Marble Canyon
Marble Canyon
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This majestic gorge is a sight to behold, with its impressive limestone rocks and cliff walls towering above the Colorado River. It's a popular spot for whitewater rafting, so adrenaline junkies are in for a treat. If you prefer a more relaxed pace, you can't miss the breathtaking views from the Navajo Bridge or a picnic on the canyon top—it's especially stunning at sunset. Make sure to explore the multicolored sandstone layers of Vermilion Cliffs or take a boat tour at Lake Powell, too. For cooler weather, the spring and fall months are a good time to visit. – Tripadvisor
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Diane F
170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We went out to Marble Canyon with Orion from Dreamland Safari Tours. He has a degree in Forestry and loves to hike and find ancient pottery and ruins. He found many pieces of pottery and some ruins for us to see. A new view point of the beginning of the Grand Canyon. Orion took photos of us on the edge of the canyon and we had lunch there. Awesome views and tour!
Written October 11, 2021
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Diane1473
Greenville, SC5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
Just returned from a hiking trip to Marble Canyon and I am so thrilled by the entire area that I can't wait to return. I would definitely recommend this area to anyone who hikes or just enjoys fabulous views.
Written April 15, 2018
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Violette54
Payson, AZ5,086 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Marble Canyon is the area of the Colorado River Canyon in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument that marks the beginning of the Grand Canyon, and the western edge of the Navajo Nation in AZ's NE corner.
The area is known for Lee's Ferry, the Navajo Bridge, and Horseshoe Bend.
It was named by John Wesley Powell when he passed through. There is no marble in the cliffs, buy he thought they looked polished, like fine marble with sparking colors.
Today those cliffs still look like fine marble and the colors Powell saw still sparkle. The colors are best seen at early morning or dusk when the sun fires off of them. The drive is US89A and it's a fine road to enjoy the beauty at each curve with pull outs to stop for photos. All the major attractions are free with ample parking and an opportunity to purchase some Indian jewelry and crafts at the shelter at Navajo Bridge, where there are also some nice restrooms.
Written March 14, 2019
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Mai N
Dallas, TX37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
Marble Canyon is located below the Glen Canyon Dam and is the start of the western part of the Grand Canyon. I drove between the entrance to US-89A (from US-89) to Paria Riffle and the scenery was incredibly beautiful and awe inspiring. There are many places to see along the way, such as Cathedral Wash (where you can hike the upper or lower portion, balancing rocks, and Paria Beach (where you can lounge or play in the sand). It's majestic in rain or shine. There is a fee to enter Marble Canyon but it shares a pass with Glen Canyon or Grand Canyon.
Written May 26, 2015
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Jason C
Phoenix, AZ33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Solo
"Marble canyon" can refer to an area much larger than the one the other review mentions. Dirt/gravel roads on BLM land on the Arizona strip lead to remote views where you are likely to be the only person there. Some have nice views of the river in addition to canyon views and in this area you can expect the water to be a blue green color as most of the silt is removed given river management. Quite a bit of research is necessary but for those travelers that have been to all the traditional North and South Rim viewpoints within the NPS and/or crave a solitary experience the work is worth the effort. Some viewpoints could be accessed with a "normal" car but many would require high clearance and 4X4. I utilized Dreamland Safari (highly recommended) so was sparred the work of all the research but I assume other guide companies may offer tours as well and with some work looking at BLM sites and searching the web no doubt the preparred traveler could do these solo if they wish. Realize there will be no facilities, no water, no picnic area, no anything... just you and views of the Grand Canyon. Such an "adventure" does take time however. Travel is slow off the pavement. I can't imagine budgeting less than 4 hours if you wanted to do several remote viewpoints. 60-90 minutes at a minimum even to do one reasonably accessible site round trip from leaving pavement.
Written September 4, 2014
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danaH4354IF
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Awesome view from river bridge of beginning of Grand Canyon.
Great to walk it original bridge with a small visitors center
Written September 9, 2020
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Judy T
Gold Coast, Australia220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
My daughter and I were on a 12 day road trip and decided to take the road less travelled and took the 89A. We parked at the Navajo Bridge and took a walk over the bridge to look down into the Canyon. It was a spectacular sight. The colour of the water was emerald and it was hard to imagine how such a beauty was created. Nice visitor centre and a picnic area if you wanted to linger on. So glad we decided to take this route as we came across some gems. Worth a stop if only to walk the bridge for the scenery and a few snaps.
Written May 29, 2019
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Jolin2013
Wolverhampton, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
The views are amazing, and we saw a condor!!! Lovely place to visit if you enjoy the nature. Not far ( about 1 hr driving) to another interesting places like Antelope Canyon or The Horseshoe Bend
Written May 21, 2018
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Phil M
Bournemouth, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
The canyon can be viewed by boat or from the Navajo Bridge, where you can also see rare Californian Condors.
Written May 21, 2018
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Vickie D
Indiana534 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
On a recent visit to the Page area, we viewed Marble Canyon from the Navajo Bridge. It's a beautiful view from the advantage point of the bridge. It is also interesting reading about the history of the bridge. I spotted 2 condors while on the bridge.
Written March 4, 2018
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