Incredibly beautiful and massive. Lake Powell is the second-largest man-made lake in America. When full. Powell is 186 miles long with over 90 side canyons, many of which are over 25 miles deep. Here is a startling fact. Lake Powell has almost 2,000 miles of shoreline which rivals the total coastline of the Pacific Coast states.
Lake Powell was created by the building of Glen Canyon Dam which was completed in 1966 after 10 years of 24/7 construction. The dam was built to harness the Colorado River and to generate electricity. To give you another idea of how massive this lake is, it took 17-years of Colorado River flow to fill Lake Powell.
It isn’t your typical Saturday getaway lake. Lake Powell is a vacation destination where the average stay is 4.5 days. As the sun rises each morning, the red rock cliffs and sandstone mesas glow setting the stage to enjoy one of the most scenic lakes you will ever experience. Its surrounding and vast Navajo Indian Reservation adds a southwest style of rustic elegance.
Deep blue crystal waters. Rose-colored sandy beaches. 360 degrees of astounding beauty. Spires, buttes, mesas, and canyon walls that once stood tall high above the Colorado River are now lakeside cliffs or small semi-submerged islands. Just try. There is no end to Lake Powell’s magnificence. It’s silky smooth water harbors the largest collection of houseboats in the county.
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