Lava Falls Trail

Lava Falls Rapid, at the foot of the Lava Falls Trail

Lava Falls Rapid, at the foot of the Lava Falls Trail

This difficult and poorly marked trail starts near the west base of Vulcans Throne and drops 2,500 feet in 1.5 miles to the Colorado River. There are a few places where you'll have to scramble down short rock faces. Once at the river, you can hike cross-country along the river bank to Lava Falls Rapid. The south-facing slope is extremely hot in summer. Plan your hike for early morning and carry plenty of water.