Glen Canyon's 50th Anniversary

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area 50 Years 1972-2022 logo. Winding blue water between orange/red canyons. Purple mesas and a mountain in the background.


Glen Canyon National Recreation Area was created by Congress on October 27, 1972

Located at the center of the Colorado Plateau, the park provides for public enjoyment through diverse land- and water-based recreational opportunities, and protects scenic, scientific, natural, and cultural resources on Lake Powell, the Colorado River, its tributaries, and surrounding lands.

A vast, rugged landscape of water- and wind-carved canyons, buttes, mesas,rivers, seeps, springs, and hanging gardens where diverse habitats sustain an array plant and animal communities. The park preserves a record of more than 10,000 years of human presence, adaptation, and exploration. A story that highlights the connections of people with the landscape. A story that continues today.

This year we celebrate the past and look to the future of protecting and enjoying this unique landscape.
Check out the digital scavenger hunt linked below.


Digital Anniversary Celebration

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    Last updated: August 23, 2022

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    Mailing Address:

    PO Box 1507
    Page, AZ 86040


    928 608-6200
    Receptionist available at Glen Canyon Headquarters from 7 am to 4 pm MST, Monday through Friday. The phone is not monitored when the building is closed. If you are having an emergency, call 911 or hail National Park Service on Marine Band 16.

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