Time for another chapter in our Southwest USA adventure!
After we left the Grand Canyon, the next stop was a comfortable, two-night stay at the Lake Powell Resort. The resort is located near Page, Arizona, and it served as a convenient home base for a jam-packed itinerary of sightseeing. Here are some pictures showing the aerial setting of the resort and a view from the grounds outside our room (thanks to a telephoto lens).
The Lake Powell area is a popular recreation area, and the landscape is uniquely stark and beautiful. Almost 3 million visitors a year flock here, taking part in boating, swimming, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, hiking, and sightseeing. It is the second largest man-made lake in the U.S., created upon completion of the Glen Canyon Dam. Spanning Arizona and Utah, Lake Powell is 186 miles long and has 1960 miles of shoreline, which is longer than the entire west coast of the continental U.S.
But enough of the statistics, I know you want to see more pictures! It is quite one thing to see the surreal landscape on the ground, but the immensity of it all is confirmed from the air. We took the tour’s optional small plane flight over to see Monument Valley, and we saw some amazing Lake Powell terrain on the way. Check out these incredible views!