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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

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Region that offers excellent opportunities for water-based and backcountry...

Region that offers excellent opportunities for water-based and backcountry recreation with scenic vistas and geological wonders.

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Drove through on Highway 12

Very nice stop asking Scenic Byway 12. There is a nice stop to take beautiful vista pictures (attached). The stretch through Glen Canyon Rec Area is short on 12 ... You will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2016
150hotelnightsayear
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Durham, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Very nice stop asking Scenic Byway 12. There is a nice stop to take beautiful vista pictures (attached). The stretch through Glen Canyon Rec Area is short on 12 ... You will not have any problem finding the stop!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

great morning at the dam visitor centre. free entry with films and exhibits. good viewpoints and foto ops. my young son loved doing the ranger program too!

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Montville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is 1.2 million acres of gorgeous land formations. It runs from Lee's Ferry. Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of Utah. It is at the center of the Colorado Plateau. The Colorado River passes through as well as it's many tributaries like the Green River. People swim in the Colorado River but 45-55 degree F is... More 

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Marina, California
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

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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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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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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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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