Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Little River Canyon, Part Two
This view was taken from the first overlook on the Canyon Rim Drive at Little River Canyon National Preserve in Alabama. The waterfall in the distance is Little River Falls.
Canyon Rim Drive (Alabama Highway 176) is an eleven mile drive along the west rim of Little River Canyon. It can be accessed from Highway 35 and is only about half an hour from Fort Payne and Interstate 59.
The drive follows the canyon rim and gives drivers the chance to stop at a series of overlooks where they can take in spectacular views of the canyon. The first overlook offers a distant view of Little River Falls. Although a much better view of the falls can be obtained by visiting the falls parking lot across the river where a paved trail leads down to a viewing platform and the actual falls.
Our series on Little River Canyon will continue tomorrow. Until then you can read more by visiting www.exploresouthernhistory.com/littleriver1.