Nature

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area preserves and protects 1.2 million acres of the Colorado Plateau, a vast landscape of colorful buttes, mesas, canyons, and cliffs. Arid to semi-arid, the region supports a complex and often fragile ecosystem. Plants and wildlife have developed unique adaptations to the hot, arid conditions of their environment and contribute to the rich diversity of life in the area.

 
Spiny lizard with colorful pointed scales

Animals

Critters everywhere!

Bunch of bright cactus flowers on prickly pear

Plants

How does our garden grow?

Starry sky over Alstrom Point and Lake Powell below

Environmental Factors

Mussels, sedimentation, climate change, lightscapes, and other fun factors

curving light colored sandstone canyon under clear skies

Natural Features & Ecosystems

Swoopy rocks and hidden fossils

 

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Dive into natural subjects nationwide on these NPS sites:
Nature
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Biodiversity
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Park Science

Last updated: June 16, 2019

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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