Lake Powell Lake Getaways

lake getaways

Straddling the border between Utah and Arizona, Lake Powell vacation home rentals are on one of the most scenic lakes in the United States. Having been formed in the beautiful Red Rock country of the Southwest, spectacular rock formations surround the 1,900 miles of coastline. Also known for being one of the most popular houseboating destinations, Lake Powell can be experienced in a number of unique ways. Additionally, many of the most beautiful sights to see can be accessed only by water, which provides for an exciting and exploratory vacation for the whole family.

Lake Powell, the focal point of Glen Canyon National Recreation area, is situated in setting of deep canyons, rock outcrops and spectacular scenery. Formed by one of the world's highest dams and the waters of the Colorado River, the lake stretches for 186 miles along the Colorado River channel, covers a surface area of 162,700-acres and boasts 1,960 miles of shoreline. Glen Canyon is so massive that the lake took 20 years to fill after the dam was completed.

Lake Powell extends nearly 200 miles and provides ample room outdoor recreation activities. Popular activities in and around Lake Powell include fishing, boating, boat camping, water-based recreation, summer ranger programs, half and full-day tours to Rainbow Bridge, four-wheeling on some of the park's backroads, backpacking in the Escalante or Orange Cliffs, and exploring the lake's numerous side canyons by boat.