Houseboating on Lake Powell, AZ/UT


Houseboating on Lake Powell with a group of friends and family is a great way to enjoy this serene and surreal landscape. 


We have done this houseboat trip twice with similar itineraries. The first was a 6 day/5 night trip in October of 2014. The second was a 5 day/4 night trip in October of 2020.

2020 Trip

Renting a Houseboat Logistics
Tips on renting a houseboat

Houseboating on Lake Powell – A Rough Start
Day 1 – Wahweap Marina to Gunsight Canyon. Post includes how not to beach the boat.
Day 2 – Gunsight to Oak Canyon
Day 3 – Oak Canyon
A second night at Oak Canyon. Post includes kayaking Secret Canyon.
Day 4 and 5 Oak Canyon to Face Canyon
Post includes camping in Face Canyon and the return back to the marina.

2014 Trip

Day 1 – Wahweap Marina to Gunsight Canyon
Post includes an introduction to the houseboating experience.
Day 2 – Gunsight Canyon to Oak Creek Bay
Day 3 – Oak Creek Bay
Post includes the best sunrise of the trip and a visit to Rainbow Bridge National Monument.
Day 4 – Oak Creek Bay to Rock Creek Bay
Post includes a boat trip up Secret Canyon and a great slot canyon a short distance up Rock Creek Canyon.
Day 5 – Rock Creek Bay to West Canyon
Post includes a hike up Rock Creek Canyon and a stunning sunset.
Day 6 – West Canyon to Wahweap Marina, AZ/UT
Gorgeous light for our last morning on the lake.

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