Basic Information

The weather in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is usually typical for the high deserts. Summers are extremely hot with little, if any, shade. Winters are moderately cold with night time lows often below freezing. Spring weather is highly variable and unpredictable with extended periods of winds. Fall weather is usually nice and mild, a great time to beat the heat (and the crowds!).

Entrance Fees:

1-7 Day Vehicle Entrance - $30.00

Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all its passengers

1-7 Day Motorcycle Entrance - $25.00

Admits one single, private, non-commercial motorcycle and its riders.

1-7 Day Individual Entrance - $15.00

Admits one individual when entering on foot or bicycle. Individuals 15 years of age and younger are admitted free.

1-7 Day Boating Entrance - $30.00

Admits one single private vessel. If a Senior Pass is presented at time of purchase, the boat entrance fee is $15.00 and good for 1-7 Days.

1-7 Day Boating Entrance additional vessel - $30.00

Admits one single private vessel on the same trailer as a vessel paying full entry fees

Entrance Passes:

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Annual Pass - $55.00

Allows unlimited entry to Glen Canyon for 12 months from date of purchase.

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Annual Vessel Sticker - $50.00

Allows unlimited entry to Glen Canyon for one vessel for one calendar year. If a Senior Pass is presented at time of purchase, the annual vessel sticker fee is $25.

Carl Hayden Visitor Center

Main visitor center for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Exhibits, restrooms, bookstore, and short park movies. Tours of the dam provided by Glen Canyon Natural History Association. Tours of the Dam (928-608-6072) are $5, and as a federal power plant facility, security measures are in place. While no bags, purses, knives, weapons, or food are allowed on the tour, wallets, cameras, and clear water bottles are welcome.

Bullfrog Visitor Center

Exhibits relating to geology and the human and natural history of Glen Canyon, including a life-size model of a slot canyon! Ancestral Puebloan and pioneer artifacts. Bookstore, restrooms. Located in the same building as the emergency medical clinic.

Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center

Bookstore, outdoor exhibits, and self guided walks across the historic Navajo Bridge. This is a popular spot to look for California Condors.

Escalante Interagency Visitor Center

This center is jointly run by Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (Bureau of Land Management), Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (National Park Service), and Dixie National Forest (Forest Service). It features outdoor exhibits focusing on trip planning and interior exhibits on the scientific research surrounding the Escalante region. Permits for hikes into Glen Canyon Wilderness must be obtained here in person. Call ahead for permit status and road conditions. 435-826-5499.

Park Headquarters

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument Headquarters, located in Page, Arizona. this is not a visitor center. This building is only partially open to the public, but sells passes year-round. Open weekdays 7am-4am, closed weekends and Federal Holidays. Call 928-608-6200 for more information.

A man sits on a boat and stares at the water and cliffs.

NPS Photo: Bob Moffitt


Welcome to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area! We hope you have a wonderful time here. Pre-planning your trip can make for a much more enjoyable vacation. The following information is designed to help you plan ahead.

Operating Hours
Find out when visitor centers and facilities are open. Launch ramps are open all day, year-round when the water level allows.

Fees & Passes
How much does it cost to get into the park and to camp here?

Take a gander at those launch ramps before you get here.

Frequently Asked Questions
What makes Glen Canyon National Recreation Area tick? Find out here!

Information about regulations and important safety concerns.

Quagga Mussel Update
The latest information regarding invasive mussels in Glen Canyon.

Road Conditions
Is that dirt road you want to explore passable today? Find out here.

Ranger Programs
Enjoy a ranger-led hike or talk. These programs are seasonal.

Permits & Reservations
Looking to do business in the park? Make sure you have all your papers in order.

Download a copy of our park newspaper before you get here.

Even with beautiful Lake Powell, this is still a desert. Extreme conditions ahead.

Where can I take my pet in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area?

Goods & Services
I need a post office! I need a grocery store! I need a gas station!

Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Even though Rainbow Bridge is its own unit of the National Park Service, we take care of it from here at Glen Canyon. Find out more about this amazing site.

Last updated: June 22, 2017

Contact the Park

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.

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