Nature

A curvy butte rises from the waters of Lake Powell.

NPS Photo

 
Aerial view of cliffs rising out of blue-green waters of Lake Powell.

Gunsight Butte on Lake Powell

NPS

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area preserves and protects 1.2 million acres of the Colorado Plateau, a vast landscape of colorful buttes, mesas, canyons, and cliffs. Arid to semi-arid, the region supports a complex and often fragile ecosystem. Plants and wildlife have developed unique adaptations to the hot, arid conditions of their environment and contribute to the rich diversity of life in the area.

Animals
Critters everywhere!

Plants
How does our garden grow?

Environmental Factors
Mussels, sedimentation, Climate Change, and other fun factors

Natural Features & Ecosystems
Swoopy rocks and hidden fossils

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