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.

Great trail and very quiet. Agree that the rock scrambles can make it tough in spots. Beautiful views of the river at the end.

Top walk to the Colorado River. Tricky to get down in some places. Very quiet.

hiking
1 month ago

A fine, easy walk. Good for kids and family, but nothing challenging nor great views. The "garden" at the end is pretty anti-climatic

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike late evening. Didn’t make it all the way to the river as we were chasing daylight. We only saw one person on the trail which was awesome! The trail itself was fairly easy. The only real challenge was the scramble up/down the rocks as you get deeper in the canyon. Great fun! Wouldn’t recommend doing alone due to the climbs.

This trail was an easy walk out and back to the hanging garden. Nice views

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty awesome day hike. Did this in late afternoon and finished in the dark. Couple easy scrambling sections made this real fun. About 2hrs round trip.

hiking
3 months ago

Follow Manuel Cano's suggestion below and detour to the highest point for a spectacular sunset.

hiking
4 months ago

Short easy trek for kids. Pretty scenery but nothing spectacular.

hiking
4 months ago

On the NPS hike guide, it is actually called "Hanging Garden" trail. This 1.2 mile trail is flat, with the exception of a mild climb towards the actual garden. The garden is neat to see, but nothing crazy. Our dog enjoyed the trail too.

Belle descente du canyon récompensée par une pause au bord du Colorado. Plus facile à la montée qu’à la descente pour trouver son chemin.

Jawdroppingly beautiful hike to the Colorado-river through a spectacular canyon that is shallow at the trailhead and gets gradually deeper. At the end sheer rock walls close the trail in on both sides. Some parts could be dangerous when flashfloods occur, so be careful. It took us less than two hours to complete the hike (in and out).

Very nice relatively short and quiet (!) hike. Cairns come in handy in finding the best path. Qualification 'hard' seems too high. Would rate it 'moderate'. Start early. Visit balancing stone at 0.2mile.

Did this trail at around 11am (too early because too hot). But this has been one of the best hikes I’ve done so far. Especially the end is so great. We’ve been the only two people doing the hike in just about 2 hours.

Short easy hike, worth doing if you are in the area.

hiking
7 months ago

Challenging but not technically difficult. The Trail is clear the whole way. Like someone else said, if it seems too difficult look for another easier way and you'll find it.
The very first hiking sign you see on the left side of the road is the trailhead. We had a fantastic morning, plan to come back :-)

hiking
8 months ago

Challenging, fun hike. There are a few big drops that are manageable. You will hear the Colorado River as you get close. The water was cold this time of year!

A challenging yet enjoyable trail with a handful of descending and climbing. Beware of the $25 vehicle entry fee.

This was one of my favorite hikes ever. It's magical when you reach the Colorado. Bring plenty of water and pack a lunch! Don't go alone bc you won't see a lot of people and if you get stuck or need help climbing, a mate would help!

Random walk:)

Random walk:)

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