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Glen Canyon

Guide 2017

brochure Glen Canyon - Guide 2017
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Rainbow Bridge National Monument National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Vol. 13, No. 1, 2017 The official newspaper PHOTO: NPS Trash Trackers Visitor Guide 2017 Glen Canyon Continues The Party Into The Next Century One hundred and one. That’s how old the National Park Service will be turning in 2017. It doesn’t quite measure up to the excitement of turning 100, does it? In 2016, we rolled out the red carpet to celebrate 100 years since the creation of the National Park Service, the agency that takes care of places like Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Now that it’s 2017, the party hats have been put away and the guests have all gone home. site, where preservation and enjoyment are one and the same. Perhaps your visit will include taking a power boat out on Lake Powell or paddling a kayak down the Colorado River to get a taste for what Glen Canyon was like before the dam was built, creating Lake Powell. Maybe you would prefer to explore Glen Canyon by foot on one of several hiking trails, taking in the sights and sounds of the desert around you. Or have they? Regardless of how you choose to experience Glen Canyon, you are sure to come in contact with the unique resources that make this place so special; stunning rock formations millions of years in the making, cliff dwellings left behind by ancient peoples, the footprints of a coyote hunting for its supper under some of the darkest skies on earth. The National Park Service continues to protect these things and more so that they will be here for the next 100 years, and that is certainly something worth celebrating year after year! The reality is, you don’t make it to be 100 years old if you’re not doing something right. And with over 300 million visitors every year it seems like the public would agree. The National Parks are truly the pride of our nation, where citizens and visitors alike can experience the best that this country has to offer. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is no exception. Over 3 million visitors per year come here to recreate within this unique National Park Service Park Info Park Map ....................2 Fees ............................2 Weather ......................3 Ranger Programs .........3 Safety .........................4 Volunteer ....................4 Districts South....................... 6-7 Page, Wahweap, Antelope Canyon North........................8-9 Bullfrog, Halls Crossing Escalante....................10 Lees Ferry....................11 Rainbow Bridge ..........12 Highlight Horseshoe Bend..............5 Welcome to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument, home to Lake Powell and so much more! You may already know about the water-based activities like boating and fishing you can enjoy in your 1.25 million-acre national park, but that’s only a small part of our story. We have seemingly endless trails, routes, roads and canyons to explore by foot, bike or vehicle, which will impart a sense of discovery as you share in the rich history of this national treasure. Throughout the park, you’ll find evidence of our region’s past as a seabed, dinosaur habitat, sacred land of American Indian tribes, and home to Mormon pioneers. Our cultural, geological, paleontological and historical resources are only rivaled by our beautiful views. Take some time to speak with our rangers and plan a Glen Canyon trip you’ll remember forever! William Shott Superintendent Glen Canyon Overview Glen Canyon’s 1.25 million acres were set aside for the National Park Service by Congress in 1972. Its vast landscape is filled with rugged canyon lands, sandstone mesas, rivers, and a 186-mile-long reservoir called Lake Powell. Getting from the one end of the park to the other requires many hours by boat or by car. Most visitors find it impractical to visit more than one district in a single trip. For some people, it takes a lifetime to even begin to know all of the wonders Glen Canyon and Rainbow Bridge have to offer. