Set between the Navajo Mountains and the Grand Staircase Escalante national park, Lake Powell enjoys beautiful natural scenery providing a fantastic backdrop that is ideal for all kinds of outdoor activities from boat tours to wakeboarding and water-skiing.
Holidays in Lake Powell enjoy a diverse range of activities but the best way to quickly get to grips with this beautiful lake is through a guided boat trip, which can last up to three hours and also include trips to Rainbow Bridge, the famous red stone archway.
Stretching more than 185 miles, Lake Powell is framed by acres of arid desert, and although most of the waterway is technically in Utah, the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area visitor centre and the lake’s biggest lakeside town, Page, reside in Arizona.
Five reasons to visit Lake Powell
Lake Powell is a great add-on to a west-coast self-drive – we suggest combining the area with Grand Canyon and Las Vegas
The lake resides in Glen Canton National Recreation Area, which is one of the leading boating locations in the world. Hire a boat or grab a kayak to explore
Fishing enthusiasts will enjoy an afternoon of fishing at one of the charming marinas
Hiking is an easy and scenic way to see the lake at all angles – there’s plenty of off-trail hiking options, or you could go canyoneering
Adrenalin junkies have plenty of adventurous options, including wakeboarding amongst the canyons