Things to Do

Here are a few suggestions that you simply must do!

IMPORTANT! Over 3.5 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!

aerial shot of Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend

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 Toadstool Hoodoo

Toadstool Hoodoos

You will enjoy this easy 1.6-mile round trip hike, only a fifteen-minute drive from Big Water. 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

the Glen Canyon Dam

Glen Canyon Dam

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

cruise boat on the water

Boat Tours

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

boat speeding across Lake Powell

Boat Rentals

All watercraft at Antelope Point Marina and Wahweap Marina are in the water, fueled and ready to go - Kayaks, Deck 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

float raft on the Colorado River

Float Trips

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

three kayakers in Hidden Canyon

Kayak Tours

A kayak tour with Hidden Canyon Kayak is a great way to sample the majesty of Lake Powell whether it's your first time in a kayak or you have years of experience.  Hidden Canyon Kayak provides quality tours with professional guides as well as kayak and gear rentals. Kayaking the blue waters and spectacular shorelines of Lake Powell results in an intimate way of exploring the beauty of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.  more info

light coming through Antelop Canyon

Antelope Canyon Tours

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

helicopter preparing for takeoff

Flight Tours

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. The Tower Butte flight culminates with a landing on a spectacular freestanding sandstone monument rising 800 feet above Lake Powell. Experience an awe-inspiring 360-degree view from atop this celebrated monument that few people have ever set foot. Air tours available via Helicopter and Airplane.  more info

hiking the Vermillion Cliffs

Paria Outpost & Outfitters

Paria Outpost & Outfitters provides 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

horseback riding in Paria River Ranch

Horseback Riding

Paria River Ranch offers an incredible adventure on horseback. Take a private tour of one of the many slot canyons in the area or just go exploring to discover new ones! Paria River Ranch has tours ranging from 1 hour to 6 hours. The longer the ride the better the adventure.  more info

golfing at Lake Powell National Golf Course


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. The picturesque setting will let you step away from everyday life as you get drawn into your golf experience. You will test your skills with our lush fairways, multiple hazards, and strategicely placed sand traps.  more info

man next to utv overlooking a canyon

Lake Powell UTV Tours

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

Fishing on Lake Powell with McNabb Fishing Guides

fishing guide services

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

Fat tire bike rentals at Lake Powell

Fat Tire Bike Rentals

What better way to tour the American Southwest than via bicycle?  Rent a fat tire mountain bike and explore the city of Page and area trails!  The Page Rim Trail is a popular 11-mile biking/walking trail that goes around the town of Page, Arizona. The views are indescribably beautiful! The trail itself is groomed, with only some technically challenging areas on bikes.  more info

Horseshoe Bend Slot Canyon tours AKA Secret Canyon

Horseshoe Bend Slot Canyon Tours

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. They want YOU to enjoy the opportunity to be in a quite environment and have plenty of time to create stunning photographs instead of being rushed with the crowds!  more info

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