The Southwest is home to many magnificent sites. From historic hiking spots to stunning coves within the deep Black Canyons, there’s much to explore by land and boat. Up for a vacation that will satisfy your inner adventurous side? We’ve compiled a list of 3 major attractions near popular lakes in the Southwest.
Near Lake Mead: Historic Railroad Hiking Trail
The Historic Railroad Trail is an easy hike that takes you through five abandoned railroad tunnels towards the Hoover Dam in Southern Nevada. Hugging the southern shoreline of Lake Mead, this rail-trail offers panoramic views of the manmade lake, an ideal photo-op for the entire family. Learn more about how you can reach the trailhead here.
Near Lake Powell: Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon is a must see when you are near Lake Powell. It’s located near Page, AZ on Navajo Nation land, close to AZ 98 a few miles east of town (at milepost 299). It’s clear to see why Antelope Canyon is the most visited slot canyon in the Southwest. It’s extremely beautiful, and easily accessible. Visit at just the right time of day, and you may even catch a ray of sunshine beaming down through the cracks above hitting the smooth sand beneath your feet. Take our word for it, you will be awe-struck!
Near Lake Mohave: Emerald Cove
Close your eyes and imagine kayaking through a sparkling green cove surrounded by the towering Black Canyon walls. Is this what you started to envision? Make your day dream a reality by visiting this popular hangout spot called the “Emerald Cove” located within Lake Mohave. View this map to find the exact location.
Did any of these dreamy destinations catch your eye? Forgo your traditional camping trip and spend a few extra days and nights on the water in a comfy houseboat. Luckily, there are great houseboating marinas near Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, and Lake Powell. Make this vacay one to remember by renting a Forever Houseboat to complete your outdoor experience. Our houseboats can sleep up to 12 people, so invite your friends and family to enjoy it with you.