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument During Major John Wesley Powell’s famous 1869 expedition on the Colorado River, he noted, “So we have a curious ensemble of wonderful features - carved walls, royal arches, glens, alcove gulches, mounds, and monuments. From which of these features shall we select a name? We decide to call it Glen Canyon.” National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK Superintendent William Shott Orange Cliffs Park Address P.O. Box 1507 691 Scenic View Rd Page AZ 86040 Website Information nps.gov/glca nps.gov/rabr Email: glca_carl_hayden@nps.gov facebook.com/glencanyonnra youtube.com/glencanyonnra GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA Park Headquarters Open weekdays 7am-4pm 928-608-6200 928-608-6259 fax The National Park Service cares for the special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. Hite CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK L EL Entrance Fees KE LA Entrance fees are charged year-round. Passes may be purchased at any entrance station or Park Headquarters. Glen Canyon Passes 1 – 7 days Vehicle Entrance $25 Individual Entrance $12 on foot or bicycle Boating $30 per vessel W PO Bullfrog Annual Pass Fe rr $50 per person Escalante y Halls Crossing $50 per vessel Hole-inthe-Rock ARM GRAND STAIRCASEESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT Dangling Rope Marina L EL Alstrom KE A Point L Wahweap Lees Ferry Antelope Point OW JUAN SAN RAINBOW BRIDGE NATIONAL MONUMENT P NAVAJO NATION Utah Arizona Page Paved Road Unpaved Road GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK Travel time from Page (one-way) To Travel Time Miles Lees Ferry 45 minutes 43 by road Wahweap 10 minutes 5 by road Antelope Point 17 minutes 13 by road Rainbow Bridge 2.5 hours by boat 50 by water Bullfrog 5 hours by car 4 hours by boat 286 by road 100 by water Halls Crossing 4 hours 230 by road Escalante 3.5 hours 194 by road Hite 4 hours 226 by road 2 Plan Your Visit Weather & Average Temperatures Ranger Programs Enrich your Glen Canyon experience by attending a ranger program. Current schedule is available at park visitor centers or go.nps.gov/GLCARanger Park Ranger at Rainbow Bridge Horseshoe Bend Leave No Trace Ranger Talk May - October • Sat & Sun• 8:30am MST Park Ranger Program May - October • Weekdays • 8:30am MST Wahweap Campground Amphitheater Evening Ranger Program June - September • Fri & Sat • 8:00pm MST Carl Hayden Visitor Center Jr Ranger Programs June - September • Daily • 10am - 2pm MST Hanging Garden Guided Hike - 1 hour January February March April May June Averages: 42°F/6°C 24°F/-4°C Rain/Snow .47in/1.2cm Averages: 51°F/11°C 30°F/-1°C Rain/Snow .43in/1.1cm Averages: 58°F/14°C 36°F/2°C Rain/Snow .73in/1.9cm Averages: 68°F/20°C 43°F/6°C Rain/Snow .34in/.9cm Averages: 80°F/27°C 53°F/12°C Rain/Snow .43in/1.1cm Averages: 91°F/33°C 62°F/17°C Rain/Snow .20in/.5cm July August September October November December Averages: 97°F/36°C 69°F/21°C Rain/Snow .47in/1.2cm Averages: 94°F/34°C 67°F/19°C Rain/Snow .67in/1.7cm Averages: 85°F/29°C 58°F/14°C Rain/Snow .54in/1.4cm Averages: 71°F/22°C 47°F/8°C Rain/Snow .78in/2.0cm Averages: 55°F/13°C 35°F/2°C Rain/Snow .59in/1.5cm Averages: 46°F/8°C 27°F/-3°C Rain/Snow .51in/1.3cm Reflection Canyon If you’ve seen Lake Powell and the brightly colored cliffs surrounding the deep, clear waters of the man-made reservoir, the photo on this year’s America the Beautiful Pass may have been a recognizable sight. The winding cliffs of Reflection Canyon have become a particularly iconic scene in Glen Canyon. June - September • Mon - Thurs • 1/2 hour before sunset MST Defiance House Archaeological Site Guided Ranger Talk June - September • Times and Days TBD Rainbow Bridge National Monument Guided Ranger Talk June - September • Daily • Times TBD Park Events Enjoy special events in the park and interact with park rangers in the local community throughout the year! Visit our website at www.nps.gov/glca and click on the calendar icon. Junior Ranger Program If you are between the ages of 5 and 13, we want YOU to be a part of the National Park Service family! Earn your Junior Ranger badge during your visit by participating in special Junior Ranger events, completing individual learning activities, or volunteering. Ask a Park Ranger how you can get involved! Our Junior Ranger staff is ready to assist daily at Carl Hayden Visitor Center and Escalante Visitor Center. Days vary at Bullfrog Visitor Center. This extremely remote site is challenging to reach and requires a long drive on rough (sometimes impassible) dirt roads, and miles of hiking over rugged, unmarked terrain. Some equally beautiful experiences can be found in more accessible areas of the park, including Horseshoe Bend on page 5. Quagga Mussels Are Present In Lake Powell It is your responsibility to help prevent them from spreading. You may be