The stretch of Highway 89A from Jacob Lake Inn to Marble Canyon, Navajo Bridge, and Lees Ferry lets you experience dramatic changes in climate and altitude and some of the most beautiful scenery in the Southwest.
What’s the Ride to Lees Ferry Like?
Over this 45 mile stretch of US 89A you drop from the cool winds blowing through the Ponderosa pines of the Kaibab Plateau at 7,925 feet (2415.5 meters) in elevation, to the red rock desert at the foot of the Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness (the staging area for the project reintroducing the California Condor to the Grand Canyon), to the chilling waters of the Colorado River (perfect for feet tired of pedaling) in Glen Canyon at Lees Ferry at approximately 3100 feet (944.8 meters). While at Lees Ferry you may see a group of rafters setting off for their adventures down the Grand Canyon. This ride is a wonderful way to pass a morning or afternoon in the beauty of the outdoors.
Bikers are advised to use proper safety equipment and precautions during a ride. Temperatures are often in excess of 100°F (38°C) in summer months and riders are cautioned to bring plenty of water and to use sunscreen.
What You’ll See