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

Address:
US Hwy 89A, Marble Canyon, AZ
Directions:
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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