TRAVEL TO LAKE POWELL
Lake Powell is on the Utah-Arizona border.
Options for travel to Lake Powell include flying, driving, or both:
Option 1. Driving
Driving directions are on the maps below.
If you like a long, scenic road trip, this might be the ticket.
Option 2. Flying
To fly to Lake Powell, first fly to Phoenix, AZ (e.g., check the
fares at orbitz.com).
(We typically fly on America West
Santa Barbara to Phoenix. Although it is a lot cheaper flying from
prefer to avoid the crowds and hassle at LAX.)
Once in Phoenix, there
are usually 3 flights a day to/from Phoenix, AZ and Page, AZ
Great Lakes Airlines
(800-554-5111). It is about an hour flight and usually
$85 - $100 each way if you book reservations at least 3 weeks in advance.
(Also, here's the link to the
City of Page Airport.
Airlines also has flights to/from Phoenix, AZ and Page, AZ, but you
might check first if it is a direct flight.
Once at the Page, AZ airport, you can take the Wahweap Shuttle van to Lake
Marina, which is
free. It is about a 15 minute drive.
They will pick you up
at the airport
-- phone them at: 800-528-6154
are two rental car agencies at the Page airport. You might
want to rent a car for 24 hours if you arrive the day before the trip.
- Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Page Airport:
- Avis Rental Car, Page Airport: 928-645-2024
Option 3. Both -- flying to Las Vegas or Phoenix, renting a car, and then
driving to Lake
If you are up for a scenic road trip, this is a nice option.
It is about a 5 - 5.5
hour drive from either Las Vegas or Phoenix to
If you are trying to keep costs down, considering flying into Las Vegas,
with others who will also be on the houseboat trip, and rent an SUV or van
that you can share for the drive to Lake Powell. For example, you
might arrive in
Las Vegas early in the morning and drive Lake Powell so that you will
early to mid-afternoon. Or, arrive the night before and stay in a
hotel on the strip.
Unless you carpool,
doesn't save a lot of money compared to simply
flying into Page, AZ tho.
Having a rental car does give you the flexibility to explore
Page / Lake Powell,
or nearby attractions
such as the Grand Canyon, Zion
National Park, Monument
Valley, etc., by car
before or after the houseboat trip.
Consider spending the night before the houseboat trip
hotel or motel in Page, or, on the houseboat on the buoy.
Spending the night before in Page, AZ is often a good idea to avoid last
minute hassles. The houseboat will usually embark in the early
typically about noon or 1:00 pm. Also, it gives you
a bit of time to explore
Page, AZ, the Glen Canyon Dam, and the Wahweap marina, as well as buy
any items you forgot
to bring with you (sundries, water toys, bedding, etc.).
Days Inn or
Best Western Lake Powell
pages, or the links
Links page for other places
to stay in Page, AZ.
- For trips scheduled to depart on a Sunday
can board the houseboat the Saturday before. If you would
like to spend
Saturday evening on the houseboat on the marina buoy,
instead of at
a Page hotel or motel, that will work too. (During the day, tho,
it can sometimes get a bit bumpy from the wakes of boats passing by
in the marina.)
This is a particularly good option if you are bringing a jet ski, ski boat,
sail boat. They can be launched from the launch ramp on Saturday
tied up to the houseboat, and we can be ready to go earlier
in the day on Sunday.
Once you are at the Wahweap Marina: Getting from shore to the
on the buoy.
If you need to get from the shore to the
houseboat on the buoy (if for some
reason we can't pick you up), there
is a free water taxi service: Aramark Executive
If you need to contact us on the houseboat, you
might ask a boater at the launch ramp to hail the "My Little Runaway"
on their marine radio.
Some handy phone numbers and websites
(also see the Links page for related websites):
AIRLINE / AIRPORT:
RENTAL CARS AT PAGE:
- Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Page Airport: 928-645-1449
- Avis Rental Car, Page Airport: 928-645-2024
SHUTTLE / TAXI IN PAGE:
- Free Wahweap Shuttle 928-645-2433 / 800-528-6154
- Grand Circle Shuttle 928-645-6806
- The Brewery (taxi) 928-645-2262
PAGE HOTELS / MOTELS:
- Days Inn
Best Western Lake Powell: 520-645-5889
- SUPER 8 MOTEL 928-645-2858
DAYS INN MOTEL 928-645-2800
MOTEL 6 928-645-5888
WAHWEAP LODGE 928-645-2433
- Bashas’ (Groceries) 928-645-3291
- Wal-Mart 928-645-2622
PAGE BOAT / KAYAK RENTALS:
WATER TAXI (to get from shore to the
houseboat on the marina buoy):
- Aramark Executive Services: 928-645-2433
Will take you from the Wahweap Marina to the houseboat
on the buoy.
For a fee, will move houseboat to a slip for loading /
- Wahweap Marina
AFTER TRIP HOUSEBOAT CLEANUP:
- MAIDS ON CALL 435-675-3765
- Satories Crew 928-645-5121 / 645-0069
- Want to check your email before or after the trip? Stop by the
479 S. Lake Powell Blvd, Page. 928-645-4270.
- EMERGENCY: 911
- NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE 1-800-608-6200
- COAST GUARD EMERGENCIES 1-800-321-4400
- ARIZONA HIGHWAY PATROL 602-223-2000
- COCONINO SHERIFFS OFFICE 1-800-338-7888
- PAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT 928-645-2461
- PAGE HOSPITAL 928-645-2424
- AAA ROAD SERVICE 1-800-222-4357
- ARIZONA ROAD CONDITIONS 1-888-411-7623
- WAHWEAP MARINA 928-645-2433
MY LITTLE RUNAWAY HOUSEBOAT:
HOUSEBOAT MAINTENANCE / REPAIR:
Lake Powell Water World: 928-645-8845
MLR HOUSEBOAT BOARD MEMBERS:
PRESIDENT, BILL MARYAN 623-551-0229
VP MAINTENANCE, DENNIS CAREY 602-763-4199
TREASURER, GLORIA ZAKAR 505-672-1217
SECRETARY, TOM NELSON 602-843-2421
For more services in Page, see:
City of Page /
PowellGuide.com / Page - Lake
Powell Chamber of Commerce
If you have extra vacation time before or after the
here are some attractions you might want to explore:
At or near
Horse Shoe Bend
In the "Grand
Circle" area (see map below):
Wahweap Marina map from
RiverLakes website maps
Wahweap Marina in the distance.
For more detailed information see the Lake Powell Resorts and Marina's
Getting to Lake Powell
Here is a link to
Lake Powell map in PDF format
RiverLakes' clickable maps
of Lake Powell's waterways and canyons, with
information about beaching areas.
Another clickable map from
Fred's Guide to Lake Powell.