Alerts & Conditions

Alerts

Park Closure

Caution


View the park webcams, most positioned at launch ramps and marinas, to see park conditions district by district.

Check the Seasonal Hours to see what times the places you want to visit are open.

All News Releases cover breaking news about Glen Canyon and your visit here. Are you looking for more in-depth or ongoing information about Glen Canyon? Check our Advisories page for important issues.

 
Group of people stand behind a fence looking in the distance.
New viewing platform at Horseshoe Bend creates a safe space along the rim.

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Horseshoe Bend

The iconic Horseshoe Bend is a busy place. Improvements at Horseshoe Bend Overlook are currently underway, including a new accessible trail, shade structures, and a larger parking lot. A new viewing platform at the rim opened Summer 2018.

The City of Page requires Horseshoe Bend visitors to park in a temporary parking lot and travel by shuttle to the Horseshoe Bend trailhead. The parking shuttle will continue for the duration of construction of the new facilities at Horseshoe Bend Trailhead. The temporary parking lot for the Horseshoe Bend Trailhead shuttle is located 2.5 miles northeast of Horseshoe Bend, on the north side of Route 98, just east of Route 89A.

Shuttle Schedule : January 30th to April 15th 2019
First Shuttle Departs Temporary Parking Lot 10:00am , Last Shuttle Departs Horseshoe Bend Trailhead 5:00pm
Shuttles will depart Shuttle Parking Lot approximately every 15 minutes.
Fees and policy:

  1. $5/guest, roundtrip shuttle from Temporary Shuttle Parking Lot to Horseshoe Bend Trailhead and back.
  2. Guests can buy shuttle tickets online or pay cash on site.
  3. Children under 2, who do not require their own seat, are free.
  4. Strollers and collapsible wheelchairs can be placed in the luggage storage area of the shuttle.
  5. No glass containers on the shuttle. No food or drink on the shuttle, besides water. No smoking on the shuttle.

Contact the City of Page for questions about the parking at Horseshoe Bend: (928) 645-8861.

 
Boat leaves Bullfrog launch ramp in distance
Boating at Bullfrog

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Boat Launch Locations at Bullfrog

While the north launch ramp at Bullfrog Marina remains open and available to all boaters, the main launch ramp is closed due to low water levels. An additional launch location for vessels up to 20 feet in length is open in order to provide an alternate location for launch and retrieval. This alternate launch point is adjacent to the eastern side of the main launch ramp.

 
Trees surround historic buildings tucked under colorful cliffs
Lonely Dell

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Lonely Dell Access Road Construction

The Federal Highways Administration in coordination with the National Park Service has begun work to stabilize the banks of the Paria River. This project will close the Access Road to the Lonely Dell Historic Site until work is completed, estimated June 2019. During this time hikers traversing the Paria Canyon and those who want to visit the ranch and orchard are encouraged to use alternate routes to the historic site and the 14 day parking area.

One suggested route begins 300 feet north of the Paria Bridge and enters the historic district at the Southwest corner of the orchard.

While visitors are encouraged to visit the historic site they are prohibited from entering the work zone.

 
Flowering trees and sandstone cliffs
Spring bloom at the Lonely Dell orchard

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Weather Conditions

Spring is springing, so be ready for anything, including big temperature variations—sunny days and cold nights. Prepare yourself for variable weather conditions by dressing in layers and wearing a hat and sunblock. Expect wind! Northern Arizona is known for unpredictable winds, especially in spring. Afternoon storms can bring flash floods, even when the skies are blue above you. Check the forecast, especially before boating. A good place to start is the National Weather Service forecast for Page, AZ or our Weather page.

 
Houseboat on lakeshore with red rock formations and growing clouds in background
Be sure to check weather forecasts before your day on the water.

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On the Water

The lake level is changing every day—watch for new rocks and obstacles during your visit.

Check the National Weather Service Marine webpage for 3-day forecasts and specific information on wind, storm, and heat conditions at Lake Powell.

Visit the Bureau of Reclamation Water Operations webpage for data on lake levels, inflow, and release.

Last updated: March 22, 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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