The next short section of the confluence trail is also a spur road off the Cyclone Canyon
vehicle track, and ends at a small parking area with pit toilets, about 0.8 miles from the rivers, so it is possible for those unwilling to hike to drive this far instead. The path finally finishes at a pile of boulders with a good view of the river junction. The canyons at this point are moderately deep (850 feet) and the two rivers can be clearly seen, with quite differently colored water. Climbing the cliffs on the north side gives an even better view of the canyons and of a large expanse of rocky wilderness alongside the Colorado.
John Wesley Powell
Overall, the hike is more difficult than might be expected since the terrain is rocky and steep - the trek is especially hard in hot weather and there is no drinking water available along the way. It is very satisfying to get to the end though, to reach the same point where the great explorer John Wesley Powell climbed up from the rivers and remarked:
"What a world of grandeur is spread before us - wherever we look there is but a wilderness of rocks; deep gorges, where the rivers are lost below cliffs and towers and pinnacles; and ten thousand strangely carved forms in every direction; and beyond them, mountains blending with the clouds".