Glen Canyon National Recreation Area


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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Address:PO Box 1507
691 Scenic View Dr
Page, AZ 86040

Phone:928-608-6200
Fax:928-608-6259
Web: www.nps.gov/glca/
Size: 1,254,429 acres.
Established: Administered under cooperative agreements between Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Department of the Interior, April 18, 1958, and September 17, 1965. Established as a national recreation area on October 27, 1972.
Location:In southeastern Utah and northern Arizona, encompassing the area surrounding Lake Powell, which stretches for 186 miles along the old Colorado River channel behind Glen Canyon Dam. Lees Ferry and the Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center are located on AZ 89A. Carl Hayden Visitor Center in Page, AZ is on AZ 89. The Bullfrog Visitor Center is located on UT 276. Halls Crossing is also reached by UT 276. Hite is located just off UT 95.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), lodging, groceries, restaurant/snacks, boat rental, boat ramp, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, kayaking, boating, fishing, scuba diving, water-skiing, hunting, auto touring, ranger programs, guided tours.
Special Features:This park lies in the midst of the most rugged canyon country on the Colorado Plateau. Lake Powell's 1,960 miles of shoreline provide a variety of water-based recreational opportunities.

See other parks in Arizona.
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The Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan has been a collaborative effort with the public, other government agencies, tribes, and Utah counties that border Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, said Glen Canyon Superintendent William Shott.
The National Park Service estimates that the Grand Canyon National Park had 4,930,151 visitors in 1999, while the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area attracted approximately 2,667,249 visitors in 1999 -- a total of over 7.
Midway between the Canyonlands and Grand Canyon national parks, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area provides natural and human-made ecosystems.
There are some very steep-sided walls,'' said Eileen Martinez, a ranger for the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
Presolicitation:Solicitation For The Award Of A Concession Contract To Provide Interpretive River Raft Trips Within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Perhaps even more important," says Max King, chief of interpretation at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, "they provide a tangible, inspiring connection to the determined spirit of the early explorers of this land.
At Monday's hearing, San Juan County Commissioner Bill Redd said county residents fear the birds' reintroduction will lead to limits on tourism at Hall's Crossing Marina and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area at Lake Powell.
ARAMARK also partners with the National Park Service to manage hospitality programs and guest services inside Shenandoah National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Mesa Verde National Park, Gettysburg National Military Park, Denali National Park, and Glacier Bay National Park.
The fourth such release, the goal is to enhance the environment in Grand Canyon National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area while continuing to meet water and power delivery needs and allowing continued scientific experimentation and monitoring on the Colorado River.
According to Jack Schmidt, a geomorphologist at Utah State University, the quantity of water flowing through Canyonlands National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and Lake Mead National Recreation Area is not radically different than it was before the dams.
Photo: Catch tour boats atmarinas for trips to Lake Powell's canyons and other attractions in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (outlined)
is located on the border of Utah and Arizona in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and offers nearly 2,000 miles of spectacular shoreline with towering red rock sandstone cliffs, more than 90 major canyons, blue-green water and sandy beaches.