I did about half of this trail 9.5 years ago when I first moved to AZ when my work sent me up there. At about the halfway point, I started having trouble finding the trail, and being at the time a very novice hiker, I didn't take any water. I always told myself that one day I was going to make it back up that area to finish the trail, and to spend some time there. Almost a decade later, I finally got around to it.
This time the trail was much easier to find, seeing as I've probably hiked about 1000 miles since then. This is definitely one of my favorite trails in AZ. The weather was hot, but since I packed enough water this time, it wasn't a problem.
As you ascend, the views of the Colorado River are amazing. The further up you go, the farther downstream you can see the crevice that is the tip of the Grand Canyon. To the west, Paria River Canyon also becomes more visible. Once I got to the top, I walked probably another ¾ of a mile checking out the scenery. I walked to the edge of the north cliff and could see the Colorado on the other side. I also got some good views to the east of Lees Ferry, upstream. I noticed some thunderclouds to the NW rolling in down Paria River Canyon, so I decided to get back down. Fortunately, the rain waited until I was back at my hotel. After getting back down, I walked the River Trail to its terminus, making my total mileage for the day 6.9 miles. Since I didn't have to hightail it back home, I spent some extra time checking out the ruins of Lees Ferry.