Marble Canyon, Arizona: Old Cliff Dwellers Lodge

Vermillion Cliffs remnants of homes built half-under rocks, including one inhabited by Ziegfeld Follies dancer Blanche Russell, whose car broke down in Marble Canyon. She ran a restaurant and gas station here.

Old Cliff Dwellers Lodge

US Hwy 89A, Marble Canyon, AZ
89A between Jacob Lake and Bitter Springs, 8.8 mi. SW of Navajo Bridge (Colorado River), and just east of a couple of businesses/buildings.
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Old Cliff Dwellers Lodge

The area around the Old Cliff Dwellers Lodge can be quite windy at times.

[Anne Pimental, 03/05/2017]

Cliff Dwelling House.

Rock Houses

Very unusual ruins of a home that was built under the overhangs of fallen rocks by Blanche Russell in the 1930s. Located next to Hwy 89A, north of Marble Canyon. There is a porta-potty too.

[tenkism, 01/30/2014]

Great Depression-fleeing Ziegfeld Follies dancer Blanche Russell had her car break down in Marble Canyon, and she decided to try turning the nearby boulders into a home. The remnants in the Vermillion Cliffs are called the "Old Cliff Dwellers Lodge."

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