Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Situated in northern Arizona and southern Utah, Glen Canyon is a protected and managed designated recreational playground.
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Arch in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

To be sure, the Grand Canyon region is one tremendous adventure playground. But in addition to the country's most famous natural wonder, this region is home to National Recreation Areas, so named for their bountiful recreational opportunities.

The Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is situated in northern Arizona and southern Utah. It is a protected and managed designated recreational playground. Visitors to the Grand Canyon, Arizona and Utah are the benefactors. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy great fishing, boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, swimming, hiking, mountain biking and camping opportunities that are unmatched. Guided adventures of every type are also available.

Originally one of America’s premier desert canyons, this large manmade lake is a perfect place to catch a few days of solitude before moving back into the fast-paced world of work life. Slot canyons, fishing, a round of golf and Lake Powell are all options for the adventurous traveler looking to play outside.

This recreational area's star attraction is Lake Powell, the second largest manmade lake in the U. S. Enjoy this area's golden cliffs, lush hanging gardens, impossibly narrow slot canyons, and the brilliant blue paradox of Lake Powell. Consider a boat, or houseboat rental and enjoy one of the most exciting adventures available on what is second largest man-made lake in the U. S.

Only have a little time? Then, enjoy a tour of the Glen Canyon Dam.