Stay for the Fun

Trout Fishing

Rated as one of the nation's top fisheries, Lees  Ferry has received widespread attention in national magazines, newspapers and sporting publications.

Guided excursions, private and rented boats as well as walk-in fishing are permitted for 15 canyon miles upstream from Lees Ferry. Artificial lures and barbless hooks only.

We encourage "Catch & Release" fishing. We recommend you check with the Arizona Game and Fish Department for more information.

Fishing Licenses

For general information about Arizona fishing regulations and licenses, see the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Condors

California Condor 302 flying near Navajo Bridge, AZ by Robert SchottlandBring a pair of binoculars with you when you come to visit — you might see a California condor circling gracefully on updrafts off the cliffs.

In fact, the headquarters of the Peregrine Fund's Arizona Condor Recovery Project is located nearby. The condor research team goes into the field daily to track the progress of these rare and endangered birds.

For further information about California condors and the Arizona Condor Recovery Project, check out these links:

Wilderness Areas

Lees Ferry Lodge is located within the Southwest's Grand Circle. You will find some of the most spectacular landscape in the southwest United States. The area of Northern Arizona and Southern Utah includes the Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon National Parks.

But there's more than that in store for the wilderness lover. We've included links to some of our favorite places to hike and explore. Enjoy!

(Please note: permits may be require to visit some of these areas, please check websites for further information.)

Places to go

Paria Canyon - Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area
Kaibab National Forest
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument
Grand Canyon National Park (North Rim)
Zion National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park

General Information

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
National Forest Service
National Park Service
Wilderness River Adventures

Want to explore the local area?

Check out these unusual local businesses and services, nearby attractions, and information about historic areas in our vicinity.

Local Businesses and Services

Marble Canyon Metalworks
Check out this local artist's website. Allison Leigh Schmidt designs and sells custom sterling silver and mixed metal jewelry.

Film and Movie Location Industry Scout
Contact her when you need a location for your latest film. Katie Carmichael has been in the business for 15 years, and is a Lake Powell and Lees Ferry specialist.

Historical Information

The Honeymoon Trail
Learn about the historic trail that winds through the Arizona Strip.

Lonely Dell Ranch

This restored ranch near Lees Ferry was home to the family that ran the ferry service across the Colorado River. The ferry was the only river crossing for hundreds of miles, prior to construction of the Navajo bridge in the 1920s. Reach the ranch by taking the road to Lees Ferry off Rte 89A just west of the Navajo Bridge; then watch for a sign for the Lonely Dell Ranch on the left just before the Paria River.

Fredonia-Vermilion Cliffs Scenic Road

Also called Arizona Route 89A, this road winds past Lees Ferry, through House Rock Valley, up and over the Kaibab Plateau (where visitors can enjoy views from the Grand Canyon's north rim) and down to the historic frontier town of Fredonia. There the road joins the Utah Heritage Highway, which meanders through historic frontier towns.

Lees Ferry Lodge

River Trips

There are 16 river companies licensed to run commercial trips on the Colorado River.

Three of those companies have facilities in our local area, and we list their contact information here.

For further info about other river companies, contact Rivers and Oceans.

Moki Mac River Expeditions

Whether you're looking for a whitewater adventure or a family vacation, we invite you to explore the river with us. Over 30 years experience.

Box 71242
Salt Lake City, UT 84171-0242
1-800-284-7280

Hatch River Expeditions

Let us show you why the original whitewater rafting company is still the best choice for your vacation.

HC 67 Box 35
Marble Canyon, AZ 86036
1-800-856-8966
info@hatchriverexpeditions.com

Colorado River Discovery

Full-day or half-day float trips from Glen Canyon Dam to Lees Ferry.

50 South Lake Powell Blvd
P.O. Box 717
Page, AZ 86040
1-866-522-6644

Rivers & Oceans

Central Reservations for Grand Canyon Rafting.
All the outfitters. All the trips.

Private Trip Information

Grand Canyon National Park
information about Non-Commercial River Permits.
NPS River Trip Permit Info

River Reports

Fishing and river reports from the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Fishing Lees Ferry

Ambassador Guide's Services
Charter boat fishing on the Colorado River and Lake Powell. Daily and extended fishing trips available.
Call 1-800-256-7596, and online see www.ambassadorguides.com
for more information.

Sightseeing and Recreation

Ambassador Guide's Services, Inc.
Charter boat fishing and tours of Lake Powell.

Tour Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam
See this site for detailed tour information.

Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas
Lots of info about vacationing at the lake.

Navajo Reservation
Information about the historic Navajo Nation.

Hopi Reservation
The official website of the Hopi Tribe offers visitor information.

Moqui Cave
Check out this privately-owned museum in Kanab, Utah, a town famous for the many western movies filmed there.

Grand Circle Field School
Experience spectacular places on foot or afloat with experts. Learn geology, archaeology, birds & botany and moreā€”or just soak up the scenery! Adventure-packed trips include simple-to-super hikes, great food and panoramic vistas.

Northern Arizona Museum
The Museum of Northern Arizona is dedicated to the understanding and interpretation of the arts, cultures, and sciences of the Colorado Plateau through exhibits, educational programs, and special events.

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Fine Art Photography by C. Allen Tippetts
7674 Chapel St
Midvale, UT 84047
(801) 671-8892