Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (shortened to Glen Canyon NRA or GCNRA) is a recreation and conservation unit of the National Park Service (USA) that encompasses the area around Lake Powell and lower Cataract Canyon in Utah and Arizona, covering 1,254,429 acres (5,076 km) of mostly desert. The recreation area borders Capitol Reef National Park and Canyonlands National Park on the north, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument on the west, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument and the northeasternmost reaches of Grand Canyon National Park on the southwest, and the Navajo Indian Reservation on the southeast.

Do I need a permit to hike this trail?

2 months ago

scenic driving
3 months ago

I have barely touched what is available in the area. Drove through the area a number of times, done the visitor center and a couple hikes in the area. Definately a destination.

Very fun. Lots to do here in summer I'm sure. March may have wen a bit early. However it was a nice day and fun to dip feet in lake and scramble around the rocks. Definitely take a tour of the dam. It's cheap and answers lots of questions. Lunch at sizzler was great too. Definitely recommend.

Camped, hiked and boated the entire length of lake powell all of my life

I would go to Lake Powell every year as a kid. Glen Canyon NRA has always been one of my favorite places.

2 years ago

scenic driving
3 years ago

A nice visitor's center is at the Glen Canyon Dam which is in northern Arizona. Most of the Glen Canyon NRA is in Utah, as it surrounds Lake Powell.