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.
Lees Ferry - full description