Glen Canyon Backpacking and Hiking Trails - Backpacker

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is a popular summer spot for hikers, boaters and backpackers in the Southwest. The area’s dominating feature is Lake Powell, a massive artificial lake created in the 1960’s by the construction of the Glen Canyon dam. Around the lake are plenty of Glen Canyon hikes, including the 5-day Rainbow Trail, that make for ideal backpacker material. Family hikers might enjoy Explorer Canyon, where surviving petroglyphs dot the grottos. Rainbow Bridge National Monument — one of the largest known natural bridges in the world — is administered by Glen Canyon. The monument is located within Navajo Tribal lands