

Difficulty Rating
Easy
difficulty detail
35 yr old Recommendation: You have to stop here. Many believe this is the prettiest waterfall in the Grand Canyon and it would be tough to argue.

Permits

Be Aware of
Some scrambling

If a short, easy hike up to a picturesque waterfall appeals to you, Elves Chasm is your hike.

A stop at Elves Chasm seems to be on every river trip checklist. It is easy to understand why. For a short walk, including some scrambling, you are rewarded with a lovely waterfall and pool great for swimming in the summer or admiring in the colder climates.   

Ferns and Redbud trees enclose the area, making a true desert oasis. Spend some time to enjoy this special place and when ready, return the way you came.

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