The 1.2 million-acre park spans the scenic desert landscape from bottom of Canyonlands National Park to the tip of Grand Canyon National Park, including buttes, cliffs, canyons, and mesas. The park also contains the Glen Canyon Dam, which was completed in 1963, creating Lake Powell and changing the surrounding environment dramatically. Visitors can kayak the Colorado River which flows through the canyon, hike or mountain bike along the Orange Cliffs and Burr Trail, or take scenic drives along the back roads.
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Read more about Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Off-road Vehicle Plan Ignores Threats to Park Resources
Press Release Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Off-road Vehicle Plan Ignores Threats to Park Resources The National Park Service’s proposed special regulations for off-road vehicle management at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area misses the mark, ignores park impacts.
Read more about Park Service Ignores Harmful Impacts, Advances ORV Management Plan for Glen Canyon
Press Release Park Service Ignores Harmful Impacts, Advances ORV Management Plan for Glen Canyon Lengthy process results in a plan that could increase environmental degradation to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area rather than minimize it.
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Fact Sheet Protecting and Connecting Our Nation's Treasured Park Landscapes National parks are key to protecting and connecting our most revered places.
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Blog Post Commercial Beef Cattle in America’s National Parks: Are You Serious? Cattle grazing is not compatible with responsible public land management practices in most cases. Yet new legislation could double the length of time commercial ranchers can graze their animals.
I believe in what Theodore Roosevelt started and people like John Muir spoke of, and Ansel Adams captured on film... it is something that should be preserved for all the generations that follow us. We all need to get lost in the beauty of the wilderness, to soothe our souls, and remember how fortunate we are to have it because of those who loved it enough to keep it as it is for us to enjoy. — Susan
Read more about New Colorado River Study Finds Water Uses Impair the Health of National Parks in the Southwest
Press Release New Colorado River Study Finds Water Uses Impair the Health of National Parks in the Southwest NPCA report finds alterations to natural water flows damage national parks
Read more about National Parks of the Colorado River Basin
Report National Parks of the Colorado River Basin This report focuses on the ways in which management of the dams along the Colorado River and its major tributaries affects resources in five national parks in the Colorado River Basin.