Explore the Area
Explore the Area
Scenic Marble Canyon Lodge is situated upon the closest private ground to the northern edge of the Grand Canyon National Park. Overlooking the Colorado River and within walking distance to the Navajo Bridge, you are uniquely situated to explore an area rich in scenic beauty. Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Bryce and Zion National Parks and Monument Valley are all an easy day travel. Close local area attractions include Lake Powell, Antelope slot canyon, Horseshoe Bend and the world famous Wave. Hiking, fishing, bike riding and photography are common draws to the area.
Located five miles from the historic Marble Canyon Lodge and Trading Post, Lee’s Ferry started as an important crossing point of the Colorado River during the 19th century. Today it is a fishing, boating, and whitewater rafting launch spot along the Colorado River. Most importantly, Lee’s Ferry is the official beginning of the Grand Canyon. Guided fishing trips are available for arguably the best fishing for trout in the entire Southwest. Guided rafting trips for all skill levels can be set up for short as well as extended trips through local concessionaires. There are campgrounds, ranger stations, and a historic ranch house and orchard near the launching point. There is even a fish cleaning station.
The Navajo Bridge crosses over the Colorado River at Marble Canyon in Arizona. The bridge is 467 feet above the canyon floor. There are actually two bridges today, one for vehicles and the other for walking. The Visitor Center is open from May through September. If you summon the courage to walk across, be prepared for some of the most majestic views the country has to offer. California Condors are usually visible flying in the thermals or resting under the bridge, so it is an ideal location for birdwatchers. Your camera is a necessity as you won’t want to miss filming the native wildlife and spectacular bridge views.