Experience Endless Natural Wonder
You'll want to carve out the time to experience the area's most incredible outdoor sights during your stay at Marble Canyon Lodge. Taking a camera to capture the limitless wonders is a must. From the most beautiful highway in the state to the region's sprawling national parks, you will feel like you've hit nature's jackpot.
Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Bryce and Zion National Parks and Monument Valley are all an easy day travel. Close local area attractions include Lake Powell, Antelope Slot Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and the world famous Wave. Browse our list of favorites below and plan your next great getaway to the middle of Arizona's beautiful desert.
Grand Canyon National Park
Breathtaking combinations of geologic color and erosional forms decorate a canyon that is 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and one mile (1.6km) deep. The Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses through its immense size and beauty. Marble Canyon is 88 miles to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Located in nearby Page, Arizona, are the Antelope Canyon tours. Antelope Canyon is the most photographed slot canyon in the world. Part of the Navajo Nation, this slot canyon leaves you with an appreciation for the natural beauty the area offers. Call 1-928-310-9458 or 1-928-698-3384 for information and pricing.
Vermilion Cliffs Scenic Highway
The highway is a project that has involved numerous private and public organizations who have worked together to bring 21 scenic overlooks along the highway running through Arizona and Utah. The highway showcases historic and prehistoric sights along the way.
The Navajo Bridge crosses over the Colorado River at Marble Canyon in Arizona. The bridge is 467 feet above the canyon floor. There are actually two bridges today, one for vehicles and the other for walking. The Visitor Center is open from May through September. If you summon the courage to walk across, be prepared for some of the most majestic views the country has to offer.
Navajo Bridge Interpretation Center
The Navajo Bridges Interpretive Center gives a unique opportunity to access the 1928 Navajo Bridge which is now a pedestrian overlook above the Colorado River. This is just a short walk away from Marble Canyon. Marble Canyon and the bridge histories' both began in 1928. The Historic walk passes the Old Marble Canyon Lodge and buildings.
Located near the town of Page, AZ, Horseshoe Bend is one of the Colorado River's most unique features. This horseshoe-shaped meander is sometimes referred to as the "east rim of the Grand Canyon" and represents one of the best photo ops in the region. Book a Horseshoe Bend Slot Canyon Tour to capture this sight in all its natural splendor.
Cathedral Wash Trail
Embark on a journey along this 3.3-mile out-and-back trail leading to Cathedral Wash on the Colorado River, just moments from Marble Canyon Lodge. This is a great trail for birding and fishing and is open year-round. Snap some photos along with way or simply enjoy the scenery while you hike. Your bed will be waiting for you when you return.
Lonely Dell Ranch
This historic site provides a rare glimpse into the past at the ranch pioneered by John D. Lee. Explore the grounds and take photos of this site that gives you a glimpse into homesteading life. Take a guided hike and learn more about the history or explore the Lonely Dell Orchard and walk among the fruit trees.
The rare and endangered California Condor nests in the region, and can sometimes be spotted flying over the Colorado River. While diminished in numbers, conservation efforts are working to preserve this magnificent bird and its natural habitat.