Exploring The Chains gives visitors the opportunity for swimming, fishing, and viewing the Glen Canyon Dam from the Lake Powell side.

The lake is very deep at this location, make sure your entire party has relatively strong swimming skills. North of the parking area, you will find slick rock sand formations.

Directions: Just east of the Glen Canyon Dam, take a dirt road heading north off of highway 89.

Photos: D Convertini and Airflore

Pack List

  • Water
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, hat)
  • Towel & swimsuit
  • Fishing gear
  • Map
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RT Distance 1 Miles
Elevation Gain 15 Feet
Activities Chillin, Fishing, Swimming, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Loop
Features
Beach
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic
Swimming Hole

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