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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Address: UT
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Ranked #435 of 645 Attractions in Utah
Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Region that offers excellent opportunities for water-based and backcountry recreation with scenic...
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Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Region that offers excellent opportunities for water-based and backcountry recreation with scenic vistas and geological wonders.
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Marina, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
58 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

From Hall's Ferry at Lake Powell we were traveling to Capitol Reef and passed through Glen Canyon. We completely enjoyed the scenery and the lack of traffic. We only saw 4 cars coming the other direction. The scenery is magnificent. We have traveled through here before in the Summer but the traffic can be quite annoying with tourists stopping in... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you are planning a trip around getting across the lake by ferry, don't bother going here. We came to Hall Crossing from Natural Bridges. At no point was there any signs saying the ferry was broken. We even paid the $15 to get in the area with the sole purpose of crossing the lake to motorcycle through Capitol Reef.... More 

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Melbourne - Australia
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Drove down to Bullfrog and Lake Powell, the park offers a huge marina, boat rentals, storage areas, campground, beaches, stores although a little limited and even a school. Take time to look at the beautiful cliffs that surround the lake, it's a lake like no other. Would suggest you take lunch and picnic.

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Las Vegas, NV
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128 reviews 128 reviews
30 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

On a recent visit had planned on driving many of the dirt roads around Capitol Reef but rainstorms made that ill advisable so decided to drive this route since it was paved instead, Drove entire length of Rte 276 coming off of Rte 95 in Utah, A National Parks Pass/entry fee is required to get down to the lake area... More 

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20 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

A great drive which we came upon by accident, the scenery is stunning and I would go so far as to say better then monument valley, there is no fee.

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London, UK
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105 attraction reviews
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

I drove through what is a miniscule part of the GCNRA on my journey south east on Highway 95 from Capitol Reef NP to Natural Bridges NM, and beyond, as part of my month-long tour of the Utah/Arizona natural attractions last year. The opening of the terrain in front of you, from what is for some 40 miles a lengthy,... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

We drove through this area on the way to Moab and were amazed by it. Definitely check it out. http://samsplayground.com/southern-utah-glen-canyon-national-recreation-area/

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Davie, FL
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2006

Just returned from a trip to Lake Powell and went on the 4 hour smooth water Float Trip that leaves from the Glen Canyon Dam and meanders down the Colorado River to Lee's Ferry. Have to say it was a highlight of my 2 week vacation that encompassed 5 National Parks/Recreation Areas/Ntl Monuments (and incidentally, two other Lake Powell boat... More 

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