You might have heard the sad news about the fire at Marble Canyon Lodge. Marble Canyon is a tiny town near the put-in point for most of our river rafting tours. If you’ve ever done an Upper Canyon or a Full Canyon trip with us, chances are you’ve at least passed through Marble Canyon; maybe you even stayed at the historic lodge, which was built in 1926.
A blaze started in the lodge’s kitchen early the morning of June 19. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the fire, and none of the rooms was damaged. However, the lodge’s front office and restaurant, along with its trading post, burned to the ground.
Lindsay went up to Marble Canyon on Friday and was very happy to see how well the folks at the lodge are doing. They still are booking rooms and they’ve even set up a temporary kitchen in the nearby convenience store, so river trip guests can get a hot breakfast before they set off on their whitewater vacations.
If you’re booked on one of our 7-day rafting tours this season, and you were planning to stay at Marble Canyon Lodge, you should have already heard from us. The fire won’t really affect you, because the rooms weren’t touched by the fire, but we sure were sad to lose so much history.