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BEAMER TRAIL

(2680')
Trailhead at Tanner Rapids to:
Distance from Trailhead
in miles
Elevation
in feet
Water Toilet Emergency
Phone
Ranger
Station
Designated
Campsite
Palisades Creek 3.1 2700 Untreated No No No No
Little Colorado 9.4 2720 Untreated No No No No

     The Beamer Trail starts at Tanner Rapids and proceeds generally north until reaching the confluence of the Colorado River and the Little Colorado River.  The first half-mile climbs up and then contours around several drainages until descending back to the beach.  After passing Comanche Creek and Espejo Creek, you reach a trail junction adjacent to a small island in the river.  The high route at the junction is much more traveled, but requires more effort and time than the low route.  There is quite a bit of climbing and contouring around several drainages on the high route.  The low route has no such obstacles.  At the 3.1 mile point, you reach Palisades Creek, Lava Canyon Rapids, and some good camping spots.  Seth Tanner's copper mine is to the east directly adjacent to Palisades Creek.  Continuing north on the Beamer requires a steep climb to the top of the Tapeats.  Once on top, you soon reach the one area on the Beamer with some minor exposure.  After that, it is a long 6.3 miles to the confluence and there are numerous drainages to traverse along the way.  About a quarter mile before the confluence, you come to a cairn and trail junction.  The left fork leads down to a beach by the river for camping and filtering water.  The right fork continues to the confluence and Ben Beamer's cabin.

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