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Named after explorer John Wesley Powell, Lake Powell is a paradise for house boating, kayaking, photography, and bass fishing. Canyons and inlets shelter ruins and natural wonders.see more »
Utah's National Monuments and National Recreation Areas vary in size and scope, from vast swaths of untamed lands, water recreation-centric destinations, and historic sites of national significance.
Southern Utah has five national monuments: Cedar Breaks and the adventurous Grand Staircase-Escalante in the southwest; Rainbow Bridge, Natural Bridges, and Hovenweep in the southeastern side of the state.
Southeastern Utah is home to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, best known for Lake Powell - a gigantic reservoir set in a redrock landscape with countless side canyons. Here you will also find Monument Valley Tribal Park, with its panoramic scenery and Navajo history that has been featured in countless films.
In the Northeast, Dinosaur National Monument features the remains of prehistoric beasts that once ruled the globe. Also, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, with its recreation-rich reservoir and the scenic Green River, has some of the best fishing around!
Up north, you can also explore caverns of Timpanogos Cave National Monument, or learn about the fascinating railroad history of the Old West at Golden Spike National Historic Site.
Utah Office of Tourism
Council Hall/Capitol Hill 300 N State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114