The Grand Canyon ends at the Grand Wash Cliffs
, a major north-south escarpment which also marks the upper extent of Lake Mead
, or at least it does at times of high water, but lake now begins at least ten miles downstream, and the Colorado takes its original course through a shallow valley bordered by gently sloping desert hills. Pearce Ferry
was the site of a historic boat service across the river, just below the cliffs, though nothing remains today, but this is a peaceful, out-of-the-way location, reached by a scenic 44 mile drive from US 93. There are many places for free primitive camping in the surrounding hills.
Pearce Ferry - full description