Lake Powell Camping/Hiking/Kayaking Trip
Lake Powell

October 2-7, 2021
 Trip is full. 

With the recent monthly kayaking day trips that our dedicated leader Chuck Parsons started, I had asked Chuck about going kayaking at Lake Powell. After a few texts and emails back and forth, here is what we came up with.

If you have not been to Page/Lake Powell area, here is the opportunity to explore that special corner of Arizona with your fellow Trailblazers. There is a galore of activity possibilities (see below). The area is part of the Grand Circle, covering nearly 1500 square miles of the Colorado Plateau. It comprises a variety of canyons, monuments and rock formations. For further reading, check out Visit Lake Powell.

We will be camping at Wahweap Campground from October 2 to October 7, 2021, consisting of 5 nights with 4 full days to play. The campground has drinking water, flush toilets, showers/extra cost, fire pits, picnic tables, even WiFi and a swimming beach. More about the campground at Wahweap Campground.

In terms of schedule of activities for the 4 days, at the present time, Chuck and I are thinking 2 days of hiking, 1 day of sightseeing, 1 day of kayaking. Nothing is carved in stone and we’ll adjust as needed. Kayak owners will bring their own vessels. Plenty of water toys are available for rent. I am open to let non-owners use my kayak when it’s not in the water with me.

The group site costs $175.53 per night. They allow max 10 tents, 10 vehicles and 25 people. The total for 5 nights is $877.65, to be divided evenly among all participants. The sign up process is like usual—first come, first served.

In your email, indicate the number of occupants for your tent. After we have people signed up with 10 tents, then a waiting list will be established. The people/parties with a tent spot will receive information about payments like how much and where to mail your check.

If you cancel for any reason after signing up and sending your check, you can only be refunded if someone on the waiting list can take your place. If there is no one on the waiting list, you will need to find a replacement yourself. Otherwise, it would be unfair to the other participants to pay more money because of your cancellation.

HIKES & OTHER ACTIVITIES AROUND THE LAKE POWELL AREA

  1. Kayaking on Lake Powell near the Wahweap Campground area.
  2. Wahweap Overlook—best place to overlook Lake Powell and Wahweap Marina.
  3. Glen Canyon Dam Overlook—A short hike down a set of rock-carved stairs leads to this viewpoint on the rim of the river & dam.
  4. Glen Canyon Dam Tour—walking tour inside the dam.
  5. Lees Ferry Area—beautiful beach area on the Colorado River, with historic buildings & launch site for rafting tours down the Colorado.
  6. Rainbow Bridge National Monument—world’s highest natural bridge.
  7. Porcupine Canyon—7 miles East of Page, AZ Mile Marker 302.
  8. Horseshoe Bend—classic overlook of a bend in the Colorado River.
  9. Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park—Desert park in the Navajo Nation territory featuring a series of slot canyons and trails.
  10. Antelope Canyon—beautiful slot canyon near the lake.

Contact:


Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club, Phoenix, Arizona
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updated July 25, 2021