The Little Colorado River is a tributary to the Colorado River to the west, while its major tributary, the Puerco River, is to the east. The Little Colorado River Gorge area, on the west end, was created about four million years ago, by the river and storms carrying way loose materials. The river originates at Mount Baldy in the White Mountains, traveling through Joseph City, Winslow and Wupatki before reaching the Grand Canyon. This river is about 340 miles long, running across eastern Arizona through the Colorado Plateau. It does not always have flow, usually only after heavy snow melt or flash flooding. At the gorge, the river is 1000 feet below the rim and carries the eroded sediment to the Colorado river. The western fence lizard can be found near warm areas, including canyons or among trees and boulders. They like to bask in the morning sunlight. These photos were taken at the gorge area, close to Cameron, Arizona.