Is Lake Powell good in the winter?

Is Lake Powell good in the winter?

Calm waters. A Lake Powell vacation in the winter can be quite the serene experience. Unlike summer, the busiest season for the lake, winter on the water means better fishing conditions and more hiking opportunities.

Is Lake Powell open in the winter?

Anglers and boaters delight in year-round activity on Lake Powell. The water does not freeze over, except at its northernmost point. Houseboat owners use the winter to get their vessels ready for summer use.

Can you swim in Lake Powell in the winter?

Water is very refreshing during warm months though too cold for comfort during winter. You can swim, kayak and paddle board anywhere on the lake except for marinas and close to the dam.

How do you get to Rainbow Bridge tour?

Boat tours to Rainbow Bridge are available from the park’s concessioner, Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas. Tours depart from Wahweap Marina about 50 miles on the lake from Rainbow Bridge. The tour is an all day excursion. For boat tour information and reservations visit or call 800-528-6154.

Is Lake Powell warm in the winter?

In the summer, records show that temperatures can reach up to 99 °F, making the water nice and warm for water sports and swimming. However, in the winter, temps can drop as low as 27 °F at night, so you’ll want to plan accordingly.

Is Lake Powell warm in December?

Average water temperatures fluctuate from a chilly 46 degrees F in February to an inviting 80 degrees F in August. Cold water months: January, 47; March, 52; December, 53; April 54; November 62. Warmest water months: July and September, 76; June, 70; May, 64, October, 69.

What is there to do in Page AZ in the winter?

11 Spectacular Things to Do in Page AZ

  1. Go Down Under at Antelope Canyon (Lower and Upper)
  2. Stand on the Edge at Horseshoe Bend.
  3. Get Chilly (in 110°F) on the Colorado River.
  4. Hike to Hanging Garden.
  5. Explore Glen Canyon Dam.
  6. Discover Dinosaurs at the Dinosaur Project.
  7. Explore Lake Powell.
  8. Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

Can you get to Rainbow Bridge without a tour?

Rainbow Bridge can be reached by boat on Lake Powell or by hiking one of two trails around Navajo Mountain on the Navajo Nation, by permit only. Boat tours are available.

What is the best month to go to Lake Powell?

September is the ideal month for travel to Lake Powell as the air temperature has cooled off a bit, yet the water is still extremely warm and the crowds have dispersed somewhat. It usually rains a great deal in September. Early October is surprisingly a great time to visit Lake Powell as long as the weather holds.

How cold does Lake Powell get in the winter?

Can you go to Horseshoe Bend in the winter?

Spring and fall are the best times to visit Horseshoe Bend because the weather is mildest. This time, we visited Horseshoe Bend in the winter. It had snowed the night before in Page. Most of the snow around Horseshoe Bend melted in the morning once the sun rose but it was still coat and sweater weather.

How long of a boat ride is it from Wahweap to Rainbow Bridge?

approximately 2 hours
DEPARTING WAHWEAP MARINA A Rainbow Bridge Tour 5 hours. The trip to Rainbow Bridge is 50 lake miles and takes approximately 2 hours, depending on weather conditions and lake levels.

How long does it take to get to Rainbow Bridge from Wahweap by boat?

about 3 to 4 hours
Wahweap Marina to Rainbow Bridge is 50 miles. Bullfrog Marina to Rainbow Bridge is also 50 miles. From both of these marinas, it will take about 3 to 4 hours with your own boat. If taking a boat tour, depending on the nature of the tour, it could take anywhere from 4 hours to all day.

Is December a good time to visit the Horseshoe Bend?

The busiest times at Horseshoe Bend are from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the morning and 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the late afternoon. It’s slightly less busy in off-season and shoulder season: From October/November until February. However, it always gets crowded around Christmas and New Year’s.

Can you see Rainbow Bridge from Lake Powell?

Rainbow Bridge is only accessible by boat on Lake Powell or by land over a 14+ mile trail from the Navajo Nation. See the map to understand the monument’s remote location.

  • August 17, 2022