Lake Powell

NileGuide Expert Says:

This adventure-filled destination, laden with history, natural beauty, and fun for all ages, is an oasis in the hot summer slickrock desert of Utah. Well-managed by several different land agencies, Lake Powell offers either thoroughly modern escape via houseboats or backcountry hikes along its gorgeous, rugged shores.

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Highway 276
84537 Moab,


(435) 684-2233‎

NileGuide Expert tip:

If you want a houseboat, reserve one early! The best ones go quick during peak (summer) season.


Lake Powell, artificially created in 1963 by the still-controversial damming of Glen Canyon, is one of the premier outdoor fun-in-the-sun destinations in the Southwest. Houseboats are still the favored way to experience this area, but kayaks, canoes, hiking, and classic beach play and swimming can also be on your list.

The Lake is in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, meaning it is governed by typical National Park rules. Be kind to the land while you're there. Most people visit in the summer, of course. While this is a fabulous idea, note that temperatures can soar, so be prepared.

Page, Arizona, has far more amenities than the Bullfrog Marina in Utah. You can dine and shop in Page. But in Bullfrog, you can marvel at nature's amazing architecture.

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