Lonely Dell Ranch Historic Site is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Page, AZ. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.
This historic ranch, near the mouth of the Paria River, was home to the families who operated Lees Ferry. This historic ranch, near the mouth of the Paria River, was home to the families who operated Lees Ferry. The place was so isolated that the families working at the crossing needed to be self-sufficient, growing food for themselves and their animals. Hard labor changed the barren desert into a green oasis. The main ranch buildings are about 700 feet (213 m) up the dirt road from the parking area. A "Walking Tour Guide" may be purchased at the entrance to the ranch. The complete tour of the orchard, log cabins, stone ranch house, and pioneer cemetery is about a 1-mile (1.6-km) round trip. There are picnic tables and shade trees at the ranch. Take drinking water with you
This is pretty and quaint. It is fun to see the old buildings within the orchard. I expected that the trail would be a little longer but it connected to the Paria Trail sooner than I thought. This is great if you are just wanting to sterach your legs!