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 »
Highway 89 closed 25 miles south of Page
A road collapse south of Page has closed US-89 until further notice. US-89 is closed northbound at US-89A. In Page, US 89 is closed at the junction with State Route 98. Traffic is being detoured around closure utilizing 89T (Navajo 20). US-89A is open. More »
Quagga Mussel Monitoring Update
Find the latest on Invasive Mussel Monitoring news. Click on this link: More »
Lake Powell Mercury Consumption Advisory
Public Health, Environmental and Wildlife agencies from Utah and Arizona are jointly issuing a mercury fish advisory for striped bass in the southern portion of Lake Powell from Dangling Rope marina to the dam. Read more here: More »
The story of life in Glen Canyon and Rainbow Bridge can be found written into the layers of rock around the park. It is a story with many chapters spanning back over 300 million years into the past. Some of the oldest layers in the park preserve the the "sail backs" of extinct early amphibians, while the youngest layers include Ice Age mammals such as mammoths and shrub oxen. This story is diverse, complicated, and extremely valuable to scientists.
The fossils found within Glen Canyon and Rainbow Bridge help us piece together the puzzle of ancient life in this area and around the world. Every find is significant and provides a connection to an ancient world that is long gone.
Removing fossils from Glen Canyon is illegal. If you find a fossil, please leave it in place and report it to a park ranger. Never make molds or castings, or apply anything to fossils and trackways. We encourage you to report any fossil finds you make in the park. You will receive full credit for any discoveries and may even have a new species named after you.
Please take a look at our "Fossils at Glen Canyon and Rainbow Bridge" video to learn more about the history of ancient life in the park.
Did You Know?
Are you too close for comfort? Slow down and make no waves when 150 feet (46 m) from other vessels, people, or shore.