Transcript for Lake Powell, segment 06 of 11


On the river below Glen Canyon Dam and near the highway is Lee's Ferry, an historic spot that was long the only place within hundreds of miles where early settlers could cross the muddy Colorado. A hundred-year-old fort serves as a reminder of the days of the Old West when pioneers lived under the threat of Indian raids. Stones were quarried by hand from the nearby cliffs to build the small fort. The roof was made of willows and mud. Today at Lee's Ferry, the river is clear and cold.