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Lake Powell Tours

Lake Powell is a reservoir—the second-largest man-made reservoir in the United States, actually—in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area on the border of Arizona and Utah. Known for its many sandy beaches, sparkling blue water, and red-rock landscapes, this fun vacation spot is one of Arizona’s top attractions. Some of the lake’s famous features include the Glen Canyon Dam (located in Arizona) and the Rainbow Bridge National Monument, one of the world’s longest natural bridges (located in Utah).

The Basics
Recreation is king at Lake Powell with excellent boating, water skiing, jet-skiing, kayaking, and fishing. Boat tours grant visitors a leisurely overview of the lake and its landscapes, or you can charter your own boat for the day. You can also admire Lake Powell from the air by airplane or helicopter tour. A trip to Lake Powell is often combined with other top Arizona sights, including the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, and Horseshoe Bend.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Day trips that include Lake Powell depart from the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Flagstaff, and are typically 8–10 hours long.
  • Lake Powell temperatures are frequently between 90 and 100°F (32 to 38°C) in summer. Be sure to bring sun protection as needed.
  • There are prepared campsites at all of the lake’s marinas, but you are also free to camp wherever you like.

How to Get There
To access the southwestern end of Lake Powell in Arizona, take U.S. Route 89 and State Route 98. Antelope Canyon is four miles (6.5 kilometers) up from the Glen Canyon Dam on Antelope Island. Boat tours often include round-trip transportation from nearby areas.

When to Get There
The Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is open year-round, but may have reduced facilities during winter months. July and August may have thunderstorms, and shoulder seasons (May and October) provide the best weather with minimal crowds.

The Best of Lake Powell Boating 
Lake Powell is one of the most popular houseboat destinations in the country. But if you’re just visiting for the day, there are plenty of great options ranging from dinner cruises to kayaking that will enable you to access some of the Colorado River’s most scenic slot canyons. Boat trips and canyon tours depart frequently from Wahweap Marina and Antelope Point Marina.

Tours & Tickets

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Airplane Tour of Rainbow Bridge, Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam, Page, null
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Airplane Tour of Rainbow Bridge, Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam

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Enjoy the thrill of an airplane flight over Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Lake Powell in a comfortable airplane with panoramic windows. Sit back and ...  Read more

Location: Page, Arizona
Duration: 35 minutes (approx.)

From USD $144.99
Arizona Highlights Day Trip: Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, and Glen Canyon with River Rafting, ... 
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Arizona Highlights Day Trip: Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, and Glen Canyon with River Rafting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

Your daylong expedition starts at the Grand Canyon Airport (South Rim) with a 1-hour plane ride over the Grand Canyon's East Rim, the Colorado River, and Lake ...  Read more

Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $458.99
6-Day Tour to Yosemite, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Zion, and LA from San Francisco, San Francisco, ... 
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6-Day Tour to Yosemite, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Zion, and LA from San Francisco

Experience the U.S West Coast's most well known sites on this 6 day tour from San Francisco. Visit Santa Barbara, Cruise San Francisco's bay, Yosemite National ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights

From USD $1,138.00
Antelope Slot Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Day Tour from Flagstaff, Flagstaff, Multi-day Tours
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Antelope Slot Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Day Tour from Flagstaff

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Come and see the water-carved slot canyon with sunlight and sky reflections rays spectacularly splashing the narrow sandstone walls with hues of orange, ...  Read more

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $218.60
Arizona Desert Helicopter Tour Including Tower Butte Landing, Page, Day Trips
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Arizona Desert Helicopter Tour Including Tower Butte Landing

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Delight in remarkable views of Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell and Horseshoe Bend on a 20-minute morning or afternoon round-trip helicopter flight from Page, ...  Read more

Location: Page, Arizona
Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)

From USD $298.99
Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Day Tour from Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Helicopter Tours
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Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Day Tour from Las Vegas

Visit spectacular Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and Lake Powell on this 14-hour, small-group day trip from Las Vegas. Travel through the Virgin River Gorge ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $219.00
Monument Valley Air and Ground Tour, Phoenix, Day Trips
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Monument Valley Air and Ground Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

This tour encompasses most of Arizona during your scenic flight over the Tonto National Forest; up the Verde Valley; over the beautiful Sedona area; past the ...  Read more

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $689.00

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