Lake Powell is one of the most beautiful lakes in the country, only second to Lake Tahoe. Paddle boarding on Lake Powell on any given day is a pleasure. Paddle boarding is now the fastest growing sport in the country and there’s no reason you shouldn’t try it on a lake as beautiful as Lake Powell.
Lake Powell is located on a reservoir on the Colorado River. Being one of the most popular vacation spots in Arizona, there is so much you can expect out of Lake Powell, especially if you are planning on exploring the place on a stand up paddle board.
The biggest attraction in Lake Powell must be the world-renowned Antelope Canyon. Antelope Canyon is well-known for its amazing slot canyon. A lot of people would choose the hiking trail to explore the canyon. It’s actually pretty good and fun, but too conventional. Why not try touring the incredible slot canyon on a stand up paddle board on the water? If you want to thoroughly explore the beautiful canyon, you can choose tours offered by the local SUP rental shops, they know the place best and can make sure you won’t miss anything important.
There are a few ways to access the Antelope Canyon. You can drive from Page to Antelope Point Marina and launch from there. There will be a park entry fee of $25. Head over to the Antelope Point launch ramp after paying the fee. The fastest way to get there is through driving. You can directly drive to the waterside and launch your stuff and then drive back to the parking lot.
Lake Powell is pretty large and it’s going to take a few days or even weeks if you want to explore the whole place. So if you only have one to two days, you’ll have to arrange your trip properly. Other than Antelope Canyon, there are other sites worth checking out like Rainbow Bridge or sites that are far south from Bullfrog. If you can arrange for a ride with a powerboat, then you’ll be able to see more canyons like Forgotten, Moqui, Crystal Fork, or Smith Fork. And if hiking is your thing, you’ll love these places even more. All of these canyons offer great hiking options. When you’ve had your fair share of time on the water, you might want to consider spending more time on the land and walk to explore the beauty of Lake Powell in a different way.
Visiting Lake Powell alone is fun, but it’s even better if you are with your friends and family. If you are stressed out at work and expect to relax through traveling, going with family can be even more relaxing and fun. While you travel with family or friends, you are less likely focused on work and more on play. It will be easier for you to get your mind off work and give your time and attention to your friends or family. And since you will be exploring one of the most beautiful lakes in the country, the memory is almost assured to be beautiful and memorable.
If you are worried about accommodation or food, there are a lot of wonder hotels and restaurants to be found near the lake. After taking a satisfying trip on the water or a hike, there's nothing better than taking a break in a nice restaurant and grabbing a bite.
If you are seeking a place that can give you the SUP experience of a lifetime, Lake Powell is one of the best places you can go with your SUP board. The natural beauty is comparable to that of Lake Tahoe. If you had tried paddle boarding in Lake Tahoe and enjoyed it, note that Lake Powell is just as good and won't disappoint you.