Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Nature & Wildlife in Glen Canyon

Flora & Fauna

Life in Glen Canyon requires tenacity and creative adaptability. While the region appears harsh and sometimes barren, the park abounds with wildlife. The Colorado Plateau rises like a lush island from the surrounding Great Basin Desert. The mountains and high plateaus that encircle this area create a self-contained plant ...

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Plant Zones

Riparian Community Many miles of streamside and canyon bottoms provide habitat for this community. Although some streams are usually dry in the spring, water is generally available deep below the surface. Plants growing here have to be adaptable and must also be able to tolerate occasional severe flooding. Fremont Cottonwood: Natives ...

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