Permit: None required. NPS park entry fees do apply.
Marble Canyon starts at the Glen Canyon Dam and meanders through Horseshoe Bend down to the beach and river access point at Lee’s Ferry.
Float Trip http://raftthecanyon.com/
Permit: None required, NPS fees are included in all tours.
Cost Estimate: $100-$200 pp regular tour, private tours will have additional fees.
Colorado River Discovery offers half-day and full-day float trips through magnificent Marble Canyon along the beautiful Colorado River as well as full-day paddling tours and custom private tours for wedding groups are available. Additionally, they can provide box lunches for an informal reception on a beach.
Lee’s Ferry Beach
One of only three places with access to the Colorado River through Marble and Grand Canyon, this little gem has a few beach options again depending on the water levels. With picnic table locations near the river and easy car parking, this location is perfect for both large and small groups. There are several hotels in Marble Canyon but our favorite hands down is Cliff Dweller’s Lodge. Get married on the river, enjoy a meal on the beach and then retire to the lodges patio for some of the best Margarita’s on the planet and a nice room with a great view.
Lees Ferry Campground
54 designated sites. No hookups. RV dump station. Grills provided, no open fires. Quiet time 10pm-6am. Modern bathroom/comfort station, potable water available, launch ramp 2 miles. Gas and supply store at Marble Canyon, about 5 miles away. No reservations. $12 per site/per night.
Historic Lonely Dell Ranch
Located at Lee’s Ferry, this old homestead was built to provide those running the ferry crossing operation with shelter and its lush gardens and orchards were the only thing that sustained these rugged pioneers in this desolate landscape. This is a wonderful place for couples or small groups who don’t mind enjoying a wedding ceremony and picnic reflecting on the beauty that is Marble Canyon. There are no services available but photo opportunities abound and the trail up the Paria River starts at the ranch.
Cathedral Canyon Extreme Hike
The hike into the Colorado River through Cathedral Canyon is for experts only including a few exposed down climbs with no rigging but for those truly wanting an extreme wedding adventure the views at the river and the solitude makes the difficult journey well worth it. If price is not an object, we can charter a helicopter from Grand Canyon, south rim or Page Lake Powell to Marble Canyon and even set up a lunch on the beach.
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