Lake Powell Boat Cruise – Rainbow Bridge
Baby boomer travelers love to visit America’s National Parks, and one of the parks featured prominently on the bucket lists of a great many of them is stunningly beautiful Lake Powell in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area bordering the Arizona and Utah state lines.
Lake Powell is the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States (behind Lake Mead) and was created in 1966 by the damming of the Colorado River with the Glen Canyon Dam.
After the mighty Colorado River’s waters filled the reservoir, in 1972 the Glen Canyon Recreational Area became a land area managed by the National Park Service and today hosts over 2 million visitors each year.
After a wonderful night’s stay at Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas, our cruise boat headed out into Lake Powell with a 7:30 a.m. departure. For over two hours, we and our boat’s passengers were mesmerized by the unbelievable landscapes that continually unfolded before our eyes.
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However, none of us were prepared for the gobsmacking vista that awaited us when we reached Lake Powell’s interior marina and made the short hike to Rainbow Bridge.
Created over the millennia by wind and water, Rainbow Bridge extends 290′ into the sky and spans 275′ across Bridge Canyon.
We will never, ever forget this remarkable experience and recommend highly that Lake Powell and the Rainbow Bridge cruise rank highly among the must-see destinations on your bucket list.
Disclosure: our Rainbow Bridge cruise was provided by the kind folks at Aramark Parks and Destinations