Scenic Lake Powell is a must for any water-loving enthusiast

Lake Powell is one of my favorite recreational lakes!  It has more coastline than the entire west coast with finger inlets stretching for miles.

Lake Powell is located in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and is at the mouth of the Grand Canyon.  The lake is extremely scenic with tall canyons, red rock formations and sand dunes—it’s a wonderful place for recreation such as houseboating, water skiing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, camping, exploration and much more.

Here are my top-10 things to do at Lake Powell:

  1. Rainbow Bridge – Access is by boat only…if you don’t have your own, I believe some tour companies go there.
  2. Tour the lake – Again, if you don’t have your own boat, do yourself a favor and hop on a tour boat.
  3. Take a Damn tour – You can visit the Glenn Canyon Damn both atop and below…both are very interesting.
  4. Lone Rock – Located at the north-end of the lake with great access for boats with sand dunes and cliff-jumping.
  5. Hiking – You can chose from difficult routes like West Canyon or the White Canyon hikes, or enjoy a more leisurely stroll along the beaches and into side canyons.
  6. Fishing – Catch small-mouth bass, striped bass, walleye, catfish and bluegill in the lake’s various canyons and bays.
  7. Kayaking – Renting a kayak and exploring some of the remote canyons is a great solace experience.
  8. Camping – There are tons of remote and not so remote places to camp with amazing views and moderate nighttime temperatures in the summer.
  9. Wesley Powell Museum – Learn about the canyon before and after the damn was built.  Powell was the first person to traverse down the mighty Colorado River.
  10. Relax – Don’t forget to just relax and take in all of the scenery.  Take lots of pictures and video…the sky is always changing, so no two pics are ever the same.

View my video montage of Lake Powell, which includes a very interesting,  almost terrestrial landscape.

Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.


  1. Mike,

    Nice footage of Lake Powell! It sucks that the water levels keep dropping each year! Nice cut and paste work! I like better than the mine footage.


    1. Hey Blair, thanks! With all the rain last year, the lake levels are just fine. Love it up there, beautiful country! Too bad you’re not going to make it up to MT…very cool. Went fly fishing for the first time last night.

  2. Hi Mike,

    Because of you, I have several more places added to my bucket list. Keep it up, I’m excited to see where you go next.

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