August 21, 2015
Celebrate the NPS 99th Birthday with a Fee Free Day at Glen Canyon
The National Park Service is turning 99 years old on August 25, 2015 and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will celebrate this exciting event by offering free admission!
August 11, 2015
UPDATE Gold King Mine Spill
Contaminated wastewater from the Gold King Mine has not reached Lake Powell or the San Juan River within Glen Canyon. There are currently no closures in effect on Lake Powell.Glen Canyon has established a hotline to provide the most current visitor information at (928) 608-6404.
August 09, 2015
Chains Road Open Aug 2015
Despite heavy rains on Friday, Glen Canyon staff was able to reopen the Chains road effective immediately.
August 08, 2015
Multiple Park Roads Affected by Heavy Rains Aug 2015
Heavy monsoon rains affected two park roads on Friday, August 07, 2015.
August 07, 2015
Cathedral Wash Trail To Close During Road Work Aug 2015
Two drainages along the Lees Ferry Road will be under construction for approximately one month beginning Monday, August 10, 2015 through mid-September, 2015.
August 07, 2015
Glen Canyon Officials Urge Caution in San Juan Arm of the Park Following Release of Contaminants from an Upstream Colorado Mine
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is encouraging visitors to avoid drinking, swimming or recreating on the San Juan River within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and on the San Juan River arm of Lake Powell until further notice.
June 26, 2015
Floating Store Opens at Halls Crossing Marina
A new floating convenience store and snack bar has arrived at the Halls Crossing Marina. Barges towed the store nearly 100 miles up Lake Powell to its new home on a journey that lasted four days.
June 15, 2015
New Waste Disposal Requirements for Coyote Gulch Visitors
Due to increased visitation and the lack of toilets at Coyote Gulch, hikers in the popular Coyote Gulch area of the Escalante backcountry will now be required to pack out their own solid waste using a portable waste containment bag.
May 22, 2015
Hours of Operation for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Spring 2015
Spring 2015 operation hours.
May 18, 2015
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Will Increase Entrance Camping and Boat Use Fees Beginning June 1 2015
Starting on June 1, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will increase fees for visitors in order to fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the park.
April 27, 2015
All Lanes Reopened on Glen Canyon Bridge April 2015
All lanes have reopened on the Glen Canyon Bridge. The Wahweap main ramp pump-out and fish cleaning stations have also reopened.
April 23, 2015
Tourism to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument Creates Over $175 Million in Economic Benefits
new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that over 2.4 million people visited Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument in 2014.
April 17, 2015
Updates on Glen Canyon Bridge Lane Closure April 2015
The closure of one lane of the Glen Canyon Bridge for waste water pipeline maintenance will occur on weeknights between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Arizona Mountain Standard Time starting the evening of Monday April 20 through the morning of Saturday May 2, 2015.
April 10, 2015
Glen Canyon Bridge Lane Closure April 2015
One lane of the Glen Canyon Bridge will be closed for waste water pipeline maintenance on weekdays from April 13 – 24, 2015 between 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.
April 03, 2015
Chains Road is Open April 3 2015
As of April 3, 2015, the Chains road, a popular point of access to Lake Powell, has been opened. National Park Service staff made temporary repairs to facilitate public access until more permanent upgrades to the road takes place.
March 27, 2015
Public Comment Period Open for Review of Wahweap Roads Plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is seeking public comment on a newly released environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed rehabilitation of Lakeshore Drive and Wahweap Boulevard within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
March 26, 2015
Volunteer Open House at Lees Ferry on April 4 2015
The public is invited to Lonely Dell Ranch at Lees Ferry for a volunteer open house event from 10:00 a.m.until 2:00 p.m. (Arizona MST) on Saturday, April 4, 2015.
March 20, 2015
Rainbow Bridge National Monument to Reopen March 2015
Rainbow Bridge National Monument will reopen to the public on Saturday, March 21, 2015.
March 05, 2015
Rainbow Bridge National Monument Closed Until Further Notice March 2015
Effective immediately, the trail from Lake Powell to Rainbow Bridge National Monument is closed for repairs. Recent flood activity has damaged a segment of the trail making it unsafe to hike from the lake. Plans to repair the trail are currently underway.
February 20, 2015
Half of Antelope Point Launch Ramp Closed Feb 2015
The west half of the Antelope Point launch ramp closes on February 19, 2015 to all launching due to low lake levels.
January 29, 2015
Rainbow Bridge National Monument Reopens Jan 30 2015
Construction is complete on the trail from the docks to the Rainbow Bridge viewing area.
January 08, 2015
Open House on Glen Canyon Proposed Fee Increase
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will host an open house for the public to learn more about proposed changes to fees collected in the park.
December 23, 2014
Rainbow Bridge National Monument Closed for Trail Work Jan 2015 UPDATE
Rainbow Bridge National Monument will be closed to the public from January 5, through February 15, 2015.
December 19, 2014
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Proposes Fee Increase
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is proposing an increase to entrance, camping, and boat use fees in accordance with direction from the National Park Service authorizing all park units to conduct stakeholder outreach through civic engagement to gauge support for possible fee changes.
December 12, 2014
Glen Canyon Recruits Volunteers for 2015 Christmas Bird Count
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is currently recruiting volunteers for the Audubon Christmas Bird Count on January 5, 2015.
November 14, 2014
Quagga Mussel Update Nov 2014
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area staff continue to monitor park waters to determine the distribution of quagga mussels.
November 14, 2014
Two Wahweap Area Services to Close for the 2014-15 Winter Season
The comfort stations at Wahweap Beach and the Wahweap picnic grounds will close for the winter in coming weeks. The Wahweap Beach comfort station will be winterized and closed on November 17, 2014. The picnic area comfort station will close on December 1, 2014.
November 11, 2014
Rainbow Bridge National Monument to Close for Trail Repair Jan 2015
Rainbow Bridge National Monument will be closed for the month of January to complete repairs to the trail from Lake Powell.
November 06, 2014
Winter 2014-15 Hours for Wahweap Main Ramp Pump-out
Winter hours will begin on Monday, November 10, 2014 for the boat pump-out station at Wahweap main ramp. Hours of operation for the pump-out will be 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily. Fresh water will not be available during winter operating hours.
October 24, 2014
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Announces Winter Hours 2014-15
National Park Service (NPS) and concessioner-operated facilities will reduce hours of operation at some facilities, while closing others. Please contact concession services directly for further information.
September 29, 2014
Chains Road Closed for Repairs Sept 2014
Heavy rains and flood damage on Saturday, September 27 led to the closure of the Chains road in the afternoon. It is not known at this time how long the work may take to complete.
September 12, 2014
Stateline Pump-out to Close for Season 2014
The boat pump-out at Stateline launch ramp will be closed for the season beginning on September 15, 2014.
July 25, 2014
Boat Propeller Injures Twelve-Year Old Girl
National Park Service Dispatch received a call on July 23, 2014 reporting that a twelve-year old female from Israel was struck by a boat propeller and sustained a severe lower leg injury.
July 24, 2014
The Chains Road Opens July 25 2014
National Park Service (NPS) maintenance staff completed temporary repairs to the Chains road which opened late in the afternoon on Thursday July 24, 2014. Vehicles can now access the Chains area and the Hanging Garden trail head from sunrise to sunset.
July 18, 2014
Tourism to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument creates over 118 million in Economic Benefit
Report shows visitor spending supports 1473 jobs in local economy