Alerts & Conditions


Park Closure

  • Alert 1 , Severity ,closure ,, Important Shutdown Notice During the federal government shutdown, this website will not be updated and may not reflect current conditions. While Glen Canyon remains open to the public, there will be no National Park Service-provided services, such as restrooms or maintenance.


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.


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. Please drive slowly, follow signage, and watch for pedestrians. The north parking lot is currently closed due to construction on the Horseshoe Bend Phase 2.A parking expansion. The previously enacted parking and safety restrictions have been implemented in the parking lot by the Page Police Department.

Cloudy skies over row of cottonwood trees with turning leaves
Autumn colors in Lonely Dell

NPS/Jonathan Jackson

Weather Conditions

Autumn is here, which means big temperature variations—sunny days and cold nights. We've felt some belowing freezing temps throughout the park recently. 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.

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

Even during cold weather months, 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. Remember, fireworks are prohibited on park lands.

Last updated: November 26, 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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