Imagine a canyon so amazing it takes your breath away, but it's filled with water! Lake Powell fits this description. There is no other place like this on Earth.
Imagine a canyon so amazing it takes your breath away, but it's filled with water! Lake Powell fits this description. There is no other place like this on Earth. With so many ways to enjoy the lake, thousands of crowds pay Lake Powell a visit per year.
We drove twelve hours from Thornton, Colorado to Page, Arizona. Lake Powell is also in Page, but there's another side in Utah also. Along with the drive you have to take all of your foods and drinks long enough to last you for days, even weeks at a time. But it's all worth it when it comes down to the scenery.
On top of the stunning canyon walls, Lake Powell grabs people's attention with historical sights such as Rainbow Bridge (the world's largest natural land bridge) and Cathedral Canyon (a beautiful canyon that you can take a boat ride through). You can also do other fun activities such as wake boarding (like snowboarding on water), water-skiing, tubing, wake surfing (surfing behind a boat), and finally you can take a trip on a house boat. I've tried wake boarding and it is one of the most interesting and fun things I've done! On a houseboat you can practically live on water! Lake Powell National Monument also has some of the best hikes in the country.
Cathedral Canyon is a beautiful canyon that let's you go through narrow walls that make you feel as though you can't fit through, but in the end you pass in between. Fifty foot tall walls surround you bursting with wild red colors. Imagine ten skyscrapers wedged around you, only wide enough to fit one boat.
Seven rivers flood into one of America's largest man-made lakes. One of those rivers just so happens to be the Colorado River and it plays a big part for Lake Powell considering it is one of the main rivers that flows into the lake. Because of the rivers, Lake Powell has a stretch of 186 miles of water and a shoreline longer than the West Coast. In those tall, rocky canyons there are hundreds of hiking spots.
I give Lake Powell a 4 star review and definitely want to come back.