Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Page

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Replete with plateaus, crevasses, and vast expanses of desert terrain, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area also boasts the extensive Lake Powell and its host of outdoor and water activities. Spanning 507,649 ha (1,254,429 acres) in Utah and Arizona, the area borders several national parks. Take part in water sports, such as waterskiing, inner tubing or boating. Or lounge on a rented houseboat on Lake Powell, which presents a cool contrast to the stark, arid landscape. If you're bringing your own boat, you can launch it at one of the marinas along the shore. If you stay on dry land, you can explore the park's network of hiking trails through its canyons and hills. Cliff-diving into Lake Powell is strictly forbidden (and very dangerous). Use our Page online trip itinerary builder to visit Glen Canyon National Recreation Area on your trip to Page, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Glen Canyon offers a spectacular venue for boating, rafting, camping, hiking and fishing. You are surrounded by 1400 foot red rock cliffs on each side. We were lucky to see a California Condor!  more »
  • Nice, pretty, some info about sights provided. It’s a pretty area and the boat tour goes up a couple of canyons, you also get a bit of a view of the dam from a distance.  more »
  • I was by myself and I got some great shots... You must be there early morning and late afternoon to get the lighting correct. too many shadow for photos..  more »
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  • This office located right near the dam, offers maps and information about the surrounding areas. Knowledge staff members are located in the education area of the building and are very helpful! If you collect National Park stamps, they have 3 in the gift shop. A water bottle refill station is great to stop by before heading to the beach to camp. I really liked the interactive touch screen information area!

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Where to stay in Page

For a chance to explore Arizona's famous canyon country without missing out on all the comforts of home, stay at a hotel or bed and breakfast in or near Page. A convenient base for exploring the surrounding area, this small town contains plenty of well-stocked shops, bars, and restaurants. If you don't need many modern amenities and prefer to experience the region from a less urban location, consider a campground near Lake Powell, located just 3.2 km (2 mi) from the center of the city.
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