Began at welcome center and went north under the highway. Followed the paved Trail/boardwalk until a sand trail diverged and went along shoreline. Eventually the trail ended and turned around and retraced path back to welcome center.
Hike Along a Beautiful Perennial Stream in Southern Arizona
Most of those who come to visit in this area are drawn here by the unique environment of Sycamore Canyon. Home of one of the few perennial streams in extreme southern Arizona, it supports such a diverse plant and animal community that part of it has been designated the Goodding Research Natural…
I’ve been to Lower Cathedral Valley many times, over 200, but mostly been limited to showing tour guests the main features in the valley for a few minutes. Today I decided to explore a valley to the north of the Temples.
This hike has some magnificent views of the Colorado River and the Book Cliffs. The hike is a lollipop, the left (eastern) side of the sucker has the great views but the right side has a more gradual ascent to the mesa top.