kids encyclopedia robot

Deer Creek (Arizona) facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts

Deer Creek is a stream that flows through the western part of the Grand Canyon, in the U.S. state of Arizona, as a right-bank tributary of the Colorado River. A series of natural springs provide for a perennial flow in Deer Creek. During periods of intense rainfall, Deer Creek can experience severe flash flooding. In the final half mile above the Colorado River, Deer Creek flows through a narrow slot canyon before plunging over a 150 feet (46 m) waterfall named Deer Creek Falls.

Grand Canyon National Park Deer Creek 0104 (6081561662)
Tapeats Sandstone in lower Deer Creek

Deer Creek and its waterfall are within the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park and are a popular stopping point for river trips through the canyon. Backpackers can also access the falls by hiking from the North Rim. The Surprise Valley trail connects the Deer Creek drainage with the adjacent Thunder River/Tapeats Creek drainage.

Women's History Month on Kiddle
Women Scientists of Antiquity
Mary the Jewess
kids search engine
Deer Creek (Arizona) Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.