Towering Sandstone - Lake Powell, Arizona

One of the highlights for me visiting Page was our boat ride to Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Reflecting back on the 4-hour round trip ride, I am not sure what was most impressive: Rainbow Bridge or the sandstone rock formations along the way. As we left Page, the formations kept getting more and more impressive. They tower above Lake Powell, and you feel quite insignificant in comparison to the overall landscape. To give a feel on how big some of the formations are, I included a houseboat in this composition. The houseboats on Lake Powell are no small things, ranging from 50 -75 feet long and sleep anywhere between 8-16 people. I am not sure how big the houseboat in this photo is, but it is so small in comparison to the formation. I think it gives some scale to the landscape along Lake Powell.