Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is truly a magical place.  If you are in the process of making your summer vacation plans and are heading west to tour the Grand Circle of National Parks and Monuments including Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Mesa Verde and more you definitely should put Glen Canyon National Recreation Area on your “must visit” list.  It is the 6th largest National Park Unit in the lower 48 states. It is one of 18 National Recreation Areas under jurisdiction of the National Park Service.  (Lake Mead was the first.)  During the construction of Glen Canyon Dam in the 1960’s it was agreed that the National Park Service would administer the reservoir (Lake Powell) for public use thus Congress established Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.   I invite all of you to read my blog and link into our website for in depth and inside information on things to do in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area including where to camp or find lodging, good hiking choices and a couple of restaurants that the locals frequent.  Trust me on this one.  My husband and I spent four months last summer in Glen Canyon National Recreation area volunteering  with the National Park Service.  Time and time again we heard visitors comment “How come I didn’t know about this place?”  “If I would have known I would have allowed more time to visit here.”  “You mean I can actually join a smooth water float trip here down the Colorado River through the canyons for a half day and later swim or boat in Lake Powell!”  “I had no idea I can hike anywhere in the back country and find my own adventure without the crowds.”  If you have questions please leave me a comment and I may have the answer, if not I can probably find out and get back to you.  Happy Travels! 

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