Alerts & Conditions



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.

Temporary signs point cars and buses in different directions along road in busy parking lot
Drive slowly, have patience, and follow the signs.

City of Page Police Department

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. Although the parking lot has been expanded several times, vehicle congestion still remains a safety issue.

The parking lot is reaching capacity almost daily between 10 am and 12 noon, forcing the Page Police Department to turn away newly arriving visitors. Once the parking lot is full, no alternative parking is available and visitors must return at a different time. Parking is prohibited along US Highway 89 and violators will be cited. The best time to find parking is prior to 10 am or between 4 and 6 pm.

View from high overlook of cloudy skies over Lake Powell and Wahweap boat slips
The first week of October brought rain, cool temps, and clouds


Weather Conditions

Autumn is here, which means big temperature variations and some fall storms. Prepare yourself for variable weather conditions by dressing in layers and wearing a hat and sunblock. Northern Arizona is known for unpredictable winds. 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.

Busy conditions with people, boats, and cars at the Wahweap launch ramp and beyond on the water
We must work together to make a great park visit for all.


Have Patience in Busy Settings

We know you are excited to explore the park, and so are all your fellow visitors. This can make for busy and hectic conditions on roads, in parking lots, on launch ramps, and on the water. Keep yourself and everyone safe by driving with caution, respecting speed limits, and staying aware of your surroundings.

There are plenty of spots for solitude in Glen Canyon's backcountry and Lake Powell's coves, but expect crowded conditions in popular frontcountry areas. Have patience and enjoy the journey.

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


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.

Dry cracked soil with small flowered vegetation growing in cracks
Both Arizona and Utah are experiencing drought.

Be Careful with Campfires

While fire restrictions have been lifted in Glen Canyon, wildfire is always a risk. Please use appropriate methods to contain fires, build them in areas free of vegetation, and be certain that fires are completely extinguished after use. Rememer, fireworks are prohibited on park lands.

Group of people stand behind a fence looking in the distance.
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Ongoing News

Are you looking for more in-depth or ongoing information about Glen Canyon? Check our Advisories page for updated happenings and important issues.

Last updated: October 9, 2018

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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