Lake Powell

A rare place of untouched nature and solitude

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Sunrise on a cliff above San Juan river.

Lake Powell is an artificial lake made by flooding of the Glen Canyon, named so by the great explorer John Wesley Powell himself. I did not see many photos of the canyon before flooding, but it was supposedly incredibly beautiful

The water might have covered amazing canyons, but is also adds another dimension to the area. It's really a boater's paradise with numerous beaches and small canyons reachable by boat only. There area few spots where a rough road reaches the lake shore. Rarely, if ever, I saw another soul on these roads.

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Valley of the Gods near Monument Valley.

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On a plateau high above the lake Powell - Smoky mountain road.

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Dirt road running along the Comb ridge.

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Monument Valley sunset.

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Riding buddy at Toroweap point - a little known and hard to reach part of the Grand Canyon NP. The Gestapo has arrived at this remote location too. Now one needs an advanced reservation to camp there.

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Mesa Romana - blissfully remote. One can still have the whole place to himself (most of the time).

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Bizarre scenery near the Lake Powell.

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The classic view of the Mittens, Monument Valley.

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Early morning ride outside the Monument Valley.

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Valley of the Gods.

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Clearing storm above Lake Powell.

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Not a soul for miles and miles around - between Capitol Reef NP and Lake Powell.

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Dollhouse area of the Canyonlands NP is rather hard to reach.

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A spire on the way to the Dollhouse.

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Blue sky, fluffy clouds, red towers and nobody around - this is what the Lake Powell is all about.

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Capitol Reef NP.

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Muley point - becoming increasingly popular.

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One of the approach roads to the Lake Powell.

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Capitol Reef NP.

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Capitol Reef NP.