Marble Canyon in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
principal route of travel
across the Colorado River
to Utah Settlements
First crossing made at the mouth of Paria Creek in 1864 by Jacob Hamblin. Regular ferry established by John Doyle Lee in 1872. Purchased by Latter-Day Saints Church after his death in 1877. Maintained continuously by private and public operators until 1929 when Navajo Bridge was completed.
Location. 36° 48.99′ N, 111° 38.256′ W. Marker is in Marble Canyon, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is on U.S. 89A at milepost 538, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marble Canyon AZ 86036, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Impossible Canyons (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marble Canyon Lodge (approx. ¼ mile away); Lee's Ferry (approx. ¼ mile away); Navajo Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Navajo Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Navajo Bridge Erection Toggle Screw/Navajo Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker Lee's Ferry (approx. 4½ miles away); a different marker also named Lees Ferry (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marble Canyon.
More about this marker. This marker is located on the grounds of the Marble Canyon Lodge.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2011, by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. This page has been viewed 563 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2011, by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. 3, 4. submitted on May 26, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.