Laws & Policies

A large butte on Lake Powell. Callout frames indicate people on the sides of the wall.
Park Rangers rappel down the side of Gregory Butte to rescue a stranded climber.
 

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area was created by Congress in 1972 to "provide for public outdoor recreation use and enjoyment of Lake Powell and lands adjacent thereto in the states of Arizona and Utah and to preserve scenic, scientific, and historic features contributing to public enjoyment of the area."

All National Park Service Regulations

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is managed much like any other national park site. For the most part, the same management policies, regulations, and laws apply at Glen Canyon as all other national park areas.


Laws Specific to Glen Canyon and Rainbow Bridge

The park's Superintendent's Compendium contains local rules and regulations that apply to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The reasons we have these laws can be found at Compendium Appendix A. You should know these rules before your visit to Glen Canyon NRA.


 

Firearm Regulations

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally posess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally posess firearms in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and all other National Park Service units.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. If you plan on being in Utah, please visit this site. If you plan on being in Arizona, please visit this site.

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park (such as the Carl Hayden Visitor Center); those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.


 

All Boaters must follow federal and state regulations

Last updated: May 24, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1507
Page, AZ 86040

Phone:

(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.

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