Friday, April 13, 2012

Lake Powell Boat Tour

Lake Powell
Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River and is part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Though most of Lake Powell is in Utah and a very small portion of it is in Arizona, but the major marina is in Page, Arizona.
The Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Visitor Center is also in Page, AZ. As such, most of the tourists who tour Lake Powell take the boat from Wahweap Marina in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area at Page. Even without taking the boat, experiencing Lake Powell from the shores of Wahweap is already a beautiful experience. However, we decided to take the boat for one reason: the Rainbow Bridge National Monument.
The Rainbow Bridge Cruise lasted 5 hours, 4 hours on water and one hour on land. We traveled 25 miles on water, and it was cool to experience all these orange towering mesas and buttes around us that were surrounded by water. Though it took us 2 hours to reach our destination but it was never boring because of the sights. It felt like we were exploring Canyonlands National Park, only that we were in water.
This is a small canyon passageway our boat
As our boat meandered on narrows canyons, it felt like hiking in The Narrows of Zion National Park, only that, we were not really hiking, but we were on boat. It was thrilling to experience the boat moved in between two giant walls of the canyon in a narrow opening. I heard a lot of "ohhs" and "ahhs" from kids who were so excited to explore and learn about their natural world. The future scientists probably?
After 2 hours on water, we finally docked. The destination of our easy hike: Rainbow Bridge National Monument.
More about Rainbow Bridge National Monument in my next post.
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  1. Aww...the lake is so beautiful...actually I meant the landscape. :D

  2. The passageway - WOW! I can't stop saying WOW looking at these photos. Looks surreal esp the first one.

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  4. I would love to be on that boat ride, Betchai! It looks amazing, and I can't wait to see the Rainbow Bridge!

  5. Those canyons are so amazing. I am impressed you were able to make it through safely.

  6. The scenery is awesome! What a great place for a cruise! I get the oohs and aahs just looking at the photos.

  7. Wow! I would love to be in the boat traveling along the narrow canyon passageway!

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  9. It is amazing to have meandered on narrows canyons.

    Feeling like hiking!?


  10. all along the Colorado River is amazing - it is wonderful

  11. Love all the photos! Am dreaming of visiting one sweet day. Inshallah!

  12. You see river cruises anywhere else, but cruising through huge ricks and boulders is something we don't want to miss.

    This is a great ride! The beauty of the desert is everywhere!

  13. I hope I'd be able to experience that type of boat ride. Thank you very much for sharing.
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