Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Historic Spots in Glen Canyon

Lees Ferry Historic Site

Just upstream from the Lees Ferry Launch Ramp is the ferry-crossing site and several historic buildings. Different ferryboats and pioneers, miners, Indians, and tourists crossed here from 1872 until 1928. Of special interest is Charles H. Spencer?s attempt to extract gold from the clay hills here in 1910. Two ...

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Lonely Dell Ranch Historic Site

This historic ranch, near the mouth of the Paria River, was home to the families who operated Lees Ferry. The place was so isolated that the families working at the crossing needed to be self-sufficient, growing food for themselves and their animals. Hard labor changed the barren desert into ...

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