South Rim to Lee’s Ferry

I took the shuttle today from the South Rim of Grand Canyon to Marble Canyon and walked down to the campground at Lee’s Ferry. Still pretty warm during the day, in the mid-90s. Walking down to the campground from Marble Canyon, the road passes by towering red rock cliffs and giant boulders.

Lee’s Ferry Entrance sign on US-89A at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Marble Canyon where 89A crosses the Colorado River at the Navajo Bridge
Towering red rock Navajo Sandstone buttes loom above the road to Lee’s Ferry.

This is one of my favorite sunset spots around, and I expect the next few days will be no different. It’s still pretty warm during the days here, getting into the mid-90s, and still feels like summer. But the night is cool, dipping into the 70s. Tomorrow I hope to take a brief wander down to the Colorado River in search of a remote Grand Canyon National Park entry sign that a friend who visited this summer brought to my attention, and stop by the ranger program apparently being held at Lonely Dell Ranch before heading up Paria Canyon into the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and taking my first steps out on this 850 or so mile journey to Mexico.

I may be out of data range through the next few days so don’t be surprised if posting is intermittent. I apologize in advance.

Giant red rock boulders sit beside the road in the evening light.

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