September 14

Marble Canyon


I once bought a used car in Phoenix, AZ. I flew down to Phoenix, picked up the car and drive back up to Provo, UT. It was the first time I had ever made that drive. I had driven down the 89 to Zion and then past Mt. Carmel to Kanab, but never further. I was talking on the phone with my sister when I entered the valley with the road that makes the bends like a horseshoe north over the Navajo Bridge and then back south. I hung up the phone, turned the car around, and drove this section of road again. There was something fascinating about it to me. Maybe it was the miles of Navajo land I had just driven through that put me in such a pensive mood. Whatever it was, there was something that just struck me about this stretch of road and the vastness that was both seen and unseen.

I didn’t know it at the time, but that was the start of the Grand Canyon. The Navajo Bridge drives right over the Colorado River. The view from the bridge is a panoramic view of Marble Canyon.Marble Canyon¬†is the section of the Colorado River canyon in northern Arizona from Lee’s Ferry to the confluence with the Little¬†Colorado River, which marks the beginning of the Grand Canyon. There is no marble in the canyon walls, but it was given this name for the limestone’s resemblance of marble. It’s a beautiful thing to see and amazing to think of what this canyon becomes as you follow the river further downstream.

Anyone ever rafted the Grand Canyon?


Grand Canyon

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