Powell, the second largest man made reservoir in the United
States, is at historical low levels. In September of
2003, when this page was being updated, it was down almost 100
feet (see picture below, second from the right, where the water level
normally reaches the top of the cliffs). This means that
there has never been a better time to see the lake!
Almost all of our Grand Canyon tours stop at Lake Powell.
Powell was formed when the Glen Canyon Dam was flooded,
drowning literally hundreds of canyons. Today it is
possible to take a boat through these canyons and see the
colorful rock cliffs and shapes towering from the blue waters.
With the water so low, you can see sites that have not been
visible since the dam was flooded in the 1960's. You can
take a variety of boat cruises through the canyon walls, with the
most spectacular being the day trip to Rainbow Bridge.
The road to Page, the
little town on Lake Powell, takes you through
Navajo Nation land, where you will have the opportunity of sampling fry
bread and Navajo Tacos, while you shop for turquoise jewelry from
roadside stands. Depending on where you're coming from, you may
also travel alongside the Vermilion Cliffs, which radiate
amazing colors at sunset and sunrise.
believe that Glen Canyon Dam was a huge mistake, drowning, as it did,
approximately 183 miles of canyon country back into Utah. Agree
or not, millions of people every year visit Lake Powell and Page, to
take in the incredible sights of the colorful canyons and rocks
towering from the blue waters.
offers two types of tours to Lake Powell.