Launch at your own risk!
The public is asked to use extreme caution when using the public launch ramps at Lake Powell. The decrease in water levels has reduced the depth of water in these areas, creating shallow water on the ramps with steep drop-offs. More »
Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the more commonly asked questions by visitors to the park. These questions are divided into three areas: General, Downlake (Wahweap, Glen Canyon Dam, lower half of Lake Powell) and Uplake (Bullfrog, Halls Crossing, Hite, upper half of Lake Powell). If you have specific questions about your visit to Glen Canyon NRA, you may call 928-608-6200 or email them to: e-mail us.
Q: How big is Glen Canyon National Recreation Area?
Q: How big is Lake Powell?
Q: What time is it?
Q: How can I get to Rainbow Bridge?
Q: Where are the hiking trails along the lake?
Q: Are there any jet ski restrictions?
Q: Are two-stroke motors allowed?
Q: Where can I fish from the shore without a boat?
Q: How much does it cost to get a fishing license? Which do I need, Arizona or Utah?
Q: How do we get our non-motorized vessels, like kayaks and canoes, to remote areas like the Escalante Arm?
Q: Why do we need a portable toilet when we can just use one of the floating restrooms? Can we dig a cathole instead?
Q: Can we use something else such as a paint bucket or other home-made device?
Q: Why can't I go cliff diving?
Q: Are there lifeguards at Glen Canyon?
Q:What is the white line along the shoreline?
Q: How long did it take for Lake Powell to fill?
Q: What must I do if my boat has been in waters other than Lake Powell in the last 30 days and I am not sure if there are zebra or quagga mussels on it?
Downlake (Wahweap, Carl Hayden Visitor Center, Page, Glen Canyon Dam)
Q: How tall is the dam?
Q: When was the dam built?
Q: Are they going to decommission the dam?
Q: Why is the water colder in the river below the dam than in the lake behind the dam?
Q:How has the dam affected the native fish?
Q: Is anything being done to help the endangered fish?
Q: Who was Carl Hayden?
Q: Is Antelope Slot Canyon part of the national park? Do they accept the National Park Pass?
Uplake (Bullfrog, Halls Crossing, Hite)
Q: How long is it (time and distance wise) from Bullfrog to Boulder via the Burr Trail ?
Q: How long does it take to drive from Escalante via highway 12 to the Hole in the Rock via the 4-wheel drive trail ?
Q: How long does it take to travel from the Bullfrog/Halls Marinas to Rainbow Bridge via boat?
Q: Is there a place to swim at Bullfrog?
Q: How long does it take to travel from Bullfrog Marina to the Defiance House archeological site via boat?
Q: How long does it take to travel from Moab UT to Bullfrog Marina at Glen Canyon?
Q: How long does it take to travel from Bullfrog Marina at Glen Canyon to Capitol Reef National Park?
Q: How long does it take to get from Salt Lake City to the Bullfrog district of Glen Canyon?
Q:Can I rent a boat at Bullfrog?
Q: Are there any hikes near the Bullfrog district?
Q: Where does the name Bullfrog come from?
Q: I have seen articles on Cathedral in the Desert. Where is it? Can we hike to it?
Did You Know?
Don't be a hood ornament. Bow-riding is dangerous and illegal; so is riding on transoms or gunwales.