Alstrom Point is considered to be the best overlook of Lake Powell. It is about
2 hr drive from Page.
Year round, prefer to come at the afternoon for sunset and overnight camping or
for sunrise over Lake Powel.
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.
thoughts: One of the most beautiful viewing points I ever visited, amazing sunset
or sunrise view of the Lake Powel.
89 west and from Glen Canyon bridge measure 14.4 miles to Ethan Allen Way in
Big Water right turn.
this point there is 25.5 miles drive to the viewing point.
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.
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.
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
park just at the edge of the cliff and will have all the lake view down beneath
is within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and to the best of my
understanding overnight camping is allowed.