This is my least favorite hike in the Canyon
Day hiked to the river and back. Great views and solitude.
Led a trip down here for NAU Outdoors. Very cool scenic trail. This was my first time down inside the canyon.
A great trail. After climbing Escalante and Cardenas Buttes, DB and I took a long nap in the warm sun on a large flat boulder just off the trail.
Descended the trailess snow slope down to 6000 ft (75-ml/Tanner Saddle) and then to the Colorado River. Got some weather (rain, snow, wind), but was rewarded with AMAZING views and winter solitude. Ascended back and had the best camp in many years perched on the flat sandstone ridge 30 ft wide overlooking the 75-Mile Canyon. Broke the trail in the fresh snow. No traction devices were needed.