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This narrow granite gorge is locally renowned for its scenery, but is infrequently visited due to its relative remoteness. The main attraction is a series of pools and cascades in North Beaver Creek which draw the occasional hiker. There are granite walls lining both sides of the canyon, some up to 500' tall. The faces are heavily banded, and of mixed quality depending on the layer; the pink quartz bands are very friable while the gray/gold shields hold sound rock. Very little activity has occurred in the canyon, largely due to the variable rock. However, it is a uniquely beautiful setting and the ambiance certainly makes for a memorable experience!
Follow Highway 14a toward Lovell from Burgess Junction. Once you crest over the pass, continue descending for a couple of miles. Keep your eyes peeled to the left of the highway; the tops of the granite walls of the canyon are visible. There will be a two-track dirt road descending to the left of the highway (it is before Bald Mountain and across the highway from Little Bald Mountain) which dead-ends after about 1/2 mile in a small gravel pit area with some granite boulders. Park here. There is decent car camping here, although without shade.
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Eager Beaver WI3+ WY : North Beaver Creek Canyon a...
A highly aesthetic cascade tucked into a cleft on the left side of the canyon a short distance downstream from the falls in the creek. It makes for a long single pitch with short steps interspersed with benches. In early season, the right side of the first step will be the thickest. Top out on the left side of the upper curtain with some root-hooking to belay trees....[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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