Lee’s Ferry in Page Arizona
After two nights in Zion National Park, we headed towards Page, Arizona to find a new campsite. Mu husband is great at flying by the seat of his pants, I however, am a planner. We jotted down a few options for areas to camp, and were so happy to end up in Lee’s Ferry Campground.
On our way to Lee’s Ferry, we stopped at a campsite in Glen Canyon on the beach. Although it seemed beautiful to camp in the sand on the edge of a beach in a canyon, the bathroom situation was scary. They were overflowing, it was like the end of a music festival.
Another campsite I had checked out was Lee’s Ferry, and we decided to take the risk and drive 45 minutes to see if we could find something better! The drive there was unreal. Giant red rocks, green rivers, and purple hills made it seem like we were in the pages of a travel magazine.
Lee’s Ferry campground has 51 drive in sites. They are not reservable, and luckily, we scored the biggest and best one! It was on the edge of a small cliff and overlooked the Paria River. It was breath taking.
We took a small hike the first night down to the River then into a canyon where things got crazy. The river was low, so it took us down further and further until we were afraid we could get down, but didn’t have the proper equipment to get back up.
The next day, we stepped it up a notch (unintentionally) and attempted to hike through the Paria Canyon from our campsite. The map read 5.5 miles in and back, but it was more like 15.5 miles in and back. If only we would have known… that’s my planner brain kicking in.
We set off and ended up at the Paria River with no idea where to go. It took us a while, but we figured out we had to wade through parts of the river to get back on the trail.
Four hours in, we had to turn back around, otherwise we would have been left to the dark. Our feet were wet, we never got to our destination, but it is for sure a hike we will never forget.
The next day we packed up and left Lee’s Ferry. I will for sure be back, I could have spent months at our campsite.
Love to travel? So do we! We started at Zion- here’s last weeks blog