contacted by a mussel ranger. CLEAN. DRAIN. DRY. Everything... Every Time! storage compartments live wells dock lines anchor bilge prop motor trailer hull axle rollers 3 Know Before You Go Protect Yourself Prepare For Your Adventure 5 Ways to Die in Glen Canyon Your visit to Glen Canyon should be a fun and enjoyable one that you can cherish for years to come. Yet every year visitors are injured or killed while recreating in Glen Canyon. More often than not, these negative outcomes could have been prevented with just a little bit of advance planning. Avoid disaster by knowing and following these safety tips: Beat the Heat: Extreme temperatures and exposure to the sun can all contribute to heat exhaustion and stroke. Avoid outdoor activity during the hottest parts of the day. Wear sunscreen, light-colored clothing, and a hat for sun protection. Drink Water: Poor judgment, nausea, dizziness, headaches, and even death can result from dehydration. Drink plenty of water (minimum 1 gallon per day) and replace electrolytes lost through sweat in this desert environment. Limit alcohol and caffeine intake. When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors: Afternoon thunderstorms are common during the summer months. During a thunderstorm, you are not safe anywhere outside. Seek shelter in a safe building or vehicle. Wear Your Smartest Accessory: Lifejackets can save even the most experienced swimmers. It’s optional for adults and teens but required for anyone age 12 and under. All PWC passengers must wear a Coast Guard approved lifejacket at all times. A Leap To Your Death Disaster On The Water Ignoring Your Surroundings: Glen Canyon is a place of extremes, but no adventure is worth your life. Avoid canyons when rain is present in the forecast. Stay back from cliff edges. Let someone know your plans when traveling into wilderness areas. Know where you are at all times Drinking and Boating: Boating under the influence is the same as driving a vehicle under the influence – it is dangerous and illegal. Consider the cost to you and your loved ones and save the cold ones for later. Swimming in Marinas: Electrical faults from vessels can electrocute swimmers in the water while boat traffic and propeller strikes can maim and kill. Find a beach instead. Cliff Jumping: Even in water, jumping from heights can create a painful impact, not to mention submerged rocks or structures. It is illegal to jump off rocks or man-made structures more than 15 feet high. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Gas burning engines release carbon monoxide, an odorless gas that can be deadly when inhaled. Know where your boat vents exhaust and stay out of the danger zone. Install CO detectors on your boat or RV. Steer Clear Of Flash Floods The Edge Is Right There! Protect Your Park Why Should I Help? Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument are magnificent places that preserve the wildly untamed beauty of the Colorado Plateau, the fascinating history of the American West, and thrilling opportunities for outdoor adventure. When you visit, consider volunteering to protect these experiences for yourself, and others. After all, these are YOUR parks! Voluntourism is one of the best ways to visit your park and leave it better than you found it. Giving your holiday to Glen Canyon some lasting meaning plants unique memories from your visit that you would not be able to have any other way. Do you feel a special connection to the places the National Park Service protects? Do you want to see these places preserved so your friends, children, and grandchildren can experience them the way you do today? When you volunteer in a National Park Service unit like Glen Canyon, you are actively taking a step to make that future a reality, and you will find that the happy feeling you get from being in the park is magnified when you give back and leave it better than you found it. How Can I Help? Volunteers are an elite team of Trash Trackers, GRIT members, school groups, scouts, and individual champions. The secret is anyone can join our team. 4 Astronomy volunteers help you see the sun and other stars 2016 GLEN CANYON VOLUNTEERS By The Numbers Volunteer while visiting us for an hour, several days, or even a whole season. • One hour: Join our Rangers at Horseshoe Bend for Leave No Trace awareness training and a one hour volunteer project from Memorial Day to labor Day, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. daily • Multi-day: overnight houseboat and camping trips, or sign up