Lake Powell's Escalante Arm, Utah - A Guest Photo Set
Ray Leese was a professional kayaking and fishing outfitter at Lake Powell
in northern Arizona / southern Utah. As such he got to explore
some of the lake's most fascinating areas.
The photo set below, which he has contributed, shows some scenes from
the lake's remote Escalante Arm. The Escalante River is a major tributary
of the Colorado River. While the Escalante's lowest reaches and canyons have
been flooded by Lake Powell, much of this river system remains intact. It features
narrow sandstone canyons rich in natural landmarks and prehistoric sites
and artifacts. The upper reaches of the river are now part of the new Grand Staircase
Escalante National Monument.
The photo set below includes a well preserved Anasazi dwelling, petroglyphs,
and scenes from Coyote Gulch, including the famed Hamblin Arch. The scenic
Hurricane Wash / Coyote Gulch (which flows into the Escalante) trail system
has been a favorite for generations of backpackers. It is also reachable from
Lake Powell with light craft such as a kayak. Click on any photo below to view
some very nice enlargements.
Enter the Lake Powell Travel Guide and try
our interactive point-and-click map to learn about the area's top
attractions. The guide also includes a list of campgrounds, a complete place listing,
and useful links for area services and information.
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An account of the author's existence, observations and reflections, as a seasonal park ranger in southeast Utah.
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The Canyon Country of the Colorado Plateau generally encompasses the
area surrounding Lake Powell in southern Utah and northern Arizona.
The pages below offer a sampling of the wide variety of sights and
experiences available in the area.
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Glen Canyon NRA/Lake Powell is located in southern Utah. The Glen Canyon Dam and southern tip of the lake is in Arizona. The area's centers of activity are the Wahweap Marina and nearby Page, Arizona. Both are adjacent to highway US 89.
Flagstaff, Arizona, lies 130 miles south on US 89, where connections can be made south on I-17 to Phoenix or east/west on I-40. Heading north on US 89, you may access I-15 connecting to Las Vegas or Salt Lake City.
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