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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area: Oak Canyon

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Distance: 3.6 miles


Find tranquility and seclusion on this 7.2-mile paddle-hike trip to a lonesome campsite.
  • Towering walls
  • Water-carved canyon walls
  • Travelling over a boulder field beneath expansive slickrock
  • Rocky streambed
  • Slickrock domes and desert wildflowers
  • The narrows of the waterway

TO TRAILHEAD: Only access to Oak Canyon (called Secret Canyon on some boating charts) is by water. From Bullfrog Marina, head W to Mile 51; from Wahweap Marina, head E past dam to Rainbow Bridge. Put in with kayak from secluded cove to R of promontory marking canyon mouth. Oak Bay features sandy beaches for camping and anchoring boats.

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