A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
020: Colorado River
When we were on the way to Page, the small city that gives entrance to Lake Powell, we made a short trip to Marble Canyon. Route 89A was followed, until the famous Navajo Bridge, that spans the Colorado River. Marble Canyon, named after the colorful cliffs and walls that have nothing to do with marble. Marble Canyon is situated between Glen Canyon Dam at Lake Powell and the confluence of the Little Colorado River, that marks the beginning of the Grand Canyon. The Navajo Bridge was constructed in 1929, and only in 1995, a new bridge, parallel to the old bridge, was opened. A dam was planned to be constructed in Marble Canyon, but that project was abandoned in 1968. The cool Colorado water form a sharp contrast with the colorful ancient rock walls of the Canyon.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 1999, 2017