Here are a few suggestions that you simply must do!
IMPORTANT! Over 3.2 million tourists visit Glen Canyon Recreation Area annually and many tours and rentals sell out months in advance. Save time and avoid disappointment by planning ahead. Book your reservations early!
Don't miss Horseshoe Bend near Page, AZ. The trailhead to this 3/4 mile hike is located just outside of Page, Arizona. It overlooks one of the most spectacular views on the Colorado River, 4 miles south of the Glen Canyon Dam. This is truly one of the most beautiful spots in America. BRING YOUR CAMERA as you will want to take dozens of pictures - it is just that spectacular! more info
The Paria Rimrocks are an amazing collection of hoodoos, badlands, and other interesting rock formations found in the area located between the Cockscomb Fault and the southern section of Cottonwood Canyon Road just north of US 89. The trail is open year-round and fees/permits are not required. The entire hike is exposed, so avoid going in the middle of the day during the summer. more info
Visitor Center attractions include tours of the dam provided by Glen Canyon Natural History Association, exhibits, video shows, a relief map of the entire Glen Canyon area and a bookstore. Tours of the dam are $5, and as a federal power plant facility, security measures are in place. While no bags, purses, knives, weapons, or food are allowed on the tour, wallets, cameras, and clear water bottles are welcome. more info
There's no better way to see the best of what Lake Powell has to offer, while learning about its history and geology than stepping aboard a guided boat tours available from Wahweap Marina at the Lake Powell Resort. Enjoy the romance of a sunset dinner cruise, or the fascinating story of building the Glen Canyon Dam on a scenic cruise. From exploring Rainbow Bridge to the wonders of the Navajo Tapestry, you'll want to see it all! more info
All watercraft at Wahweap Marina are in the water, fueled and ready to go - Kayaks, Pontoon Boats, PWCs and Ski Boat Rentals. Lake Powell is located in northern Arizona and stretches up into southern Utah. With nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline, endless sunshine, warm water, perfect weather, and some of the most spectacular scenery in the west, Lake Powell is the ultimate playground for water enthusiasts. Advanced reservations are recommended as there are a limited number of powerboats available and many dates sell out months in advance. more info
If you are looking for breathtaking scenery with a hint of adventure this spectacular Colorado River Rafting tour is one not to pass up. This tour provides half-day smooth water float trips that are ideal for the entire family (kids aged 4 and up). Your adventure begins in the city of Page, Arizona where you will depart with a ride down the two-mile long Glen Canyon Dam access tunnel. Once there, you will board a motorized pontoon raft and from here you will experience some of the most spectacular stretches of river in the western United States. more info
A kayak tour with Lake Powell Adventure Co. is a great way to experience the beauty of Lake Powell and the surrounding areas. All experience levels are welcome on our small group tours, this is a great family outing! Lake Powell Adventure Co. provides quality gear and experienced guides who keep a close eye on safety and fun.
Check out what else Lake Powell Adventure Co. has to offer. more info
Antelope Canyon is one of the most widely photographed slot canyons in the Southwest. Antelope Canyon is both a sacred site for the Navajo people and a favorite destination for tourists from all over the world. The walls of the canyon rise 120 feet above the streambed. Located on the Navajo Nation, it has been accessible by permit only since 1997, when the Navajo Tribe made it a Navajo Tribal Park. The canyon’s entrance and entire length are at ground level, requiring no climbing. more info
Prepare yourself for the ultimate view of the incredible beauty that is Lake Powell, Tower Butte, and world-renowned Rainbow Bridge Monument. Papillion Helicopters, one of the world’s largest helicopter tour companies, offers tours of Lake Powell, Horseshoe Bend, and Tower Butte. Air tours available via Helicopter and Airplane. more info
Paria Outpost & Outfitters provide guided photography, scenic, adventure and hiking tours in the Vermilion Cliffs and the Grand Staircase National Monuments. Paria Outfitters is the closest to the Vermilion Cliffs Monument and can give you the most time to explore in a day. more info
Border Towns Horse Company offers an incredible experience whether enjoying a trail ride in the high desert of Southern Utah or learning the ropes - an introduction to horses. Border Towns Horse Company is able to customize your experience - keep it on the ground or in the saddle! more info
Lake Powell National Golf Course provides an unparalleled golf experience, with views of Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell, and the Vermillion Cliffs. Lake Powell National is an 18-hole championship facility with multiple tee boxes ranging from over 7000 yards to 5000 yards accommodating all levels of play. more info
Experience the thrill driving on the trails and the Epic views that can only be reached off road. Explore the Vermilion Cliffs, Lake Powell and Grand Staircase National Monument area like you never thought possible! Get behind the wheel of your UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) and follow your guide along the best trails and hidden destinations in the area. more info
If you are thinking about vacationing to Lake Powell? Captain Mike McNabb is one of Lake Powell's top fishing guides. Don't visit Lake Powell without fishing and don't go fishing without Captain Mike as your guide. People always ask when is the BEST time to come fishing on Powell, Mike believes, it's the last week in March thru the end of June. more info
See a different view of Lake Powell on these unique 2-hour tours. Pedal an electric full suspension fat tire mountain bike and immediately you will appreciate the pedal assisted motor as you ride with the lungs and legs you wish you had. If you know how to ride a bicycle, and you have ridden off the pavement, this tour is for you. Save 5%, with Promo Code "DREAMKATCHER". more info
A thrilling off-road, 4x4 journey across primitive wilderness landscapes to where you will leisurely explore and photograph one of the most beautiful slot canyons on the Navajo Nation. Unlike other destinations where multiple tour companies visit the same location, Horseshoe Bend Slot Canyon Tours is the ONLY company that can take you to this exclusive slot canyon. more info
Big Orange Jeep Tours want to share with those who are willing, the natural beauty of scenic overlooks, slot canyons, and breathtaking views. Big Orange Jeep Tours will fill your journey with fun, interesting facts and picturesque scenery. Each tour offering includes a variety of off road and paved road adventures with flexible destinations. Tours depart from Page, Arizona. more info
Seeking Treasure Adventures will guide you to natural treasures in the remote lands of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona, including the Wave, South Coyote Buttes, Buckskin Gulch and White Pocket. For those of you with a desire for adventure, we have designed exceptional hiking, photographic and scenic tours, suited to your abilities and with your safety as our first priority. more info
On this 4×4 day trip (4 hours), take a tour of Glen Canyon to Alstrom Point’s scenic overlook. Alstrom point is a place valued dearly by those who are familiar with the views of Glen Canyon. Hoodoos and other geologic features along the route are a feast for the eyes, even before reaching the main course of Alstrom Point. And the best part – the crowds are missing. more info
Epic Desert Experiences - Dreamland Safari Tours offers unique outdoor adventure tours in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona with plenty of photography stops and short hikes mixed in. Their tour options include Peekaboo Slot Canyon, White Pockets, and Toroweap Overlook. more info