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About Lonely Dell Ranch
The Lonely Dell Ranch is located at Lees Ferry in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, in Northern Arizona. It’s location is remote in terms of there not being any nearby cities, but many smaller communities are within a short driving distance. Lee’s Ferry itself is a popular destination to launch boats into the Colorado River and for Grand Canyon boating adventures. Lee’s Ferry is also the end point for anyone hiking straight through the Paria River Canyon.
Lee’s Ferry was founded in the 1870s by Jacob Hamblin; he was working for the Mormon Church who wanted to colonize Arizona. Hamblin was a Western pioneer, Mormon missionary, and diplomat to various Native American tribes of the Southwest and Great Basin. He aided European-American settlement of large areas of southern Utah and northern Arizona, where he was seen as an honest broker between Mormon settlers and the Natives. He is sometimes referred to as the “Buckskin Apostle,” or the “Apostle to the Lamanites.”
From Lee’s Ferry webpage
Tips for birding Glen Canyon Dam National Recreation Area
From Glen Canyon Visitor Centers webpage
About Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Glen Canyon has been home to people for thousands of years. Archaic and prehistoric Indian cultures roamed and lived in the canyons. Later, a vast panorama of explorers, miners, ranchers, historic Indian tribes, and others left their mark here. In more recent times, a few hardy homesteaders, river runners, and uranium miners lived, worked, or played among the canyons until they were filled by the waters of Lake Powell.
Today, Glen Canyon still provides the opportunity for modern day explorers to seek their own adventures, whether it be on the water or in the backcountry. Many of the stories of Glen Canyon are the stories of people.
From Glen Canyon National Recreation Area webpage