Colorado Gorge, Arizona

Encyclopedia Article


The Colorado Gorge probably refers to the Colorado River Gorge in northeastern Arizona. Geologically created by the Little Colorado River, a tributary of the Colorado River, which forms the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River Gorge is a much narrower and smaller canyon than the Grand Canyon, and it is located southeast from the Grand Canyon National Park.

Photo Credit: 

"Little Colorado River at Tapeats Creek in the Grand Canyon, 1970," photograph by Karl Kernberger, Karl Kerberger Pictorial Collection (2000-008-1215), Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico.