Travel Information, Tours and Lodging
Driving Distance from Lake Powell to Grand Canyon
- Lake Powell to Grand Canyon North Rim is 124 miles, a 2 hour 20-minute drive.
- Lake Powell to Grand Canyon East Rim is 40 miles, a 45-minute drive.
- Lake Powell to Grand Canyon South Rim is 154 miles, a 2 hour 50-minute drive.
- Lake Powell to Grand Canyon West Rim is 352 miles, a 5-hour 45-minute drive.
Lake Powell Tours and Attractions
There is no shortage of activities at Lake Powell and Glen Canyon NRA. For boating enthusiasts there’s water skiing, wake boarding, houseboats and just plain boating. There is also human powered boating in the form of kayaks, which can be a one-day trip or a multi-day adventure. Fishing is also popular on Lake Powell for large striped bass, while the Lee’s Ferry area below the Glen Canyon Dam offers great trout fishing. Land based activities include hiking, mountain biking, canyoneering and scenic drives. Check out our recommended tours and attractions below or learn more about Grand Canyon Tour Guides at Grand Canyon National Park.
Best Lake Powell Hotels and Lodging
Even on Lake Powell itself there are accommodations in the form of houseboats that are readily available for rentals at one of the several Lake Powell Marinas. Aside from the houseboats, hotel rooms in Glen Canyon NRA are available at Wahweap and Bullfrog marinas. Bullfrog, Wahweap, and Halls Crossing also have RV parks and campgrounds. Outside of the NRA the town of Page, AZ has many lodging options as well as RV parks and campgrounds. You can see a list of popular hotels below. Dispersed camping along the shores of Lake Powell and the NRA is free. Glen Canyon NRA also has three developed campgrounds with small nightly fees. Lake Powell is a great place to spend a night or two before traveling to your Grand Canyon hotel.
Area Car Rental Options
Lake Powell Car Rentals: There are several car rental agencies in Page Arizona, or you can pick up a rental car at any major airport you fly into.
Lake Powell Shuttles: There are a few companies that offer shuttles to Powell, but if you want to check out all the parks in the area your best bet is to have your own car.
Closest Airports to Lake Powell
The city of Page has a small municipal airport with flights to Denver and Phoenix, as well several companies that run scenic flights. The closest major airports are Phoenix and Las Vegas International Airports, both of which are about 5 hours away. Flagstaff Arizona has a small airport with daily flights and a drive time of about 2.5 hours from Page. St George Utah also has daily flights and is a little over 3 hours away.
Best Restaurants and Dining Options
The Lake Powell Marinas and hotels have basic shopping and restaurants. If you need to do any serious shopping Page is your best bet and has a major grocery store and a Walmart.
Weather and Climate
Like most high desert areas summers are hot at Lake Powell, but if you’re into boating, swimming or kayaking this is the time to be here. Spring weather is unpredictable, but can offer some great weather if the winds don't pick-up. Winter is fairly mild with highs in the 40’s to 50’s and lows around freezing. Fall offers the best overall travel window, especially for hiking the many trails and canyons in Glen Canyon NRA and the surrounding areas.