your group for a project of your choosing - visit our website at go.nps.gov/glcaVIP to find out about our many opportunities. • For 30 days or more: check out our open positions at volunteer.gov. Whether you are a retiree, professional looking to build a resume, or young adult looking to gain an edge on college applications, there may be a spot for you. A student volunteer group helps out with the orchard at Lees Ferry. Not All Heroes Wear Capes 418 TOTAL VOLUNTEERS 10,842 TOTAL HOURS WORKED Featuring Trash Trackers 57,115 Pounds of Trash 10,013 7042 fireworks 1488 golf balls plastic bottles WHAT ELSE? ● 84 volunteers ● 609 miles of shoreline ● 1168 trash bags ● 25 week-long 23 mattresses trips Graffiti Removal & Intervention Team Scrubbed 3127 Sq Feet of Graffiti Park Highlights Your Visit to Horseshoe Bend Stand on the edge of the canyon at Horseshoe Bend. It can feel as if you are on the threshold of the world, and you can see more of it than you ever have at one time. In that moment you are part of the earth below your feet as well as the air around you and the space directly in front of you. If you are very quiet, you can hear the gentle rush of the river and the voices of fly fisherman and river guides recreating below your feet. This stunning vista has inspired numerous artists to capture images of Horseshoe Bend on film and canvas. As these images become more popular, people from around the world are finding themselves inspired to visit this uniquely beautiful place. We are doing our best to keep up. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and the City of Page are working now to reroute the hiking trail to the viewpoint to make it accessible for people of all ability groups, install shade shelters, and provide interpretation about the landscape and ecosystem surrounding Horseshoe Bend. In the future, there will be a station to fill water bottles and an area for Park Rangers to greet visitors and engage them in activities. For now, we encourage you to ensure you are prepared for the hike to Horseshoe Bend. The short hike is more challenging than it looks and nobody wants to ruin their vacation with a trip to the hospital! Plan to visit early in the morning when the weather is cool, always bring water and wear shoes, and stay clear of the edge! Hiking Checklist A Popular Spot Water Horseshoe Bend is a “bucket list” destination for many visitors. There will be lots of people there at the same time as you and no railings at the edge. Please be courteous and let everyone enjoy the view. Sunscreen and a hat Sturdy shoes Wander off trail Get too close to the edge Dogs kept on a leash Pack out trash and pet waste Carving on the rocks Camera & tripod Drone Drones Are Prohibited Launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of Glen Canyon NRA and Rainbow Bridge NM is prohibited, even if the operator is outside the boundary. Dark Skies Over Glen Canyon The brilliance of the starry night sky has been inspiring humans for generations, but today, many look up and see just a handful of stars as light pollution shrinks our visible universe from millions of light years to just a few miles. Light pollution - the inappropriate or excessive use of light - can have negative, and even deadly, effects on the animals that rely on the dark for predation, reproduction and navigation. Even humans and plants rely on the cycle of light and darkness to help govern our innate circadian rhythms, which are disrupted by exposure to artificial light at night. By making a commitment to preserve some of the darkest skies in the country, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area gives visitors the opportunity to experience the silver rainbow of light formed by the Milky Way and an inky night sky filled with thousands of stars. This nightscape is critical to the natural and cultural heritage of the park and special effort is being made to improve outdoor lighting and protect our fragile resources. Of all pollution problems we face, light pollution may be the most easily remedied. You can help preserve our precious night sky by simply turning off the lights outside your home at night or shielding those lights to direct light downward. Lowering blinds on windows will also help keep artificial light inside your home and prevent it from impacting the natural environment. Join our Night Sky Rangers for Full Moon hikes at Hanging Garden trailhead and New Moon stargazing at Wahweap Amphitheater. Weekly Solar Viewing and Junior Ranger “Night Explorer” activities at