Lake Powell - Glen Canyon National Park HotelsTry and keep on your feet as you skim across the water, or sit back and chat while waiting to land that one big bite that will make your day – and your dinner - at Arizona's Lake Powell. Formed by the construction of the mammoth Glen Canyon Dam in 1963, the lake's waters flooded back 186-miles, filling the copper-colored Glen Canyon, and creating a brand new scenic watersports hub in the process. Things to seeGlen Canyon Dam's wall of concrete is an engineering triumph, and can be viewed from the swooping, arched road bridge that spans the gorge, just in front of it. While the human influence on the area is clear, dig a little deeper to discover the impression left by Glen Canyon's prehistoric residents at the Big Water Visitor Center. Here, you'll find interesting exhibitions displaying the fossilized bones of dinosaurs that once roamed here. Travel a little further downstream, and the completely natural wonder of Horseshoe Bend will reveal itself. The frothy emerald water of the Colorado River suddenly, dramatically, loops back on itself, creating a sweeping meander that is prime photography material. Having seen the sights, take to the lake, where the water's spray will cool your face as you explore the flooded chasm. Part the waters around Wahweap Marina in a motorboat or, if you can, take on the challenge of kayaking through the lake's branch-like offshoots, before hiking to Rainbow Bridge. There's no pot of gold waiting, but the sight of the huge natural arch, painted golden by the sun, is all the reward you could need. If those adventures sound a little too high-octane, stay close to your hotel and simply relish the stillness of the lake, as you cut into a pink steak on a gentle dinner cruise.Hotels in
Lake Powell - Glen Canyon National ParkPage is one of the closest towns to the lake, and hotels here are generally great value, providing a comfortable base for any outdoor escapades. Choose from basic - but wallet-friendly - motels, right through to high quality lakeside resorts. These Lake Powell hotels allow you to enjoy a nightcap in the comfort of stylish bars, watching through huge windows as the lights on boats bob gently in the distance, and the moonlight flicks the waves. Outdoor swimming pools are available at most of the town's hotels, and rooms with WiFi, flat-screen televisions, and deep baths are also in healthy supply. Where to stayPage's hotels offer a chance to unwind and relax, which is especially welcome after an exhausting day's hiking or rowing to the area's natural beauties. Golf fans will even get a chance to squeeze in a round on the wide, open fairways of Lake Powell National Golf Course during their stay – an oasis of lush grass, which offers views of the dam from its challenging greens. If you'd rather explore a different part of the lake, head up to Bullfrog. Smooth rock formations will provide your backdrop, as your jet-ski engine growls across the spacious Bullfrog Marina. How to get to Lake Powell - Glen Canyon National ParkThe easiest way to reach Lake Powell is by flying to Page Airport, which offers relatively frequent flights to and from Phoenix. If you want to bring large equipment like kayaks along, prepare for a long - but scenic - drive. A visit can easily incorporate a trip to explore the Grand Canyon, as Grand Canyon Village is only around 2 hours 45 minutes' drive away. Both Las Vegas and Phoenix are around 4 hours' drive from the lake.