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Reviewed November 3, 2018

This was one of the MOST scenic areas we have seen anywhere in the state. The views were amazing with very little traffic to impact stopping an taking pictures which we did often.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Diane D
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

We went to the area for a mini marathon and had both a marvelous race experience but found the area provided many things to do and great Fall weather. If you are a runner, this is a great mini with great scenery and a marvelous course with both on and off road racing that starts in town, crosses the bridge by the dame and finishes out by the lake. This is a great late Fall adventure!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

The Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is a recreation and conservation unit of the National Park Service that encompasses the area around Lake Powell and lower Cataract Canyon in Utah and Arizona, covering 1,254,429 acres of mostly desert. The Glen Canyon NRA or GCNRA, as it is known, borders Capitol Reef National Park and Canyonlands National Park on the north, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument on the west, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, the northeast reaches of Grand Canyon National Park on the southwest and the Navajo Nation on the southeast. It was established in 1972, after the construction of the Grand Canyon Dam, which formed Lake Powell, the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States and a major vacation spot that attracts around 3 million visitors each year. Lake Powell stretches 186 miles across the red rock desert from Page, Arizona, to Hite, Utah. It is named for John Wesley Powell, a Civil War veteran who explored the Colorado River in 1869. Geographic points of interest include: Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Antelope Island, Defiance House ruins, Hole-in-the-rock crossing, Padre Bay, Horseshoe Bend, Waterpocket Fold and Kaiparowits Plateau. Facilities include: two visitor centers, five marinas, two small airports, permanent mooring for over 2,000 private vessels, lodging, restaurants, campgrounds, houseboat rental concessions and RV facilities. In fact, Lake Powell doesn't have an address but it has a zip code, 84533. Recreational activities include boating, fishing, hiking, swimming, camping, water-skiing and jet-skiing. Anglers fish for bass walleye, crappie, brown trout, sunfish and channel catfish. Access to Glen Canyon and Lake Powell by road is very limited. The southwestern end of Glen Canyon NRA in Arizona can be accessed via U.S. Route 89 and State Route 98. The northeastern end of the recreation area in Utah can be accessed via State Route 95 and State Route 276. A startling fact: Lake Powell has almost 2,000 miles of shoreline which compares to the total coastline of the Pacific Coast states.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

Lovely scenery - amazing. We did a half-day boat trip (organised) which was amazing and great value. Great way to experience the canyon close up and personal. Then observing from the top (viewpoints) was the icing on the cake.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

Yes - we heard it was spectacular but we were totally impressed with its magnificence. Now we have to go back and see the North Rim and Horseshoe Bend!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WindshearDon
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