Viewpoints of the Colorado River: Lees Ferry


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Lees Ferry
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At Lees Ferry, the Colorado River is for a short distance not confined in a canyon, instead bordered by relatively flat land, especially to the west, around the confluence with the Paria River. The ferry is the start point for raft trips down the Grand Canyon, and shorter journeys upstream, into the 15 mile surviving section of Glen Canyon. A fine campground is situated close by, just a short walk from the river's edge. Other attractions are various historical relics, associated with gold mining operations early in the 20th century.

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