Jackass Canyon lies within the borders of the Navajo Reservation and requires a hiking permit. The hike is approximately 2.75 miles (one way) and requires some climbing skills. Nevertheless, the entire journey will take your breath away with its astonishing beauty.

Making the trip down into the canyon is one of the best ways to observe the upper reaches of the Grand Canyon.  In particular, you will be traveling into the depths of Marble Canyon.  This is not a good hike to take dogs or people who are not physically capable of venturing down into the ultimate depths of canyon country.  Be sure to enjoy the dam controlled waters of the Colorado River – which are especially refreshing on toasty days!

The trek involves a decent amount of bouldering and scrambling.