Rock Garden

Elves Chasm —The name given to the portion of Royal Arch Canyon below the travertine formation. Entry into this part is possible only from the river, and overland access is difficult. It is a popular stop for the rafting trips and famous for exceptional beauty. A constant flow of water cascading over a series of falls and dripping from sidewalls creates a miniature tropical setting. See notes on Elves Chasm Route.

Trails — none.

Routes — an extension of the Tonto Trail, and a spur of the Royal Arch Route from Garnet Canyon. Downriver to Forster Canyon.

1991 October - Turnaround point of 6 day trip with Danny from South Bass. Climbed to third level alcove.

1993 April - Side-trip to Royal Arch loop.

2008 April - Short stop with a swim and a jump from the hole. Going downriver to explore.


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