Carl Hayden Visitor Center. Check times on our website for all Night Sky Ranger programs. go.nps.gov/glenskies 2017 Moon Full New April Apr 19 Apr 26 May May 18 May 25 June June 17 June 23 July July 16 July 23 August Aug 14 Aug 21 September Sept 13 Sept 20 October Oct 12 Oct 19 November Nov 10 Nov 18 December Dec 10 Dec 18 5 Page  Wahweap  Antelope Point Adventure Begins Here The Carl Hayden Visitor Center is open daily 8am-5pm, with extended hours in the summer. Check the website for events. Whether you have a few hours or a few days to spend here, there are no shortage of both land and water-based activities in this most visited district of the park. Tours of Glen Canyon Dam every day, call 928-608-6072 for information about tours of the dam. Visitors should begin their adventure with a stop at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center at the Glen Canyon Dam. Films and exhibits tell the story of water in the west, from source to citizen, while tours of the dam are offered throughout the day. Once oriented, take a short hike to see the awe-inspiring view at Horseshoe Bend or a secluded desert oasis at the Hanging Garden. Hiking not your thing? Take a drive to the Wahweap Overlook for a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. Call 928-608-6200 for general information. Those with more time may consider exploring Lake Powell by powerboat, kayak, or paddleboard. Rentals and tours are offered from both the Wahweap and Antelope Point Marinas as well as local outfitters. Flat water rafting on the river below the dam is provided by Colorado River Discovery, located in Page, AZ. Catch a ranger-led talk, hike, or night-sky program to learn more about the environment and history of the area. Boat Tour Contacts Tour Phone Website Lake Powell Resort (Lake) 928-645-2433 lakepowell.com Antelope Point Marina (Lake) 928-608-4477 antelopepointlakepowell.com Colorado River Discovery (River) 888-522-6644 raftthecanyon.com The Carl Hayden Visitor Center has brand new exhibits exploring the history, culture, environment, and recreation at Glen Canyon Dam and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. 89 Lone Rock $ Lake Powell UT AZ Lake Powell Resort Wahweap North $ Area Information Marina Services Entrance/Fee Station Fuel Dock Point of Interest North Paved Roads Park Boundary Wahweap Overlook Wahweap South $ Lake Access Camping Primitive Camping Driving Time Miles (km) Antelope Canyon 10 minutes 8.5 (13.7) Carl Hayden Visitor Center 17 minutes 13 (20.9) Dam Overlook 5 minutes 1.5 (2.4) NPS Headquarters Wahweap Marina 10 minutes 5 (8) Wahweap Overlook 10 minutes 3 (5) Col o o rad Haul Rd Page 98 d 2 (3.2) lvd ell B Pow eR 8 (12.9) 5 minutes Lake min per 15 minutes Page 22B Powell Museum 5 (8) Lone Rock Beach Lees Ferry Dam Overlook Cop Antelope Point 10 minutes Glen Canyon Dam Hanging Garden Trail To Lonely Dell Ranch Lakeshore Drive $ Trailhead Horseshoe Bend Antelope Point Marina Launch Ramp Travel time from Carl Hayden Visitor Center 6 e Uplak Wahweap Legend $ Castle Rock Cut Ri ver Lower Antelope Canyon Navajo Tribal Park Upper Antelope Canyon Navajo Tribal Park 89 Horseshoe Bend Overlook 20 LeChee Camping/Lodging RV Park Reservations: lakepowell.com, 1-800-528-6154 Fire grills, tables, restrooms, showers, laundry, store, dump station, potable water. Pets are allowed on leash. The beach, picnic area and amphitheater are nearby. Can accommodate RVs up to 70 feet long. Wahweap 139 full hook-up sites 6 group sites with shade shelters, no hook-ups Campground No reservations, maximum two vehicles per site. Rates: lakepowell.com Wahweap 112 tent sites - some sites are large enough for an RV up to 40 feet 9 walk-in tent sites - must carry equipment from parking area Primitive Camping No reservations, maximum two vehicles per site. $14 per vehicle/night Lone Rock Beach Outdoor showers, microflush, vault toilets, and RV dump (not available year round). Lone Rock Beach Drive to the lake and camp on the beach. Be aware of soft sandy areas. It is easy to get a vehicle stuck in the sand. There is a designated off-road vehicle (ORV) play area. Lodging Reservations: lakepowell.com, 1-800-528-6154 Wahweap Lake Powell Resort Lodge. Rooms of various sizes, restaurant, gift shop. Nearby Multiple hotels in and around Page, AZ Lake Level at 3610’ Pumpout Fuel Dock Powell Museum Ram p Wahweap Lake Powell Resort Boat tours Lake at Full Pool (3700’) Wahweap Beach The Coves (closed) p a on iz Ar Ram ah Ut Lau nch Boat Rentals Ma in Sta teli ne Lau nch Pumpout Fuel