Main entrance to the canyon is a paved road.
Near the start of the 3 mile or so trail. There isn't any part of the trail that is difficult but it is gravel or cable stone most of the time.
You're in a steep canyon most of the way.
There is a small stream in portions of the trail. Not sure if it runs year around though.
It is a beautiful canyon.
As you get higher the vegetation changes from desert scrub land to oak and other trees.
The rangers request that you stay on the trail.
Lots of opportunities for landscape photography.
The trail higher up does get a little steeper and there are a couple of places you need to watch your step but not all that difficult.
This is a very clear pool with a few small trout in residence. This is also the area we found the Great Spreadwing Damsel (Archilestes grandis) on an earlier trip. It's America's largest damsel.
The grotto at the end of the trail. Very unusual and not at all what I expected.
A closer view of the grotto.
Amazing how plants can establish a foot hold on a solid rock vertical slope.
The headquarters for the canyon with a fairly larger paved parking lot.