Baby boomer travelers love to visit America’s National Parks, and one of the parks featured prominently on the bucket lists of a great many of them is stunningly beautiful Lake Powell in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area bordering the Arizona and Utah state lines.
Lake Powell is the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States (behind Lake Mead) and was created in 1966 by the damming of the Colorado River with the Glen Canyon Dam.
After the mighty Colorado River’s waters filled the reservoir, in 1972 the Glen Canyon Recreational Area became a land area managed by the National Park Service and today hosts over 2 million visitors each year.
After a wonderful night’s stay at Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas, our cruise boat headed out into Lake Powell with a 7:30 a.m. departure. For over two hours, we and our boat’s passengers were mesmerized by the unbelievable landscapes that continually unfolded before our eyes.
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The couple combined their years of entrepreneurship with a love of travel and set off to see if they could build success. The Roaming Boomers do occasionally accept free lodging, food and other gifts, but disclose that in their posts. They hope to build an audience of Baby Boomers who join them vicariously on their adventures. But they also hope to instill their love of travel so that the coming bubble of 79 million Boomers will join them.