Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

When it comes to natural beauty, Utah has an embarrassment of riches. Chief among them is the spectacular Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Here, the Colorado River snakes through staggering red-rock canyons that have weathered over the centuries into wild shapes and colorful striations. This 1.2-million-acre area encompasses Lake Powell, the Rainbow Bridge Arch, the photogenic Horseshoe Bend, Lees Ferry, and more. Hike to the remote Reflection Canyon, paddle through hidden slot canyons, or marvel at the breathtaking sunsets over the water and the red rocks right from camp. There's so much to do and see in this otherworldly landscape that you might find yourself plotting a return trip before the sun sets on your first day.

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is a playground for adventurers of all stripes — you can choose to relax and swim in Lake Powell or head deep into the isolated red-rock canyons for hiking, paddling, and fishing. Bring a four-wheel-drive vehicle and drive through the desert on Hole-in-the-Rock Road, or explore the wilderness on a boat or road tour.

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How To Get To Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area stretches for miles from the Arizona border into southern Utah. The easiest access point is in Page, Arizona; take Highway 89 to reach the main visitor center. If you prefer the more remote northern end, take UT-95 to UT-276 and drive to Bullfrog or Halls Crossing.


Hwy 89 at Glen Canyon Dam, Page, AZ 86040

Fee: Entry Fee (per vehicle) $30.0

Fee: Entry Fee (per motorcycle) $25.0

Fee: Entry Fee (per person on foot or bicycle) $15.0

Fee: Entry Fee (per boat) $30.0

Whether you're coming to waterski on Lake Powell or hike deep into the red-rock canyons, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area delivers spectacular scenery and year-round sunshine. With its hot summers and pleasant winters, this region is a year-round hub of activity. An RV is a wonderful way to experience the park; it offers shelter from the sun and comfortable camping no matter when you visit.