Straddling the Arizona/Utah border, Lake Powell has nearly two-thousand miles of shoreline - more than the whole west coast of America. This vast body of deep blue water is actually a reservoir contained within red-orange cliff walls of Glen Canyon on the Colorado River.
As you can imagine, the area is prime for water based activities. Rent canoes, jet skis and powerboats and spend the day exploring. If you fancy some extra time on the water - houseboats are a very popular form of accommodation - especially with larger families. Meander through the various canyons and when you feel like a swim - drop the anchor and dive in - you'll find some of the best sandy beaches in the west. If you don't fancy a houseboat, there are resorts and hotels around Lake Powell and nearby in Page.