Lake Powell and Glen Canyon

Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area are in both Arizona and Utah. We stayed at the Wahweap Campground in Page, AZ. We actually stayed here in the summer of 2015 but left after only a couple of days because it was 105 degrees during the day. We loved the area and wanted to come back again and see more of it when it wasn’t so hot. March turned out to be a great time to visit. The weather was much nicer and it’s still the off-season at that time so it wasn’t very crowded at all.

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View from our campsite at Wahweap Campground

There is so much to do in this area! For starters, Lake Powell itself is absolutely gorgeous with the sky blue water and colorful rocks and cliffs in the background. It’s stunning!

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Lake Powell at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

The Glen Canyon dam and visitor center are close by so we went there to check out the dam and pick up Junior Ranger booklets. The dam is incredible to look at! You can walk across the bridge to get an amazing view looking down at the Colorado River. The visitor center also has great views of the dam and bridge and is very educational as well. The visitor center and bridge are free, but you can also take a paid tour of the dam which we did not do.

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View from inside the visitor center

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View of dam from bridge

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View of Colorado River from other side of bridge

New Junior Ranger badges. Their vests have gotten too heavy to wear for long and we now need to add badges to the back of their vests.

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Horseshoe Bend is another place that is a must-see in this area and it’s free! It is a section of the Colorado River that bends through the canyon. It is incredible, but also a little scary. There are no railings or anything to prevent people from falling off this cliff. I would be very hesitant to take small children here. Chris is afraid of heights and he didn’t like this very much, but I thought it was awesome! He was happy when I finished taking pictures and said we could go. 😉

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Horseshoe Bend

Notice the people laying down at the edge to the right of us in the picture below. That was a good way to look over the edge and see the river below. It was very scary to stand at the edge!

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Another fantastic place to visit in Page is Antelope Canyon, but that deserves a post of its own so stay tuned for that next.

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6 thoughts on “Lake Powell and Glen Canyon

  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! That view from your campsite is beyond beautiful–I’d never want to leave. I get super nervous at Horseshoe Bend, too. So beautiful, but people are so crazy there, going so close to the edge! I almost had a heart attack just watching. 😀 Your pics make me wish we’d spent more time in Glen Canyon…love all the boys’ badges! Love Antelope Canyon–looking forward to reading all about it!

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  2. I loved Antelope Canyon and look forward to reading about your experience there.

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  3. Omg, that campground looks amazing! Horseshoe bend and Lake Powell are on my list, so it makes me excited to see it in person. Love your photos!

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  4. alleyk26

    Great post and photos, guys. Looks like your boys are going to need new vests pretty darn quick! Looking forward to your post on Antelope Canyon 🙂
    Take care,
    Alley Keosheyan
    Staff Writer
    http://www.horseshoebend.com

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  5. Great place. We did a road trip last year some 3000 miles. We stayed a night at Lake Powell and visited also the horseshoe bend. Great place! Star gazing at night is also great fun!
    Marc

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    • What a fun road trip that must have been! So glad to hear you got to come over here and see so many great sites. Thank you for your comments!

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