Aramark runs five of the lake's six marinas, including the often-frenetic Wahweap Marina, 6 miles northwest of Page. The only other marina on the Arizona side is the much more peaceful Antelope Point Marina, on the Navajo Reservation, 8 miles east of Page. Amenities and services vary by marina; check www.lakepowell.com for specifics.

Boating & Cruises

At Wahweap and Bullfrog Marinas you can rent kayaks ($50 per day), 19ft powerboats ($550), personal watercraft ($450) and other toys. Stand-up paddleboards are available at Wahweap for $90 per day. From Wahweap Marina, Aramark runs boat cruises to Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Canyon cruises and a dinner cruise are also offered.

Hiking & Mountain Biking

If you only have time for one activity in the region, make sure it's the 1.5-mile round-trip hike to the overlook at Horseshoe Bend, where the river wraps around a monolithic outcropping to form a perfect U.

The 10-mile Rimview Trail, a mix of sand, slickrock and other terrain, circumnavigates the town and offers views of the surrounding desert and Lake Powell. A popular starting point is behind Lake View School at the end of N Navajo Dr. It's open for hiking and bicycling; pick up a brochure at the John Wesley Powell Museum.

Ask at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center at the Glen Canyon Dam for information about the area's many hiking and mountain-biking trails.