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Old 08-12-2008, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I already posted this in the Utah forum... thought I'd try AZ as well...

I'm hoping someone can help me. We're coming up to Kanab this weekend to get out of Tucson for a bit. We'll be doing the obligatory Grand Canyon trip (my husband's never been there), but what I'm really wanting to do is visit Lake Powell.

I'd like to have a way to go on the lake, and not just drive up click a picture and leave. I'm trying to find somewhere that rents canoes or kayaks around there, but I'm finding mostly tours.

Is it better to go on a tour than just exploring by yourself? I've found some motorized boats and jet skis, but I don't feel like shelling out $200 for a day when I'm perfectly happy to paddle around.

Any help or advice would be very appreciated.
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Keep in mind the sheer HUGENESS (is that a word? LOL) of Lake Powell. In a canoe or kayak, you will only manage to explore the main bay area right outside Wahweap in one day....certainly not a disappointment, but not even close to a hair of what the entire lake has to offer. There are some trips up the lake to Rainbow Bridge...I'd strongly suggest that trip. I'd also suggest one of these:
Lake Powell Cruises - Boat Tours and Activities
as opposed to you trying to strike out on your own. You'll see a lot more and probably enjoy the scenery more when you stick with a tour that knows all the cool slot canyons and vistas. It may be a little more than you are budgeting, but I am sure other people can vouch that without a motorized boat, you are severely restricting your mobility and ability to reach some of the more awesome sites at the lake.
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Thanks Rich. I'm definitely debating that. I'm also worried about being in a teeny tiny kayak negotiating through tons of jet skis and houseboats.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Yep...that's what you'd be dealing with if you dumped your kayak in at Wahweap. Now, you may have better luck if you dropped in at Hite or Antelope Point, but I would say that one of those guided tours is your better bet. You can search for others; that's just the first one I came across. I am sure they are plentiful. Good luck!
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