At the docks we boarded a pontoon raft capable of holding up to 24 people…we only had 12 on ours so it was a peaceful ride. Our guide Nate told us a little of the area’s history, pointed out some interesting geologic formations, and various wildlife (we saw a few bighorn sheep.)
Nate kept it fun while we relaxed and enjoyed the ride. Do bring your camera. There is no splashing on the way to Horseshoe Bend and you can use the plastic bag to protect it on the way back when there is some spray.
We docked at Boater’s Beach at the foot of Horseshoe Bend. We walked a short path to see some petroglyphs…there was a National Park Ranger answering questions about them. Then we dipped our toes in the frigid 47 degree water…some folks had their swim suits and were brave enough to go all the way in.
Back on the boat, we went a little further around the bend to see some interesting rock formations and then we motored back to the Dam access tunnel.
To see my other Glen Canyon National Recreation Area posts, please click on the links:
- Horseshoe Bend
- Lone Rock Beach
- Navajo Bridge
- Wahweap Overlook & Marina
- Hanging Garden Trail
- Glen Canyon Dam and Overlook
- Antelope Canyon
Location: 130 6th Ave, Page, AZ
Designation: National Recreation Area
Date designation declared: 10/27/1972
Date of my visit: 8/18/2014