Lake Powell to Grand Canyon
Lake Powell is located within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in both Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. The only city on or near Lake Powell is Page, AZ, which has all amenities visitors need. Lake Powell was created due to the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam. The dam began filling in 1963 and did not fill completely until 1980. Glen Canyon NRA was created in 1972 for both recreation and preservation of Glen Canyon and Lake Powell, which makes up 13 percent of the National Recreation Area. Lake 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 except for strong winds can offer some great weather. Fall offers the best overall climate, especially for hiking the many trails and canyons in Glen Canyon NRA. Winter is fairly mild with highs in the 40’s to 50’s and lows around freezing. Read the guide below to learn more.