"LAKE POWELL" Top 5 Page for this destination Glen Canyon National Recreation Area by worldtrekker

Glen CanyonNational Recreation Area provides a dramatic example of the combination of one of nature's most inspiring settings and one of man's most ambitious projects. Impounded behind the Bureau of Reclamation's Glen Canyon Dam, waters of the Colorado River and its tributories are backed up almost 200 miles, forming Lake Powell. The lake and nearly one million acres of desert and canyon country offer memorable leisure-time activities. Fishing and water sports are the dominant activities. Exploring on foot can provide intimate contact with the natural and cultural features preserved here. Earth forces shaped this land that now appears as talus slopes, buttes and mesas, and canyons and cliffs. Prehistoric human inhabitants occupied the area and left scattered indications of their presence.
Photo: Houseboat in West Canyon. Taken by Susanne Voelkle, Sept. '99.

  • Last visit to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area: Oct 1999
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