Located in Marble Canyon, AZ, we are only miles from Lee’s Ferry just downstream of Horse Shoe Bend–an epic kayak spot. KTC rents kayaks and “backhauls” back upstream to the dam for a fun kayak day or overnight on the river.
We’ve got the best gear kept in the best shape–everything you need to play safely on the Colorado. Tell us what you want, we’ll set it up, and get you launched. The only responsibility you have is to have a great day! We take care of everything so you can have fun!
Marble Canyon is the premier tailwater fishery in Arizona. Within the confines of Marble Canyon’s towering Navajo sandstone, you will find a peacefulness that is hard to find anywhere else. Kayak the Colorado is a Coast Guard certified and licensed fishing guide in Marble Canyon.
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 that permits may be require to visit some of these areas.
Local Hiking Near Vermilion Cliffs
Cathedral Wash Trail
10 minutes from the Lees Ferry Lodge at the Vermilion Cliffs just inside the Glen Canyon National Park at Lees Ferry is the Cathedral Wash Trailhead. Park on the Lees Ferry road the as the wash runs underneath1.5 miles to the Colorado River.
15 minutes from Lee's Ferry Lodge at the Vermilion Cliffs is Soap Creek Trailhead leading into the Grand Canyon National Park. Soap Creek Trail is a more advanced route down a slot canyon. An experienced hiker can reach the Colorado river in 1.5 hours depending on their health and experience. Allow double that to return.
A restored ranch near Lees Ferry was home to the family that ran the ferry service for the Colorado River. The ferry was the only river crossing for hundreds of miles, prior to construction of the Navajo bridge. Take 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.
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.
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“Such a cool place! Has a lot of history and the new owners are currently updating the place while still trying to keep it's old charm. It's comfortable, clean, in a great location if you're going to Marble Canyon, Grand Canyon, etc. Everyone is super friendly and helpful - they have a bar and pool table so people tend to hang out in the lobby and it feels social. They offer a fun kayaking experience down the Colorado River that I highly recommend. It was one of the highlights of our road trip!” - Tara
Lees Ferry Lodge
Vermilion Cliffs Bar & Grill US Highway 89A Mile Marker 541.5 Marble Canyon, AZ. 86036 (928) 355-2231