Dock Waheap Marina Parking Picnic Area Lakeshor e Drive Fish Cleaning Station Ranger Station Firehouse Campground Amphitheater Lak esh Driv e e Dr th in E el or at N St Wa hw eap Blv d ore Invasive Mussel Decontamination Station There is more to the area than Glen Canyon! For more information on lodging, restaurants, and nearby attractions, including Antelope Canyon and Scenic Flights, please visit the Powell Museum at the corner of Lake Powell Boulevard and North Navajo. They can assist you with booking tours and finding hotel rooms, all while showcasing the history of Page, AZ, and the area. You can also contact them at 928-645-9496 or powellmuseum.org iv S W e Not to Scale 89 To: Page, AZ Wahweap South Entrance Station 89 To: Kanab, UT Wahweap North Entrance Station Kayakers on Lake Powell Hiking Trails are not maintained. This is a desert. Protect yourself from the sun. Hike Distance (round-trip) Average Time Always bring plenty of drinking water on your hike. There are no restrooms on the trails. Cell phone coverage is spotty. Terrain About the trail Easy Dam Overlook 940 ft (286m) 30 minutes to 1 hour Walk down stairs and over sandstone From Carl Hayden Visitor Center drive south 1.5 miles (2.4km) on Hwy 89, turn right on Scenic View Road. Turn right on first road to parking area. Descend a flight of stone steps to the canyon rim for a wide angle view of the Glen Canyon Dam and the Colorado River. Hanging Garden 1 mile (1.6km) 1 hour minimum Rocky and sandy From Carl Hayden Visitor Center, turn south on Hwy 89 and proceed across Glen Canyon Bridge. Turn left one half mile (0.8km) east on Hwy 89. Trailhead is 500 yards down dirt road. Hike over sand and slick rock to a cool alcove seep spring. Open: sunrise to sunset. 1.5 miles (2.4km) 1 hour minimum Sandy hill, rocky, uneven ground. Caution: dangerous drop-off, no railings From Carl Hayden Visitor Center turn south on Hwy 89. Approximately 5 miles (8km) on U.S. Hwy 89, just south of highway marker 545, turn right into the parking area. Glen Canyon Follow the trail to cliff edge for a remarkable view of the Colorado River. Hike during cooler times of day. Wear appropriate shoes for hiking. 6 miles (9.7km) Half day Sandy wash, some rock scrambling required From the Carl Hayden Visitor Center, drive north on Hwy 89 for 15.3 miles (24.6km). In Big Water, UT, turn right (opposite from the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument visitor center) onto Ethan Allen Rd for 0.3 mile (0.5km) then right on NPS road 230. After about 4.7 miles (7.6 km), there will be a sign marking the trailhead. Proceed into the canyon, then hike as far as you can go, turn around, and come back. View excellent examples of erosional processes including a slot canyon, hoodoos, and two natural bridges. Hike during the cooler hours of the morning. Do not enter narrow canyons when thunderstorms are forecast. Moderate Horseshoe Bend Difficult Wiregrass Canyon 7 Bullfrog  Halls Crossing Away From It All Miles away from any city, the Bullfrog and Halls Crossing districts of Glen Canyon NRA offer visitors a chance to slow down and prepare for their Lake Powell adventures “away from it all.” Begin your visit on the right foot by stopping by the Bullfrog Visitor Center or Halls Crossing Contact Station (Hours vary) to view exhibits and get updates on current conditions. Rangers at both locations are full of information to help you plan a safe and enjoyable visit to Lake Powell. Imagine what life was like for early inhabitants of Glen Canyon at Defiance House archaeological site, a preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwelling that is open to the public at the back of Forgotten Canyon. Wear good shoes as the unmaintained trail winds over sand and rock as it makes its way up to the dwelling site. Find solitude in a side canyon off the Escalante arm of Lake Powell, where sheer sandstone cliffs frame a winding waterway. Powerboats and kayaks can be rented from either marina. Land-based adventure awaits along the Burr Trail, where drivers can view spectacular geologic evidence of uplift and erosion. The 67-mile long gravel road connects Bullfrog to Boulder, UT, passing through Glen Canyon NRA, Capital Reef National Park, and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. At the Bullfrog Visitor Center, you can find exhibits relating to geology and history of Glen Canyon, Ancestral Puebloan and pioneer artifacts, and a life-size model of a slot canyon. Hours vary. Check the website or call 435-684-7423 for updated