Our week here at Lake Powell has flown by as most weeks seem to. We would stay longer, but the weather is calling for some storms and unlike most of our spots, this one isn’t free. So we are heading over to Hurricane, Utah for some mountain biking and to visit with some friends that recently moved to the area.
For our last days here on Lake Powell we had a beach day where we took the paddleboards out from camp to explore some nearby canyons on the lake. Then we rode the only mountain bike trail in the area back in Page, Arizona.
Lake Powell Paddle
One of the things that makes Lake Powell so cool is that it is oddly shaped with a lot of narrow canyons and arms of the lake. From the Lone Rock Campground there is a nearby canyon called Lone Rock Canyon that supposedly goes back a few miles and is a good paddling route. Leaving from camp we paddled around Lone Rock and then back to explore the canyon. We made it into the canyon, but due to the extremely low water levels we reached mud and dry ground after maybe a half mile into the canyon. We hiked a bit into the canyon where normally we would be able to paddle to check it out. It was still pretty cool, but would have been better if it was filled with water.
Rim Trail Mountain Bike Ride
The City of Page created a multi-use trail that circles around the city and then goes along the rim of the lake for a few miles. Conveniently the trail’s name is the Page Rim Trail. We had to check it out since it was the only mountain bike singletrack in the area. It isn’t necessarily an exciting trail by any means, but it was fun and had some good views of the lake. At only 10ish miles long it was also fairly short, but it gave us time to get some chores done while we were in Page.