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“Interesting slice of American history” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lonely Dell Ranch Historic District

Lonely Dell Ranch Historic District
Page, AZ
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Ranked #13 of 14 Attractions in Page
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Historic district that features a log cabin and other structures associated with John D. Lee (for whom Lees Ferry is named.)
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
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“Interesting slice of American history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Interesting old cottage of a Mormon Pioneer and well preserved. A lot of old equipment is still there and the orchard an oasis in the desert. Like a miniature Fruita district at Capitol Reef. Worth it for the drive there alone. Stop and see the Balanced Rocks on the way there and the start of Grand Canyon National Park at the beach along the river.

Visited May 2013
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Page, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Hiker's relief”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Beautiful old stone ranch house cottage built back in the 1920s. Peach and plum orchid on right next to it. Well maintained and I was encouraged to eat and take all I could. Refreshing in the 100 degree heat in the midst of summer. Plush green Oasis in the midst of the vast brown desert canyon. Old 1800's graveyard right next to cottage plus beautiful desert stream behind which leads into the Paria River. Trailhead alongside stream. Very Nice

Visited May 2012
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San Rafael, California
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“Mildly Interesting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We went to Lee's Ferry to see the Colorado below Glen Canyon Dam where it flattens out into a meander and is very beautiful. Just a short distance away from the river is Lonely Dell, which consists of an old farmstead and a still active orchard. Mildly interesting to see and understand that it had been there for many decades, but otherwise not worth a special trip.

Visited January 2013
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Pennsylvania
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“For Zane Grey Fans”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This ranch, built by Mormons, became the basis for the setting of one or two early Zane Grey books. The remains of the ranch and grounds shows how Mormons were able to make a desert oasis 'bloom' in this narrow valley bounded by the Vermilion Cliffs, the mighty Colorado and the much more sedate Paria Rivers. A cemetery with a prominent tombstone marking the graves of four young children who died the same year provides a sobering note surrounded by stark beauty.

Visited October 2012
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London, Canada
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“Lots of history!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

We stumbled upon this abandoned ranch while hiking. Lots of history here - read the information for the site and then check out the rundown cemetary. You can also see where they diverted water to take care of their crops - they were self sustaining. You can continue on and hike from the ranch.

Visited April 2012
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