Lake Powell

In complement to the North Rim, visitors will delight in venturing up to Lake Powell, a world renowned man-made lake and recreation area formed by Glen Canyon Dam featuring over 1500 miles of shoreline. Just 115 miles from the North Rim, the breathtaking country surrounding Page offers visitors easy access to these Arizona and Utah destinations, often referred to as The Grand Circle: Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, Canyon De Chelly, Zion National Park, Marble Canyon and of course, Grand Canyon. Sightseeing, white water rafting and backpacking/rock climbing opportunities abound in nearby natural wonders such as Antelope Slot Canyon; Horseshoe Bend; Lake Powell, Wahweap and Antelope Point Marinas; Lees Ferry; Rainbow Bridge; Navajo National Monument; Indian ruins and Navajo Village.

Lake Powell Country and the Navajo Indian Reservation's scenic beauty has been the backdrop for such famous movies as the: 1967 "Planet of the Apes"; "Maverick" with Mel Gibson, and most recently, the remake of "Planet of the Apes" and the film "Evolution," which was executive produced by Steven Spielberg.

While visiting the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and nearby Page-Lake Powell, visitors enjoy fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, boating, hiking, rock climbing, Colorado River smooth water float trips, boat tours, kayaking, house boat rentals and panoramic views. For an unconventional Grand Canyon vacation, bring your sticks and play a round or two at Lake Powell National Golf Course.

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