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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

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Address: 691 Scenic View Drive, Page, AZ 86040
Phone Number: +1 928 608 6200
Description: The beautiful park surrounding the immense Lake Powell.
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My family and I have been to Arizona before. This past spring we decided to add Glen Canyon Rec area to our trip. Good choice on our part. We went kayaking one afternoon on Lake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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Purcellville, Virginia
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Purcellville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My family and I have been to Arizona before. This past spring we decided to add Glen Canyon Rec area to our trip. Good choice on our part. We went kayaking one afternoon on Lake Powell at the Antelope Point Marina. We actually tried to book with another company in town but they were closed when we arrived on time... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Nice place. There is a small beach where you can enjoy with kids (if you have). If you are looking for cruise then you have a option and I must say you will enjoy ride. There are so many amazing views then you will like so make sure if you enough space in your camera to capture those moments. Enjoy!!!!

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Anoka, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a fairly recent addition to the National Park system. This recreation area includes a lot of land around Lake Powell, so don't feel you are restricted to the water. The lake is massive, although losing volume due to the recent droughts. The area around the lake, including Page, AZ, is scenic and there are many attractions worth visiting.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What a place, If I could only retire there! I took the family there several times. We did some swimming by the Dam, and then crossed the border to Utah. Beautiful! If you have kids that like to explore, this is a nice safe area. Page AZ is a nice area.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It's worth driving around and seeing the beautiful views, but no water activities in chilly November. You can still take limited boat tours, though. We didn't have time, the canyons must be very pretty.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Lake Powell has a dam similar to Hoover Dam, the boat ride here gives a better view of the cliffs. To get to the boat tour it take 15 mins hike down hill to the boat. To drive into this place you need to pay one time entry of $15.00 for car valid for 7 days. This place is good... More 

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Rochester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The only part of the Recreation Area that we visited was the Glen Canyon Dam and Visitor Center. The center is very informative with wonderful views and an extensive gift shop. Don't miss a guided tour of the dam itself. Our tour guide was a former employee of the dam and was very well-versed in the workings of the dam.... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

One of the most beautiful (and fun) places in the United States. Houseboats everywhere; fishing, canoeing, skiing, diving, you name it! The scenery is gorgeous with the buttes and red, pink and white rocks along the shores. I love this place!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The four hour journey down the Colorado river is excellent from seeing the tall cliffs from another angle to watching the fisherman out in the river fly fishing. The river meanders slowly for many mile as the water is held back by the huge Lake Powell Dam which is similar in size to the Hoover Dam. Both the rafting experience... More 

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A quick visit will surely make your trip to Page even better, the center is well maintained, properly documented and also has activities for kids. Our boy was quite motivated to get their Junior ranger badge. You won't be wasting your time spending 45 minutes at GCNRA

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