Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

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Things We Like: A hi-def Journey through America's Canyons

August 18, 2010, 9:41 am
We loved watching this stunning time-lapse video of America's great canyons, including the Grand Canyon, Glen Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion! Thanks to Atlas Obscura for leading us to ...

Grand Circle

August 5, 2010, 9:31 am
The Grand Circle is a beautiful, vast region located in the Southwestern United States. Encompassing portions of five states – Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada – the Grand Circle contains America’s largest concentration of national parks and monuments, woven together by extraordinary designated Scenic Byways.   Some of America’s ...

Rainbow Bridge Centennial means Special Package, Tours for visitors

May 24, 2010, 9:00 am
To commemorate the centennial anniversary of Rainbow Bridge becoming a national monument in 1910, Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas is offering travelers a special travel package, guided tours, and historic memorabilia throughout the 2010 season.   The Rainbow Bridge Centennial Package* includes a two-night stay in a traditional room at Lake ...

Capture Your Own "Golden Hour" at Lake Powell

February 18, 2010, 7:14 am
Here's a great tip to help you secret away some special time on your next houseboat trip. It's an experience that many of our houseboating friends have shared over the years - about the one morning they woke up before the crack of dawn and took in what we ...

Rainbow Bridge Centennial

February 5, 2010, 9:53 am
Less than ten months after the discovery expedition to Rainbow Bridge, President William Howard Taft proclaimed the site a National Monument under the 1906 Antiquities Act. Rainbow Bridge National Monument was set aside on May 30, 1910 by President Taft because the natural bridge itself "is of great scientific interest as an ...

RV Camping in Utah's National Parks

December 8, 2009, 7:34 am
Did you know there are more than a dozen sites run by the National Parks Service just waiting for you to discover in Utah? If you love RV camping as well as the beauty of America's National Parks, a trip to Utah should be on your "To-Do List." Hope ...

Nevadan guilty of spreading mussels at Lake Powell

November 4, 2009, 11:11 am
A Nevada man has become the first person to be found guilty of violating regulations adopted to prevent the spread of invasive mussels at Lake Powell. Jonny Ward has been ordered by a federal magistrate to pay a $2,500 fine for failing to have his boat inspected for quagga mussels before launching it on ...

Investigators to Examine Wreckage of Burned Boats

December 22, 2008, 2:04 pm
Investigators are having the burned-out boats from a massive marina fire at Lake Powell towed to a secure area where they will be examined in an effort to determine the fire's cause, the National Park Service ...

Invasive Species: Zebra Mussels

August 29, 2008, 10:53 am
Mussels are a key part of our aquatic ecosystems. They’re filter feeders, meaning they filter the water as they eat the debris that floats in it. They also serve as a food source for birds, fish, small animals and even humans. Usually there’s not much more to say about these ...

Public Meeting Provides Information about Lake Powell Pipeline Project

May 8, 2008, 4:41 pm
The Utah Division of Natural Resources conducted a public meeting at the Crystal Inn in Cedar City, April 23, to provide information about the Lake Powell Pipeline Eric Millis, deputy director of the Division of Water Resources, said the Lake Powell Pipeline project is in the beginning stages of ...

Plane Damaged In Landing At Closed Backcountry Airstrip

April 28, 2008, 1:30 pm
NPS Morning Report for April 28, 2008 A private plane was damaged last Thursday morning when the pilot attempted to land it at a closed backcountry airstrip just north of Zahn Bay on the San Juan Arm of Lake Powell. The single engine 2008 Husky aircraft evidently ran off the ...