Top 3 Must Visit Places At Lake Powell!
Updated: Mar 10, 2020
As the weather starts to warm up and finally looks like we are leaving Old Man Winter in the rearview, I want to take a minute and drop my top 3 places you must visit while down at Lake Powell. So for all of you first time Powellheadz out there, let's get started!
1. Horseshoe Bend, AZ
2. Rainbow Bridge, UT
3. Antelope Canyon, AZ
Horseshoe Bend, AZ
For those of you who are not familiar with this historic landmark at Lake Powell, Horseshoe Bend is a location where the Colorado River takes a dramatic U-shaped turn through the beautiful red rocks and is only found in this region of the United States. Located near Page, Arizona and just 5 miles down river from the Glen Canyon National Park at lake Powell. Millions of people come to visit Horseshoe Bend every year! It has become an iconic place for adventurers, photographers and Instagrammers to hit. In fact, #horseshoebend was one of the top trending hashtags on Instagram in 2018!
To access the Bend, you must take a 1.5 mile walk from the parking lot which is located just off of US Highway 89 in Southwest Page. Because of recent growth in visitation and popularity, an entrance fee has been installed by the park service. The cost to visit Horseshoe Bend is $10 for vehicle and $5 for motorcycles.
Rainbow Bridge, UT
Rainbow Bridge is one of the most iconic landmarks in all of Lake Powell! Know for being the worlds largest natural bridge spanning 275ft, it's quite a spectacle to see! Rainbow Bridge is located in Forbidding Canyon, buoy number 49, and is mostly only accessible by a 2 hour boat ride from Antelope Point and Wahweap Marinas. After getting off the boat when you arrive, you will then hike about 1 mile to the bridge depending on water levels. Tour boats frequent Rainbow Bridge and can scheduled through either marinas mentioned above. While visiting, you are asked to be very respectful and not get too close to it or go underneath the arch as it is considered very sacred to the Navajo Indian Tribe.
Antelope Canyon, AZ
Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon located on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Page, AZ. Carved by years of erosion and flash flooding, the slot canyon is most famous for its flowing sandstone walls! The canyon is split into two separate parts, Upper Navajo Canyon and Lower Navajo Canyon.
Upper Navajo Canyon is more popular by tourists because of its entrance and entire length are at ground level, so no climbing is required. It is also more common to see the famous "Light Beams" that shine through the canyon at certain hours when the sun is positioned just right in the sky. Lower Antelope Canyon is located several miles from the Upper Canyon and does have some climbing required on pre-installed ladders to access the canyon and is very popular among photographers. Accessing the Canyon is only available through tours with the Navajo Nation because it is located on the Navajo land. There is a few different tour services located in Page, AZ to choose from. So take your pick!
This is our Top 3 Must Visit Places at Lake Powell! We hope this has been helpful and that you choose to visit one of these places during your next visit to Lake Powell. We will continue to post regular articles with other places to visit and also helpful information that you just need to know when planning a trip down there!
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