Diamond Creek

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Diamond Creek Road, the only vehicular route leading to the depths of the Grand Canyon, offers an exciting 36-mile round-trip adventure with stunning panoramic vistas. This well-maintained road boasts a gentle gradient, averaging just 1 degree with occasional sections reaching 2 degrees, easing travelers through a remarkable descent of approximately 3500 feet from the trailhead in Peach Springs.

Approaching the canyon floor, the trail crosses Diamond Creek multiple times, with the deepest crossing around 2-3 inches. At the trail's end, a breathtaking panorama of towering canyon walls climbs above the majestic Colorado River.

Near the trail's end, a designated campground offers ten pavilions equipped with sturdy concrete picnic tables and conveniently located porta potties. Camping outside this designated area is strictly prohibited.

Each person over the age of 10 is required to have a permit to visit Diamond Creek. To secure permits, visit the Hualapai Game and Fish Department opposite the Walapai Market entrance in Peach Springs. Their operating hours are 8 AM-5 PM Monday through Friday and 8 AM-4 PM on weekends, with daily permit sales concluding at 4 PM. Expect routine permit checks while traversing the trail.