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From the top of Wahweap Overlook, there are panoramic views of Wahweap Bay and the surrounding waters of Lake Powell. There is a signed turnoff on highway 89 about 3 miles North of the dam. Follow the short dirt road, to the parking lot. There is a shade shelter and a bench.
We stopped at the overlook on our way to dinner at the marina and were lucky enough to see a thunderstorm descending on the far side of Lake Powell. We stayed for a while, trying to capture photos of the lightning strikes and enjoying to cool breeze.
Down at the marina, we had dinner on the roof deck of a restaurant on one of the docks. The restaurant itself was nothing special, but the view made it worth the trip. We watched the sun set and saw a rainbow after the storm passed.
To see my other Glen Canyon National Recreation Area posts, please click on the links:
- Horseshoe Bend
- Lone Rock Beach
- Navajo Bridge
- Hanging Garden Trail
- Colorado River & Petroglyph Walk
- Glen Canyon Dam and Overlook
- Antelope Canyon
Location: 100 Lakeshore Drive, Wahweap Marina
Designation: National Recreation Area
Date designated or established: 10/27/1972
Date of my visit: 8/18/2014