Lee’s Ferry is the only place in 700 miles of canyon country where one can drive to the Colorado River. This made it a prominent location in the history of northeastern Arizona. Today it can be reached from Page AZ or the North Rim of the Grand Canyon or from Flagstaff off US 89. Lee’s Ferry Campground is part of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and one of the most beautiful campgrounds we have ever visited. Our photos really don’t do it justice. It is surrounded on 3 sides by the Colorado River and beautiful red cliffs. We hiked a scenic trail up a dry wash before visiting the riverside to see boats launching and historic ruins.
Lee’s Ferry is the launch point for all raft trips through the Grand Canyon. It is also at the end of the Glen Canyon area of the river. We took a boat tour of the canyon below the Glen Canyon Dam which was very controversial when it was built. The resulting Lake Powell is now a large recreation area and the town of Page is a booming recreation destination. We had a great guide for the river trip which cruised thru smooth water between towering red cliffs. The trip included a stop to see ancient petroglyphs.
We visited Lee’s Ferry the first week of May. The weather was perfect. We understand it can get very hot in Summer and quite cold in Winter. There are many trails to explore and guided fishing trips available.