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.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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"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."
Although itAAEs part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, nothing about it initially seems remarkable.
Fifteen miles to the west, beyond the river and across the northern extension of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, the Orange Cliffs rise in an undifferentiated wall at the edge of the San Rafael Desert, and in the Jar distance (now we're talking 80 to 100 miles), Boulder Mountain and the Aquarius Plateau block my view into Nevada.
At Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, public safety is a big job.
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)
Page is a gateway to recreation on Lake Powell and the striking, sunsplashed scenery of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. In contrast to the area's natural wonders, Lake Havasu City sports an English village and double-decker bus to complement the London Bridge.
Animals have also been relocated from Lake Mead National Recreation Area to bolster the herds at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in southern Utah.