Lake Powell connects to the Colorado River which flows into The Grand Canyon. They are all connected.
No need to comparison shop here: Colorado River Discovery is the only company with concessions from the National Park Service to run tours along this portion of the river.
The full day tour goes all the way to Lees Ferry, where you then board a shuttle back to Page. The full day tour is also available by human powered paddle rafts as well as motorized ones, which sounds pretty idyllic. Still, I was quite happy we’d settled on the half day tour, where we went down to Horseshoe Bend and then turned around and returned by raft. Depending on the time of year there are one or two departures per day, typically an afternoon and a very early morning option. There are options to package the tour with a helicopter trip, with a kayaking tour of Lake Powell, or with a slot canyon trip. Note that the slot canyon trip does not go to the famed Antelope Canyon, rather to an alternative slot canyon known as “Secret Canyon.” On the upside or downside, depending on your point of view, the trip is made by Hummer.
In compliance with Homeland Security policies, only clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags will be permitted on our 1/2 Day river trips. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags. Your wallets and cameras are welcome.
Throughout the trip we’d continually exclaimed how amazing it was that we were on this trip, how much we loved it, how we couldn’t believe our parents didn’t bring us here as teenagers… and how we never would would have appreciated it as bratty teenagers.
Mostly miserable looking families and disgruntled senior citizens.
Page AZ — two nights here. Could have done four or five
Spend the night in St. George, Utah at Temple View RV resort. We’d picked it because it had a hot tub we thought we’d use to toast to our final night on the road, but we got there after dark and didn’t bother. There was also shuffle boards, a fitness room, a pool and more. We were in a city with a movie theater and McDonald’s accross the street, so the rural charm of our previous digs was replaced with luxurious free hot showers. We did get a hilarious taste of the RV world that we hadn’t seen at our other stops — this was more or less a retirement village filled partially with fully parked trailers of snowbirds who come for the winter and rent by the month, and partially with gargantuan luxury RVs that could easily double as a fleet of tour buses.