Lake Powell, Glen Canyon, National Recreation Area, Utah

Lake Powell at Glen Canyon NRA

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 »

National Monuments & Recreation Areas in Utah

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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.


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Cedar Breaks National Monument
  • 2390 West Hwy 56, Suite #11
  • Cedar City, UT 84720
  • Region: Southern
  • Phone: (435) 586-9451
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Dinosaur National Monument
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
Four Corners Area
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Golden Spike National Historic Site
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Hovenweep National Monument
Monument Valley National Monument
  • PO Box 360289
  • Monument Valley, UT 84536
  • Region: Southern
  • Phone: (435) 727-5874
  • Toll Free: (800) 574-4386
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Natural Bridges National Monument
  • 29 miles W of Blanding on Hwy. 95
  • Blanding, UT 84511
  • Region: Southern
  • Phone: 435-692-1234
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