Cataract Canyon


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a tributary of the Grand Canyon

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The economic and social significance of the Matawidita Canyon fields appeared in a comparison with Cataract Canyon fields.
Iliff, pioneer federal schoolteacher in Cataract Canyon just after 1900, reported multiple occasions when the late chief Navajo summarily executed other Havasupais.
Cataract Canyon is labeled as a class five trip with waves reaching 40 feet high.
Below the confluence is Cataract Canyon, whose Big Drop Rapids fall 30 feet in less than 1 mile.
TODAY: Lake Powell washed away many such ruins, to say nothing of the "corn shucks" - at high water, the lake inundates the last 35 miles of rapids in Cataract Canyon. Now Lake Powell, a surreal pool of blue in the red rock desertscape, is a favorite of houseboaters and water-skiers.
Experience the contrast between the tranquil beauty of Stillwater Canyon and the frothy whitewater gauntlet of Cataract Canyon. We'll explore 100 miles of magical, awe-inspiring Canyonlands as we raft the Green and Colorado rivers.
Cataract Canyon. This is a great choice for those who want the Grand Canyon experience without the cost or time commitment.
Cataract Canyon Singles Raft, Canyonlands Park, Utah.
Experience the contrast between the absolute tranquillity of Stillwater Canyon and sheer adventure of Westwater and Cataract canyons. We'll raft two of the roughest stretches of whitewater on the Colorado culminating in the Big Drops, "the biggest waves in the West!" The best that Canyonlands has to offer--great rapids, unsurpassed scenery, Anasazi ruins, amazing side canyon hikes--in one unforgettable week.
You can opt either for a one-day, oneconcert excursion on a jet boat (September 9 or 10, $75) or a four-day, twoconcert trip through Cataract Canyon on a catamaran-like raft equipped with a motor that's used mainly in rapids (September 10 through 13, $640; with additional two-day jeep safari, $970).
It's out along a washboarded, four-wheel-drive track that wanders off through pinon-juniper woodland from the paved road that traverses the Island in the Sky, a great mesa that begins somewhere in the flats above Tenmile Canyon and ends in a precipitous drop to the confluence of the Green and Colorado at the mouth of Cataract Canyon. The "island" forms the centerpiece of Canyonlands National Park, just as Canyonlands forms the centerpiece of the Colorado Plateau.
It's just detritus left in the wake of vast erosional forces that completely stripped 140 million years of deposited formations off the top (all that Dakota sandstone and Mancos shale--a vertical mile of everything, in fact, that once lay above the Navajo sandstone) and went on cutting down through the Kayenta, Wingate, Chinle, Moenkopi, Cutler, and Honaker formations to the ancestral rock of the Paradox Formation revealed at the bottom of Cataract Canyon.
Experience the contrast between the absolute tranquility of Stillwater Canyon and sheer adventure of Westwater and Cataract canyons. We'll raft two of the roughest stretches of whitewater on the Colorado culminating in the Big Drops, "the biggest waves in the West!" The best that Canyonlands has to offer--great rapids, unsurpassed scenery, Anasazi ruins, amazing side canyon hikes--in one unforgettable week.