To many who love primitive and pristine nature, Lake Powell is both a can’t-miss destination and something of a disappointment. It pretty much entirely surrounds the controversial issue of the Glen Canyon Dam. As a river guide once told us, “the best canyon in the world doesn’t make for a crappy lake.” More to the point, along with natural bridge, hole in the rock, and the surrounding area, this is a place you need to visit. The more daring among us will also find spots to cliff jump, but be careful. With varying water levels and shifting rocks, the area under the cliff needs to be thoroughly searched and all precautions should be taken.