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FOR ROCKY MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE 10/29/05 Photo special to the News: Craig Beasley. Lava Falls photographed in September 2005. This is the largest rapid on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon as seen from the scouting overlook 300 feet above it. Lava Falls is the largest rapid in the Grand Canyon. The speed of the current reaches between 25-35 mph in the rapid. Lava Falls drops 37 feet in three hundred yards. It is the fastest stretch of navigable whitewater in the western hemisphere.

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