Lees Ferry and Glen Canyon Recreation Area

We left Sedona on Thursday and headed for the Glen Canyon Recreation Area, just northeast of the Grand Canyon.  We stayed in the southern section at an area called Lees Ferry.  This historic site is where the first ferries crossed the Colorado river.  Because of Glen Canyon to the North and the Grand Canyon to the South it was the only place to cross the Colorado river for hundreds of miles.  The campground, perched on a hill in a small (compared to Glenn and Grand) canyon, overlooked the Colorado River.  The view was a far cry from the parking lots we have been camping  in lately.  It was also quite enjoyable listening to the “riffles” below (a riffle is not quite a rapid).  In the few days we have been here we took a couple short hikes to check out the historic sites, paddled our kayaks upstream on the Colorado and floated down, and visited Page where the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell are. We will have the chance to check out other highlights of the Glen Canyon area as we move on to Utah.

2 Responses to “Lees Ferry and Glen Canyon Recreation Area”

  1. lindsay says:

    hey you two
    i really really miss you guy. can you beleave that it is almost time for us to come out to see you! i am so pumped! it looks like you two are having lots of fun. school is going way better now and i only have to terms left woo hoo! so dont worry no summer school for me =]

    love you and miss you guys
    lindsay <3

    • admin says:

      Hey Lindsay,

      We miss you guys too! We are very excited for you and Josh to come out. It’s going to be a blast. You better get yourself into hiking shape! I am so proud of you for getting yourself back on track in school. Keep up the good work.

      Love you

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