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Glen Canyon and Lake Powell

Alstrom Point, Lake Powell   |  Austen Diamond
  • Weather: Partly Sunny, 83F

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers more than 1.2 million acres of unparalleled opportunities for land- and water-based recreation. Within the recreation area, Lake Powell, is the second largest human-made lake in the United States, and is widely recognized as one of the premier boating destinations in the world. Stretching from the beginning of the Grand Canyon at Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is graced with scenic views, unique geology and evidence of 10,000 years of human history.

Lake Powell Must-Do Guide

This national recreation area's activities include boating, fishing, hiking and scenic driving.

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Visitor Information

Climate and Weather

Summer | June–August

Extremely hot (sometimes exceeding 110 F degrees) and the area offers little, if any, shade in the form of trees.

Winter | December–March

Winters can be chilly, and the temperature sometimes dip below freezing at night.

Spring | March–May

Springtime is difficult to predict and can also bring long periods of high winds.

Fall | September–November

The fall weather is typically nice and mild — a great season to avoid the heat and the crowds.

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