In 2010 the United States began minting “The America the Beautiful” quarters featuring National Parks. The Grand Canyon quarter features the view from the Nankoweep Granaries looking downstream toward the Little Colorado River. The view is a favorite of Colorado River & Trail Expeditions. We try to do the short, but strenuous, hike to the granaries and the viewpoint on all of our Grand Canyon rafting trips.
Nankoweep is located on our Upper Grand Canyon rafting trip. It is located about 52 miles downstream of Lee’s Ferry. The granaries were used as a storage site by the ancestral puebloan people who grew and gathered food on the delta below. The view on the US quarter is a great representation of the Grand Canyon.