Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Trails in Glen Canyon

Agua Tierra Trail

The Agua Tierra Loop Trail leads through cultivated gardens and desert landscape. On this journey of discovery you will explore Agua -Tierra (Water - Earth). As you move through the 11 stops, consider the effects of water and erosion in sculpting landscape, habitat, and culture. Ponder our sense of ...

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Antelope Point Trail

Just a short distance from Page on highway 98, turn onto the Antelope Point road. Though lacking in developed trails, Antelope Point offers opportunity for exploration. Take a walk-a-bout through slick rock formations west of the parking near the launch ramp. Perhaps you will discover a perfect spot to ...

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Blue Pools Trail

The Blue Pools area is located 10.3 miles north of the Carl Hayden Visitor Center. Turn south (left) between Utah milepost 3 and 4 onto an unmarked dirt road. Approximately 50 feet off the road is a metal gate which you will have to open. Drive through, close the ...

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Bucktank Draw and Birthday Arch Trail

Located off Utah Highway 89 at mile marker 9¾ or 17.3 miles from Carl Hayden Visitor Center, this pleasantly simple, easy to moderate hike in a sandy and partial bedrock sandstone draw leads you south to a box canyon, a large arch and a small sized slot canyon. Park ...

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Bullfrog/Escalante biking Trail

Hole-in-the-Rock Road (#330) 13 miles from the Glen Canyon NRA boundary to the overlook of the historic crossing. This road is only intermittently maintained within the recreation area and is very rocky. Purple Hills (#332) 12 miles from the Glen Canyon NRA boundary to Purple Hills. This rough road provides ...

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Cathedral Wash

Trail Head: Cathedral Wash is near Lees Ferry, AZ. After you turn off Highway 89A onto the Lees Ferry access road, drive 1.3 miles. The trailhead is at the pull out on your left. You can access both upper and lower Cathedral Wash from this parking area. Hiking distance: 1.25 ...

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Cottonwood Road Trail

Twenty-seven miles north of Carl Hayden Visitor Center, near milepost 18 on Hwy 89, the Cottonwood Road winds 46 miles north through the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to Cannonville, Utah, connecting with Hwy 12. Traveling north, the road crosses through diverse scenery: the badlands that look like moonscape, by ...

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Halls Crossing/San Juan Biking Trail

Hole-in-the-Rock Road (#450) 10 miles of this historic trail are within Glen Canyon NRA. This is a continuation of the pioneer trail from Escalante. (See Bullfrog/Escalante above.) This entire section of the trail from SR 276 provides for excellent long-range trips. The road is unmaintained, rough, and rocky, with ...

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Hanging Garden Trail

Turn off is one quarter mile (.4km) east of Glen Canyon Bridge (the opposite side from Carl Hayden Visitor Center) on Hwy 89. Trailhead parking is 500 yards (455m) off of Hwy 89. This hike leads you to a luxuriant Hanging Garden: A desert oasis on the mesa top ...

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Horseshoe Bend Trail

Welcome to the Horseshoe Bend trailhead. Whether this is your first or hundredth visit to this awe-inspiring bend in the Colorado River, you are guaranteed to see something new. The colors of the rocks change throughout the day, the shadows move in and out of the canyons, and as ...

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Lonely Dell Trail

Lonely Dell Ranch. Parking area at Lees Ferry .1 mile (1.6km) round-trip Grassy and ...

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Orange Cliffs Biking Trail

Flint Trail (#633) It is 53 miles between Hans Flat and Hite. This is a rocky road with sandy portions and steep grades on the switchbacks. Camping south of Clearwater Canyon is currently permissible with no permit. North Hatch Canyon (#730) 3 miles within Glen Canyon NRA. The entire road ...

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Pareah Townsite Trail

Paria Movie Set, Pahreah Cemetery, and Pahreah Town Site are located 5 miles off of Utah Highway 89 at approximately mile marker 30.5 or about 39 miles from the Carl Hayden Visitor Center. A five mile dirt road leads you to the structures and artifacts that tell the story ...

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Paria Rimrocks - Toadstool Trail

Explore the Paria Rimrocks on this moderate 1.5 mile round trip hike leading to hoodoos and balanced rocks. Drive north on highway 89 from the Glen Canyon Dam. Turn into the dirt parking area on the right just past Utah mile marker 19. Slip through the hikers-gate, sign the ...

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Paria Trail

End of Lonely Dell trail. The entire canyon is 45 miles (72.4km) one way, take a day trip into and out of the canyon as you see fit Sandy wash and multiple river ...

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