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Redbud Pass

The Rainbow Trail was discovered and opened by John Wetherill and Charles Bernheimer in 1922, after it was determined that travel down Aztec Creek in Forbidding Canyon to either Rainbow Bridge or the Colorado River was not feasible. The principal bottleneck for opening the Rainbow trail was Redbud Pass, a narrow slot through the Navajo Sandstone; here the “opening’ was expedited with explosives, as indicated by the jagged outcrops near the base of the slot.

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Redbud Pass (1928) -- Photographed by J.J. Hanks
NAU.PH.2005.3.1.33.102 (item number: 45696)




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Redbud Pass (2006) -- Photographed by D.P. Oldershaw (U.S.G.S.)
Stake# 4919




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Redbud Pass (1928) -- Photographed by J.J. Hanks
NAU.PH.2005.3.1.33.101 (item number: 45694)




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Redbud Pass (2006) -- Photographed by D.P. Oldershaw (U.S.G.S.)
Stake# 4920




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Redbud Pass (1928) -- Photographed by J.J. Hanks
NAU.PH.2005.3.1.19.9 (item number: 45088)




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Redbud Pass (2006) -- Photographed by D.P. Oldershaw (U.S.G.S.)
Stake# 4918




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Cliff Canyon (1928) -- Photographed by J.J. Hanks
NAU.PH.2005.3.2.4.2 (item number: 44791)




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Cliff Canyon (2006) -- Photographed by D.P. Oldershaw (U.S.G.S.) (U.S.G.S.)
Stake# 4930x




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