Thunder River Hike

The Thunder River Hike is an all-time hike, taking you from river level, at Tapeats/Racetrack campsites up to the Thunder Spring, through a section of desert, and culminating with a passage through Deer Creek Narrows and Deer Creek Falls. The best way to do this hike is to drop off a group of hikers at either Racetrack or Tapeats campsite, and have a group row the boats down to Deer Creek Falls, and pick up the hikers.

This is an all-day hike, so make sure you bring a lot of water, snacks, and good shoes. In the summertime, this hike can be oppressively hot/not recommended, as temperatures can reach 120°F.

Nice scenery along the Thunder Creek.

Seeing the Thunder River pour out of the wall. This stream is spring-fed and has found a crack through which to flow.

At the end of this hike is a beautiful overlook of the Grand Canyon. It’s a nice experience to get a new perspective on the canyon!

The waterfall where the Thunder River comes out of the canyon wall. You can walk all the way up to the waterfall if you want.