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In the heart of the Grand Circle of the Enchanting Canyon Country sits Lake Powell-Page, a small quaint town in northern Arizona located on the southern shores Lake Powell. Lake Powell-Page is at the crossroads for adventures on Lake Powell, the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and countless other National Parks and Recreation areas. From water skiing, wake boarding, boating, fishing, kayaking, hiking, biking, four wheeling, river rafting and exploring to experiencing the Navajo Culture and sightseeing by air, boat or car, The Grand Circle has it all! And Lake Powell-Page is at the center of your adventure!
An oasis in the desert, Lake Powell is the second largest man-made lake in the US and certainly the most scenic, with pristine blue water washing up against striking red rocks, buttes and mesas. The lake stretches 186 miles from Page, Arizona to Hite, Utah and is surrounded by the Navajo Nation Reservation. Lake Powell is part of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area administered by the National Park Service.
Lake Powell offers some of the finest water recreation opportunities in the world. It is the the second largest man-made lake in the United States, and visitors can bring their own watercraft or choose to rent houseboats, personal watercraft, powerboats, kayaks and all other imaginable water toys. It is a water babies paradise! With comfortable water and air temperatures extending into the months of October and even November, Lake Powell offers year-round recreation opportunities. The Christmas parade of lights on the Lake is magical!
Lake Powell History and Geology:
In 1869 Major John Wesley Powell led an expedition into the area as he explored and area that is now officially known as the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Lake Powell is 186 miles from end to end and has nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline (exceeding that of west coast of the United States). With over 90 major canyons, Lake Powell offers plenty of space to find your own solitude and secret places to discover! The entire Glen Canyon National Recreation Area area is home to over 170 species of birds, 800 different mammals, and over a dozen reptiles! The world’s largest natural bridge, Rainbow Bridge, was discovered here in 1909 and is accessible from Lake Powell. It is considered by some to be one of the Natural Wonders of the World. Five separate rivers, of varying sizes, feed into and form Lake Powell. These include the Colorado River from Colorado, the Green River from Wyoming, the San Juan River from New Mexico, the Escalante River and Dirty Devil River from Utah.
Other Activities in the Grand Circle:
This is a place where all of the canyons are “GRAND”. Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Powell and the Grand Staircase National Monument are the cornerstone attractions to this region filled with natural scenic wonders, exciting outdoor adventure, and it is all in one place: your back yard! The canyons along the Utah and Arizona border are a series of elevated steps on a grand geologic staircase. Stay in your own luxurious southwestern home at the center of it all and just unpack once! Come and enjoy America’s highest concentration of natural scenic wonders.
We invite you make your next vacation a “Grand” one at the KOKOPELLI HOUSE!