Alstrom Point

Introduction:

Where? : Located deep in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area remote section in Utah, 2-3 hr drive out of Page Arizona.

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What? : Alstrom Point is considered to be the best overlook of Lake Powell. It is about 2 hr drive from Page.

 

When? : Year round, prefer to come at the afternoon for sunset and overnight camping or for sunrise over Lake Powel.


 

Due note: 90% of the road is accessible for any vehicle but for the last few miles a high clearance 4x4 vehicle is needed. For the last two miles the road travels over slickrock, with moderate driving difficulty and it is not well marked but you can figure out the direction to take and see where you need to go.

 

My thoughts: One of the most beautiful viewing points I ever visited, amazing sunset or sunrise view of the Lake Powel.



 

The visit:

 

How to get there:


Take hwy 89 west and from Glen Canyon bridge measure 14.4 miles to Ethan Allen Way in Big Water right turn.

From this point there is 25.5 miles drive to the viewing point.

Take Ethan Allen Way for 0.3 miles and make a right onto Glen Canyon National Park Road (this is BLM road #300, there is a “300” sign on the wheelhouse). Another 0.5 miles you will take down to Wahweap Creek which normally has a little running water in it, easy to cross.



The paved road turn into well maintained wide dirt road. This road is following the foothill of the mountain ridge on your left. After 9.4 miles from hwy 89 you will pass right turn into Crosby Canyon, keep going straight. After 13 miles from the starting point turn right into #340, after another mile turn right again, at mile 18.2 from hwy 89 there is another turn right to #264, from here additional 7 miles will take you to the top of the ridge viewpoint.


Once you cross the 1 mile of unmarked rocky technical section and the road climb the last hill try to find the viewpoint on your left where it has better open view on the lake.

 

You will park just at the edge of the cliff and will have all the lake view down beneath you.

 

This point is within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and to the best of my understanding overnight camping is allowed.

 

www:

https://www.thewave.info/AlstromPointCode/Map.html

https://www.maathiildee.com/en/alstrom-point-best-camping-view-over-lake-powell/

 

Map:

https://ha6p12plhyx357mht49xszmp-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/AlstromPointDirections.pdf

http://npmaps.com/wp-content/uploads/glen-canyon-map.jpg

 

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