Welcome to Page & Glen Canyon National Recreation Area


Straddling the Utah–Arizona border, the 186-mile-long lake has 1960 miles of empty shoreline set amid striking red-rock formations, sharply cut canyons and dramatic desert scenery. Lake Powell is famous for its houseboating, which appeals to families and college students alike.

The gateway to Lake Powell is the small town of Page, which sits right next to Glen Canyon Dam in the far southwest corner of the recreation area. Hwy 89 (called N Lake Powell Blvd in town) forms the main strip.


Top experiences in Page & Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Page & Glen Canyon National Recreation Area activities

$248.99 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Arizona Desert Helicopter Tour with Tower Butte Landing

Land atop the magnificent butte and disembark to enjoy stunning views in every direction. Learn about Navajo history and culture from your pilot and take photos of the surrounding landscape during your 20-minute stop. From your vantage point high above the desert, see Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Recreation Area and the intricately layered rock formations of the Grand Staircase. Your short but scenic small-group tour ends with your return helicopter ride to Page, Arizona.

$139.99 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Rainbow Bridge, Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam Airplane Tour

Board your comfortable, fixed-wing airplane at Page Municipal Airport in Arizona. Enjoy unobstructed views through oversized windows as you fly over Arizona and Utah's rich and varied landscape and listen to narration about the sights you see. Marvel at lovely Rainbow Bridge National Monument — one of the world's largest natural arches — as you learn about the geologic forces that shaped this impressive rock formation that's sacred to nearby American Indian tribes. Your aerial tour also offers fantastic views of Lake Powell, a sprawling reservoir on the Arizona-Utah border created by the Glen Canyon Dam. Take your share of photos on your 35-minute flight before touching down at the airport in Page, Arizona.

$69.39 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Lake Powell Boat Tour: Antelope Canyon

During your 90 minute journey to the side canyon, your crew will share with you, via public address system and personal discussions, many compelling stories rich in the cultural and natural history of this region. You will pass a number of important landmarks, including Glen Canyon Dam. Approximately 4-miles past the Dam your crew will maneuver the tour vessel into Antelope Canyon. This high-walled Navajo Sandstone side-arm of Lake Powell is famous for not only its coloration, but also for its slot canyons, found at its head, about two miles east. During heavy summer rain, this canyon is known to experience flash flooding, due to its narrow width and high walls. Upon departing this canyon, you will notice how well your crew turns the large vessel 180-degrees in the tight space! While the tour returns to Wahweap via the same route, the 45 minute homeward journey permits you to hear more of the crew's stories, spend time talking with others, relax and absorb for yourself the day's experience, or make your own additional discoveries as the vessel heads for port. Choose the Canyons Adventures Tour and sail another 6 miles up lake to Navajo Canyon.

$167.79 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Lake Powell Boat Tour: Rainbow Bridge Tour

For those looking for a relaxing way to spend the entire day on Lake Powell and to experience the geologic and spiritual wonder of Rainbow Bridge, this tour offers you the opportunity to relax and take it all in. Your US Coast Guard licensed Captain and crew will host you as you skim along the smooth waters of Lake Powell, 50 miles up the original path of the Colorado River, from Wahweap Bay to Rainbow Bridge National Monument. En route, your crew will share with you, via public address system and personal discussions, many compelling stories rich in the cultural and natural history of this region. You will sail pass numerous famous landmarks, and witness first-hand the power of wind and water and their role in sculpting the remarkable landscape. The 3-hour up Lake Journey permits you time to explore why Glen Canyon is such a special place. At Rainbow Bridge National Monument, you will walk a maintained, fairly easy trail 1 1/4 mile to Rainbow Bridge. The bridge itself reaches 290 feet into the sky, and its 275 foot span is supported on each side by its own canyon. While the bridge is visually amazing, your visit to the monument is also your opportunity to stand in the shadows of native peoples who have celebrated the spirit and sacredness of this place for centuries. You may wish to take the time to explore many of the meanings the monument has to share. You will spend about 1 1/4 hours at the Bridge then make the return 1 1/4 mile hike to the tour vessel. After departing, as your crew winds the vessel back through canyons and waterways, you may hear more stories regarding this region's human and natural history. While the tour returns to Wahweap via the same route, the homeward journey permits you to hear more of the crew's stories, spend time talking with others, relax and absorb for yourself the day's experience, or make your own additional discoveries as the vessel heads for port. IMPORTANT: Due to the lake level, a 1 1-4-mile walk/hike (each way) is required both to and from Rainbow Bridge (total walking distance = 2 to 3 miles). We suggest you wear tennis or hiking shoes for the trail. We do not recommend this tour for our wheelchair guests or for strollers. Length: 6 Hours. Due to fluctuating water levels, this tour may take longer than planned.

$80 Transfers & Ground Transport

Shuttle Between Grand Canyon South Rim and Page-Lake Powell

This transfer is a great option if you need transportation between Page, Arizona the Grand Canyon National Park. Transfers departing Page will depart at 8:30am arriving around 12pm inside the Grand Canyon National Park at Bright Angel Lodge leaving you the rest of your day for exploring. You can schedule your return transfer for the same day or a future date. Return transfers leave the Grand Canyon at 2:30pm local time, with a 1-hour stop at the Cameron Trading Post arriving in Page around 7:15pm depending on local traffic. Transportation is by air-conditioned coach with room for luggage.

$109.99 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Lake Powell and Horseshoe Bend Airplane Air Only Tour

The beautiful blue water surrounded by nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline makes up Lake Powell.  Lake Powell was shaped by the Colorado River with a labyrinth of numerous water-filled canyons. One of these formations is the famous Horseshoe Bend, named after its shape, but remembered by it’s beauty. The finest views are available by an approximate 30 minute fixed-winged airplane flight soaring just above the ancient landscapes. The aircraft is equipped with panoramic windows that enhance photo opportunities and leave you behold the color rich canyon walls, Glen Canyon, Lake Powell and river bend that was carved thousands of years ago.

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