Arizona is a pretty awesome state for nature lovers and scenery addicts, and perhaps one of the most beautiful places to bask in Arizona’s awesomeness is Lake Powell in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Our friend Mike Shubic over at Mike’s Road Trip gives us this great guide to Page/Lake Powell as part of his Top 25 Arizona Road Trip List. Here’s what Mike has to say...

Lake Powell is encompassed within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and is at the mouth of the Grand Canyon. The lake is extremely scenic with tall canyons, red rock formations and sand dunes—it’s a wonderful place for recreation such as house-boating, water skiing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, camping, exploration and so much more. Here is an interesting fact…the stunning body of water known as Lake Powell has more coastline than the entire west coast…with finger inlets of turquoise blue water stretching for miles. Here are five things you can’t miss when visiting Lake Powell.

Antelope Canyon - You’ve probably seen the amazing pictures of Antelope Canyon before, but probably didn’t know where it was located. This is a fantastic experience and a must when visiting Page / Lake Powell.

Tip: for photographers…try to get on a tour that puts you in the Canyon around noon for the best light. Also, there are tours for both upper and lower Antelope Canyon…I’ve done both and would give the edge to the lower. Click to see more pictures of Antelope Canyon.

Dam tour – You can visit the Glen Canyon Dam both atop and below…both are very interesting.

Lone Rock – Located at the north-end of the lake with great access for boats with sand dunes and cliff-jumping, this is a cool place to explore.

Tour the lake – You can rent a boat, or, hop aboard a tour boat for the Antelope Canyon Cruise, which will provide you with a quick introduction to the lake.

Wesley Powell Museum – Learn about the canyon before, and, after the dam was built. John Wesley Powell was the first person to traverse the mighty Colorado River.

Check out Mike’s Road Trip for 24 other amazing Arizona destinations.

About Mike:

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the U.S. and Canada looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure. 


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