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.