Following a tunnel down to the waters edge, a group of 15 of us boarded the pontoon. Leaving our hard hats behind, I glanced up at the massive Glen Canyon dam 700 feet above us. As we started to push off, I caught a glimpse of a fly fisherman on a small rocky patch alongside the sandstone cliffs. He looked like a speck of dust against the cavernous rocks that loomed over us from both sides.
Gliding along the smooth Colorado River, the edges of the sandstone played tricks on my eyes as the surface reflections danced with the ripples the pontoon made as it pushed on.
The views on this river are unbelievable to say the least. And I think everyone was in awe as I don't recall hearing much from the onlookers.
If you get a chance to head up North to explore, this half day pontoon rafting tour is a definite must for a relaxing view of the Colorado River. You'll also get a chance to learn a lot about the history of this dam and the rock formations. Tickets need to be purchased in advance at $89 per person.