Viewpoints of the Colorado River: Pearce Ferry, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Pearce Ferry, Lake Mead NRA
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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.

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