information. Charles Hall Ferry Ranger talk at Defiance House Archaeological Site Take the Charles Hall Ferry between Halls Crossing and Bullfrog: Vehicle passes start at $25 based on length. Call 435-684-3088 for schedule. Ticaboo Pedestal Alley 531 Burr Trail to Capitol Reef National Park 276 Bullfrog Entrance Station Bullfrog Visitor Center Medical Clinic RV Campground 276 Post Office Showers/Laundry Bullfrog Bay Bullfrog Marina Boat Rentals Campground Loop Trail Defiance House Lodge To Stanton Creek Primitive Camping Area Ranger on the Ramp at Halls Crossing Hob Alt ie Cat ern ate Beach Fer ry R out e Fuel Docks $ Bullfrog Slot Canyon Trail Launch Ramp LAKE POWELL Stanton Creek Hobie Cat Beach Halls Creek Bay Ferry to Halls Crossing Uplake Volunteers help clean up the beaches at Stanton Creek. Ferry to Bullfrog Ranger Station Legend Paved road Halls Crossing Marina North Unpaved road 276 Hiking trail Fuel docks Beach Access Launch Ramp Trailhead To Wahweap Rainbow Bridge Primitive hike Location of water-based facilities may change with fluctuating lake levels LAKE POWELL Campground Store Showers/Laundry RV Campground Campground Halls Crossing Some facilities may be closed during winter. Not to scale 8 $ Entrance Station 276 Pictographs at Defiance House. Camping/Lodging RV Park Reservations: lakepowell.com, 1-800-528-6154 Fire grills, tables, restrooms. Pets are allowed on leash. RV dump stations, potable water, showers at Bullfrog and Halls Crossing Bullfrog 24 full hook-up sites, RV maximum 50 feet Halls Crossing 32 full hook-up sites, RV maximum 60 feet Campground No reservations, maximum two vehicles per site. Rates: lakepowell.com Fire grills, tables, restrooms. Pets are allowed on leash. RV dump stations, potable water, showers at Bullfrog and Halls Crossing Bullfrog 75 tent sites (Loop C closed until further notice) Halls Crossing 45 tent sites Primitive Camping No designated sites/no reservations. Burr Trail Driving Burr Trail: Through Capitol Reef National Park Distance: One-way Average Time 67 miles (108km) Half day to all day About the Road: Easy to Difficult Access to lake shore is limited or not possible due to low water. Roads may be impassable. • Bullfrog - Stanton Creek: Microflush toilets, no water. $12 per person/night Lodging Reservations: lakepowell.com, 1-800-528-6154 Bullfrog Defiance House Lodge: Rooms, seasonal restaurant & gift shop; Family units. Halls Crossing Family units: Trailers available to rent seasonally • • Paved and dirt roads – impassable when wet. Four-wheel drive sometimes required. No RVs. From the Bullfrog Visitor Center, drive north on Hwy 276 to the junction and turn left onto the Burr Trail. Continue to Boulder, UT. Call 435-826-5499 for road conditions. Visit the website for detailed information: go.nps.gov/burrtrail Defiance House Archaeological Site Defiance House Archaeological Site is three miles up the middle fork of Forgotten Canyon. It is only accessible by boat, then a hike through underbrush and climb up the side of the cliff. Early native inhabitants migrated seasonally through this landscape, settling for a while in the sheltering canyons. Movement in and out of Glen Canyon may have been correlated with variations in climate; the availability of arable soil, animals to hunt, useful plants and water. Defiance House Archaeological Site Please Visit With Respect Defiance House is nearly 800 years old and very fragile. The structures are made of local materials and mortar that can easily be damaged. • Walk with care. Do not sit or stand on any walls. Enter buildings only through doorways or the ladder into the kiva. • Rock art is easily damaged if touched. Do not leave graffiti on the walls or in the structures. • Pets are not allowed. Urine and feces damage the site. • Leave nothing behind but your footprints. Gradually, they shifted from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle and began to use dry farming techniques to grow corn, beans, squash and cotton near the creek bed below. They domesticated animals such as turkeys and hunted larger game in the Henry Mountains to the north. They eventually built permanent dwellings; pit houses, which were partially dug into the ground, or taller stick stone and mortar structures constructed in alcoves or high on ledges. Using only local materials these dwellings provided shelter and protection to an extended family of up to 20 people. In such dwellings, archaeologists found arrowheads, grinding stones, re

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