Lake Powell was formed with the construction of the Glen
Canyon Dam in 1963, on the Colorado River in Page, Arizona. It
is the second largest man-made lake in the United States and is
187 miles long with 96 major side canyons and a coast line of
approximately 1960 miles--more than the west coast of the U.S.
from Seattle to San Diego. The scenery is almost indescribable
with towering rock formations rising majestically straight up
out of the water.
Lake Powell is located within Glen Canyon National Recreational
Area (GCNRA) on the Arizona-Utah border. It's located in the
heart of The Grand Circle, so named because of the concentration
of our country's most fantastic National Parks and Monuments,
i.e., Grand Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park,
Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National
Park, Canyon de Chelly National Park, Capital Reef National Park
and Monument Valley.
Rainbow Bridge National Monument is located approximately
50 miles up-lake from Glen Canyon Dam in Forbidding Canyon. This
awesome span is the world's largest natural bridge standing 290
Lake Powell holds approximately 8.5 trillion gallons of
water and summertime water temperatures approach 80 degrees. It
is home to many game fish such as Walleye, Western Pike, Large
and Smallmouth Bass, Stripers, Catfish and Bluegill.
Lake Powell is host to 3.5 million domestic and
international visitors a year.