Is it a lake or is it a canyon? Well, Lake Powell is actually both! And that means you’ll find activities out on the water as well as up in the hills. Why choose one when you can have the best of both worlds?!
You can head out on the lake for kayaking, fishing or just to float around on a boat and enjoy the canyon scenery around you. We can help you arrange boat rental, or seats on a tour boat. If you want the best views of the sandstone Rainbow Bridge, you should head out on the water because that’s the only way to reach it. Or you can enjoy the water more directly with a swim, but be aware that there are no lifeguards at the lake.
Once you’re out of the water and want to hike around the park, you’ll have several routes to choose from. A walk to the luscious Hanging Garden is fairly easy on the legs, and will reward you with a lovely sight of a desert oasis. Other trails like Cottonwood Road or Wire Grass Canyon are a bit more challenging. Many trails will only take a few hours to finish, but there are longer routes for full-day hikes if you’re up for it.
Tired of walking? Get back in the car or RV, and see some of the park from one of the scenic drive routes. The Burr Trail is perfect for your average driver, but the Hole-in-the-Rock road is a bit rougher, and some side roads will require a 4-wheel drive vehicle.
- Lake Powell was created by man when the Glen Canyon was flooded, after the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam.
- Rainbow Bridge is the largest natural sandstone arch in the world.