An Authentic Arizona Family Vacation

By Melanie Nayer

Rainbow-Bridge-Lake-PowellThere’s nothing more mesmerizing than viewing the Grand Canyon for the first time or hiking the Sedona Red Rocks. But there’s more to Arizona than these two famous hotspots. If you’re looking for an Arizona vacation away from the crowds, consider an authentic tour of America’s southwest.

Lake Powell, located in Arizona’s Glen National Recreation Area, offers a plethora of outdoor activities for families looking for an authentic adventure in the southwest. In addition to the scenic views and comfort of the outdoors, Lake Powell is home to the Rainbow Bridge, one of the largest natural bridges in the world, which this year celebrates its 100th anniversary. Rainbow Bridge National Monument is one of the most photographed geological wonders in the American West.

Lake Powell is a popular hotspot for houseboating, watersports, and camping. Don’t forget your camera! This Arizona gem features some of the most beautiful canyons and beaches – nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline with towering red rock sandstone cliffs and more than 90 major canyons. The Lake just opened it’s Castle Rock Cut – a shortcut that shaves 12 miles off travel between the upper and lower ends of the lake.

Prices range based on season. Peak Season Schedule and Pricing includes:

Rainbow Bridge, 9:00am-4:30pm, Apr 1-Oct 31, Adult- $171.78/Child- $101.37
Navajo Tapestry, 9:00am-12:00pm/1:00pm- 4:00pm, Apr 1-Oct 31, Adult- $75.60/Child- $45.49
1 1/2 Hour Antelope Canyon, 8:00am-7:45pm, Apr 1-Oct 31, Adult- $39.40/Child- $24.34
Dinner Cruise, Apr 1 – Oct 31 (for select days and times click here), Adult- $111.63/Child-$62.67

In addition, guided tours including fishing excursions, horseback riding, and Hummer tours are available.