Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell (TRAVEL GUIDE) | Beautiful America | Episode# 2

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell (TRAVEL GUIDE) | Beautiful America | Episode# 2


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video then subscribe, give us a thumbs up or comment. Welcome to hipfig beautiful America Travel Guide series on Lake Powell in
the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area run by the United States National Park
Service. This episode features the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in
particular the main landmark in the area of the Glen Canyon Dam on Lake Powell. The Glen Canyon National Recreation Area surrounds Lake Powell in the states of
Utah and Arizona. Did you know that the Glen Canyon Dam is the second largest
dam after the Hoover Dam in the United States? The Glen Canyon recreation area
is made up of 1.25 million acres of pristine land and water located in the
area referred to as the Colorado Plateau this desert area was carved out by the
Colorado River and his tributaries Because the Glen Canyon recreation area
boundaries spans the states of Utah and Arizona, there are several points of
entry depending on your destination in the recreational area. We started our
visit in the area with the Carl Hayden Visitor Center which is 700 plus feet
above the Glen Canyon Dam overlooking Glen Canyon bridge and the Colorado
River. Carl Hayden Visitor Center is located along Highway 89 north in Page
Arizona and is accessible by car from Flagstaff Arizona, Grand Canyon South Rim,
Kanab Utah, and Zion National Park. Please use your GPS from your location
we also recommend carrying a map for the area as many of the areas are remote and
cell service can’t be iffy. The Carl Hayden visitor center is generally open
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. all year round except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and
New Year’s Day. We drove from the Grand Canyon. We took Arizona 64 east to u.s. 89 north near the town of Cameron. It took two and
a half hours. We crossed the Glen Canyon bridge which is 700 plus feet above the
Colorado River and spans almost 1,300 feet across from the bridge. You can see the
Glen Canyon Dam on Lake Powell at the end of the bridge is the Carl Hayden
Visitor Center for the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. From here you
have a fantastic view of the dam, bridge, and Lake Powell. Parking is free. The Bureau of Reclamation manages the Glen Canyon Dam which was completed in
1964 for 245 million dollars. It was made to harness the power of the Colorado
River to provide water and hydroelectric power. The Hayden Visitor Center has
various exhibits, audio-visual programs ranger-led presentations, as well as a
gift shop, clean restrooms, educational bookstore, and spectacular views of the
area. Guided tours of the Glen Canyon Dam are very popular and sell out fast.
They’re only five dollars. The tours are around 45 minutes. Tickets are sold on a
first-come first-served basis reservations can be made up to 24 hours
in advance but you must reserve and pay for it in person at the Visitor Center.
The Glen Canyon Recreation Area and Lake Powell provides diverse land and
water-based recreation activities for visitors as well as artifacts of more
than ten thousand years of human history in the area. Some other major attractions
in the Glen Canyon recreation area include Rainbow Bridge, national monument, bullfrog Utah visitor center , Lee’s ferry and the Navajo bridge interpretive
center, and Lake Powell & Antelope Point There are many boat tour companies which
offer tours around Lake Powell. You can catch them from Wahweap marina.
Another spot we recommended at least stopping by or camping at is Lone Rock. The entrance to Lone Rock Beach campground is located on highway 89
right after you cross the border into Utah. There’s a $30 fee for cars and all
passengers to enter but if you have an America the beautiful national parks
pass it’s included from the toll booth after showing our
national park pass we drove down a dirt road towards the water. Lone Rock is
named after the monolithic Rock Island on Lake Powell. This freestanding
sandstone rock is one of the most popular beaches in the Glen Canyon
National Recreation Area. It is accessible by car and you can go
directly to the water’s edge and camp on the shoreline. You can enjoy a swim in
the clear water, or kayak as well as ATV in designated areas. If you’re camping
here you’re in for a treat at sunset with the gold and red hues and then the
stars. From here you can see views of Lake Powell and you have easy access to
the water. You can also launch your motorized boats or kayaks here and
campfires are also allowed along the beach shore. You’ll see many RVs campers
and tents although remote it’s not completely
remote there are is a communal restroom and outdoor showers for use. Just a note
the Lone Rock campground is open all year-round but in the winter some
facilities like the restrooms may be closed. This is a great place for
families including your dogs. The Glen Canyon recreation area will take at
least three days and really a lifetime to enjoy all that it has to offer Happy Travels! Go to hipfig.com for
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One thought on “Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell (TRAVEL GUIDE) | Beautiful America | Episode# 2”

  • Hipfig Travel-Channel says:

    Planning a visit to the Glenn Canyon National Recreational Area in Utah or Arizona?
    Then Must watch this travel guide video by Hipfig.
    Happy Travels!

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