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Encompassing over 1.25 million acres, the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers incredible panoramic views fo the spectacular Southwest. The recreational area is vast and stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry, Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of Southern Utah.

HOW WAS LAKE POWELL RECREATIONAL PARK FORMED? Lake Powell was created in 1963 when the Glen Canyon Dam, held back the water of the Colorado River, forming a vast blue lake surrounded by beautiful sandstone walls. Lake Powell is the second largest man-made lake and led to the 1972 creation of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area.

WHO WERE THE FIRST TO EXPLORE LAKE POWELL AND THE SURROUNDING AREA? The reservoir is names after the explorer John Wesley Powell, who was an American Civil War veteran who explored the river with three wooden boats in 1869. The Anasazi settled in the Four Corners area, farming in areas by the Colorado River. The Anasazi vanished from the region approximately 700 years ago and several other tribes including the Navajo, Ute and Paiute moved into the area and lived in and around the Lake Powell area.