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Lee’s Ferry

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE ON THE COLORADO RIVER

Lee’s Ferry, a historical site, is the beginning of the Grand Canyon.  Located at the intersection of the Echo and Vermilion Cliffs, Lee’s Ferry is praised as the most stunning spots along the Colorado River. Serving as the northern gateway to Arizona for 54 years- from 1873 to 1927, Lee’s Ferry made the colonization of Arizona possible.

WHITE WATER RAFTING

The most popular activity to do here is River Rafting. Lee’s Ferry is the primary launch point for Grand Canyon river trips. Check local companies to book a River Rafting trip.

RAFTING ON YOUR OWN?

If you have your own raft, and want to go down the river on your own, you can but you must contact the Colorado River Discovery to make reservations.  They will take you and your raft upstream from Lee’s Ferry as cars are not allowed to be parked near the dam, due to Homeland Security.

BRINGING YOUR DOG?

Dogs ARE allowed on a leash in the Lee’s Ferry camping area. However, they are NOT allowed on the Colorado Discovery riverboat that transports you and your raft upstream towards the Glen Canyon Dam.  If you are camping and want to do a day of floating down the Lee’s Ferry, bringing your dog might not be the easiest choice.

Lee's ferry raft

FLOAT DOWN THE RIVER

Not up for River Rafting? Colorado River Discovery Tours offer half-day smooth water float trips from March 1 – November 30.  Bring water, snacks, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen. Half way down, you are allowed to hike.  Check their website for DETAILS.

CAMPING

A scenic NPS campground is located close to the river costing $12 per site in 2012.  There are several historic buildings: an old ranch, a cemetery, and the remains of a post office and fort to explore.

FISHING

The waters at Lee’s Ferry have been called the best trout fishing site in all the southwest, by many visitors.  Guided fishing Tours are available at Lee’s Ferry where fisherman don’t have to lie about their catches when telling their stories because their catches are so big.

There is a ranger’s station at Lee’s Ferry along with a campground, launch ramp, a courtesy dock and a fish-cleaning station.  Three miles away, the town of Marble Canyon offers a restaurant and filling station.

LOCATION

Lee’s Ferry is 42 miles from Page via Highway 89 south and Highway 89A west.  It is 85 miles from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon via Highway 89A and Highway 67.

Lee’s Ferry Junction and Park Entrance is west of Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center (Highway 89A on west side of Navajo Bridge). Go down a paved road for 5 miles to reach the Ferry area.

LEE’S FERRY ADDRESS

N. Hwy 89A Mi Post 547, Marble Canyon, AZ 86036

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