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Day Trips to Arches National Park

Our most recommended Lake Powell Day Trips to Arches National Park

From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour

1. From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour

Leave bustling Las Vegas and head out on a scenic drive into Navajo territory on a van tour. Explore this striking landscape with the help of a local Navajo guide, learning about the area's rich and long history. See iconic natural landmarks like Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. Begin your tour with a stop for breakfast in St. George, Utah—home to the oldest continuously operating Mormon temple in the world. After breakfast, approach the mighty Colorado River for a visit to Horseshoe Bend. Note where the river flows and meanders around the rocks creating a distinctive horseshoe-shaped loop beloved by visitors and photographers from around the world. Next, travel to where “the water runs through the rocks” as per the local Navajo folklore. Explore lower Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water, and sand. With your local Navajo guide, discover the beauty of the canyon up close. Admire the beauty of the sun which creates shafts of light that shine through the slits in the canyon walls. After a break for lunch, continue to the Glenn Canyon viewpoint for one last look at this spectacular area. Finally, hop back on the bus to return to Las Vegas in the evening.

Page: Horseshoe Bend Air and Tower Butte Helicopter Landing

2. Page: Horseshoe Bend Air and Tower Butte Helicopter Landing

Combine remarkable views of Horseshoe Bend from the air with an exclusive Tower Butte landing. You'll have pilot-to-passenger headset communication so that you receive a running commentary of the sights you pass over, which include Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam, and Horseshoe Bend. Finally, land on top of Tower Butte, where few have been. Rising 5000 feet above sea level, Tower Butte is one of the American Southwest’s most notable landmarks. From this vantage point, you'll enjoy 360-degree views of Glen Canyon, Lake Powell, Padre Bay, the Grand Staircase Escalante, and the LeChee Rock. The scenery is breathtaking and unrivaled. Spend 15-20 minutes on Tower Butte for photo opportunities before returning to the air terminal. This unique tour package is not offered by any other provider.

Grand Canyon: Glen Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Raft Trip

3. Grand Canyon: Glen Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Raft Trip

Ride a comfortable inflatable raft down the Colorado River on a thrilling day trip to explore the stunning Grand Canyon. Travel through the Navajo Indian Reservation and Painted Desert en route to Page, Arizona with views of the Grand Canyon’s Eastern Rim. Arrive at the base of Glen Canyon Dam and board a motorized raft for a guided trip.  Motor along effortlessly between canyon walls while travelling 15.5 miles on the river. Your guide will provide interesting facts about the history of the area, the ancient peoples who once lived there, and the rich animal and plant life. Each passenger will also receive a light box lunch to enjoy during their river float. Enjoy a stop along the river bank to take a short hike to see ancient petroglyphs and photo opportunities. Drift through the world-renowned Horseshoe Bend and end your raft tour at historic Lee’s Ferry. From here, a vehicle will take you back to your accommodation, with a stop at the Cameron Trading Post along the way.

Page: Horseshoe Bend Helicopter Flight

4. Page: Horseshoe Bend Helicopter Flight

If you're visiting Page, Arizona, you have the unique opportunity to witness the vast landscape of the Southwest desert on a thrilling helicopter tour over Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam, and Horseshoe Bend. This flight lasts approximately 10-12 minutes and leaves from Page Municipal Airport. Fly above the pristine blue water of Lake Powell, the curve of Horseshoe Bend, and the stunning red and orange hues of Glen Canyon while an experienced and knowledgeable pilot shares the history of the area. After capturing the incredible sights from above, you'll be returned to the heliport to enjoy the rest of their vacation. Return from your flight with photos and memories to last a lifetime.

Page: Lake Powell & Horseshoe Bend 30–Minute Air Flight

5. Page: Lake Powell & Horseshoe Bend 30–Minute Air Flight

Take in the sights of Lake Powell, Glen Canyon and Horseshoe Bend with this incredible air tour. Soar above Lake Powell and its nearly 2000 miles of shoreline, full of beautiful blue water set within the colorful landscape of Glen Canyon. Start your tour from a terminal in Page, AZ, see this remarkable area from a unique vantage point. All aircrafts offer clear views and are specifically designed for sightseeing with high wings and panoramic windows and a climate controlled cabin for a comfortable flight. Move on to Horseshoe Bend, where the horseshoe shaped meander of the Colorado River curves around the curious rock formation that rises 1000 feet above the river. Enjoy stunning photo opportunities not available from the ground.

From Moab: Cataract Canyon Whitewater Rafting Experience

6. From Moab: Cataract Canyon Whitewater Rafting Experience

Join this tour to experience the world-famous 100-mile section of the Colorado River that passes through Canyonlands National Park and through 30 world-class rapids.   Watch for wildlife as you take in the canyon vistas along the easy stretches of the river. Rafting the Colorado River on a RHIB means there is time for swimming, hiking and relaxing in the shade. Canyonlands National Park is an outstanding wilderness setting, offering great opportunities for taking photos.  Enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the river. Downstream we pass the Confluence of the Green River and Colorado River, and enter the much-anticipated whitewater section. The special whitewater RHIB (rigid hull inflatable boat) will provide you with a fun and stable ride. These small and competent crafts navigate the thrilling whitewater of the North Seas, Hell-to-Pay, and Big Drop rapids. After hitting the rapids, a 30-mile run across Lake Powell brings you to the end of our trip. You will leave the water at Hite Marina. Return to Moab by ground transportation included in the price.

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What people are saying about Lake Powell

Really an amazing experience to get a birds eye view of the Horsebend and landing at the Tower Butte. The chopper pilot Josh was very friendly and did a great job from the departure and return. Mike - the funny and entertaining manager at the front desk was also very helpful and he kept us up to date with the current condition due to the wind gust the day we were supposed to take the tour. He is very accommodating to rebook us on a different day and worked out just great. Thank you.

Everything perfectly organized. Landing on Tower Butte was a feat by our pilot. The panorama and view sensational. The service on the ground was great too! We were and are very excited!!!

Well worth the time and money - pilot very knowledgeable and personable. This was an exciting excursion!

Great tour and great driver and tour guide. True professionals.

Very fun way to see Horseshoe bend and then on to the butte!