Covering an area of over 1.2 million acres of southern Utah, the Glen Canyon National Park provides nature lovers with many sightseeing and outdoor opportunities. So does the lovely Lake Powell. Check out all the great adventures in the park like the Orange Cliffs and Agua Tierra Trail. Tours like the Lake Powell kayaking tour can really complete your next holiday or vacation.
Agua Tierra Trail
Translated as the water-earth trail, the Agua Tierra Trail running through the Glan Canyon National Park is a 0.6-mile trail of desert landscape, cultivated gardens and many examples of erosion and land formations made over time. There are 11 different markers along the hike to point out specific areas of interest. The trail is an easy hike that will take you about 45 minutes to an hour; be sure to bring water and sun protection. There are guidebooks available about the trail at the visitors center that will explain the history of the trail and the "leave no trace" policy of the park. Your hike will begin at the Wild Rose building in the park near the Lake Powell Resort Lodge.
Lake Powell Kayak and Hiking Tour
See the amazing cliffs and landscape of Glen Canyon when you go kayaking through the canyons surrounding Lake Powell. This 3-hour tour of the lake includes kayaking and hiking. It takes you along the hillsides around the lake. Enjoy picturesque views of places like Ice Cream Canyon and the Wahweap Bay. Often used by photographers and movie makers, Lake Powell spans a distance of over 186 miles, and the crystal clear waters of the lake are in stark contrast to the colors displayed in the cliffs above the waters. Your tour will include a guide and all the gear you will need for the trip. It even includes time for a swim in the lake during your tour.
Lake Powell Tours
Camping in Orange Cliffs
Enjoy the scenic wonders of the Orange Cliffs in the Glen Canyon National Park. As one of the most picturesque locations in the park, the Orange Cliffs are among the most arid parts of desert. Backpacking and camping is allowed in the area with a "leave no trace" policy, and vehicle campers are allowed into the campground with restrictions. The Orange Cliffs section of the park is a great location for those who enjoy nature and sightseeing at its best. For your protection, it is recommended that you bring plenty of fresh drinking water. Always hike with a friend, staying on all marked trails and roadways during your travels.
Article Written By Carl Pruit
Carl Pruit has been a freelance writer since 2005, specializing in service journalism and travel. His work has appeared on various websites. Born and raised in California, Pruit attended Contra Costa Community College in San Pablo, Calif. and received an associate degree in the administration of justice.