Friday, February 22, 2013

The Hance Rapids of the Colorado River

This photo shows the Hance rapids of the Colorado River from one of the few places on the Rim where  the river is clearly visible. This placid looking photo give no idea of the roar of the river or speed of the water but it does show how the rapids originate. If you look closely, you will see that a side canyon comes into the main channel and the rapid is formed around the mouth of the rocks carried down the side canyon.

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