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Light illuminates the far distance of canyons cutting across water
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.
— Loren Eiseley
An Outdoor Oasis
Amidst scenic views and unique geology, adventure awaits at Glen Canyon. Find your peace on the brilliant blue Lake Powell—sit back, relax, and enjoy the water.
Glen Canyon is home to Lake Powell, the second largest human-made lake in the United States and heralded as a premier boating destination.

Stretching from the beginning of the Grand Canyon at Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is an unparalleled location for water-based and backcountry recreation.

Glen Canyon encompasses scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a panorama of human history. Additionally, the controversy surrounding the construction of Glen Canyon Dam and the creation of Lake Powell contributed to the birth of the modern-day environmental movement.

The park offers opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, backcountry hiking, and four-wheel drive trips. Whether you're on your own or on a guided trip, there is something for everyone who love the outdoors at Glen Canyon.

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