Encompassing over 1.2 million acres, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based & backcountry recreation. The recreation area stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a vast panorama of human history.
On May 30, 1910, President Taft declared Rainbow Bridge a National Monument. Glen Canyon NRA is lucky enough to be able to take care of Rainbow Bridge NM. Come visit Rainbow Bridge's website.
Summers are extremely hot, with little, if any, shade. Winters are moderately cold with night time lows often below freezing. Spring weather is highly variable with extended periods of winds. Fall weather is usually mild.
Bullfrog Visitor Center
Open intermittently beginning in May. Call ahead for exact times.
Location: Highway 276 north of Bullfrog Marina
Attractions: Exhibits relating to geology and the human and natural history of Glen Canyon. Ancestral Puebloan ("anasazi") and pioneer artifacts. A life-size model of a slot canyon. Bookstore, restrooms, medical clinic (May thru early October only).
Preservation of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area area requires that hiking, camping and other activities be well managed, and that all visitors be fully prepared & practice 'leave no trace' wilderness etiquette.
Background information provided by nps.gov
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Following is suggested low-impact camping equipment for visiting Glen Canyon National Recreation Area that you will find useful in making your trip that much more memorable & responsible...
Power Your Stuff
Keep cameras, GPS, sat phones & more charged
regardless of where your adventures take you.
Light Your Way High-efficiency lighting for the camp & trail
Headlamps, flashlights, & lanterns