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Alstrom Point, Lake Powell – Part 2

Alstrom Point understandably attracts photographers and you can see why. It is one of the most dramatic vistas that can be reached within a few hours drive of Page, AZ.

Although I would typically prefer to be alone in my exploration of Alstrom Point, this couple of photographers made for a wonderful subject and helps illustrate the scale. After they took their sunset photographs they made their way out of the area and left us to our camping in isolation.

Photographers at Alstrom Point overlooking Padre Bay during Sunset
Alstrom Point is a great place to catch sunset photos
Alstrom Point Lake Powell
Alstrom Point Lake Powell

Photographing Sunsets over Lake Powell – Part 3

As usual in the Summer on Lake Powell your vacation may not include any clouds. Sunsets still offer us the canvas of the brilliant canyon walls and will reward you with breathtaking orange explosions of color.

These photographs were all taken from an observation point off Highway 89 between the North and South entrances to Wahweap Marina. It’s a quick gravel road uphill to a small parking lot. Please be careful entering and exiting this stop — it’s off the highway and there are not turn lanes.

Here we get a wonderful comparison in size between these massive houseboats in the marina and the surrounding canyons.

Sunset Lake Powell Wahweap Marina
Sunset Lake Powell Wahweap Marina

One of the most recognizable outcroppings in Lake Powell along Wahweap is Castle Rock, here it dwarfs a rental power boat cruising the bay.

Sunset Boater Castle Rock Lake Powell
Sunset Boater Castle Rock Lake Powell

Looking over Antelope Island into Arizona is Tower Butte. A good friend of mine was hired once to photograph a wedding performed on top of Tower Butte. Just a pilot, minister, the happy couple and this photographer were able to take the helicopter to it’s plateau — after quite a bit of work to get the necessary permission. The story is that they found a tee and some golf balls on top.

Sunset Tower Butte Lake Powell
Sunset Tower Butte Lake Powell