Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is a big place, with land in two states and many points of entry. Familiarize yourself with the park map. Then check out the different ways to reach specific sites.
Lake Powell: The only form of transportation between marinas and in the backcountry of Lake Powell is by boat.
Dangling Rope, UT: This marina is accessible only by boat, at buoy 42.
Wahweap, AZ: Three miles north of Page, AZ on Highway 89 is the south entrance, and eight miles south of Big Water, Utah is the north entrance to the Wahweap district of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. In-park shuttle service is available at Wahweap.
Antelope Point, AZ: Three miles east of Page on Highway 98, turn north on BIA Hwy N22B to Antelope Point Marina and/or Antelope Point public launch ramp. Antelope Point Marina provides shuttle service.
Lees Ferry and Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center, AZ: Located on Highway 89A 45 miles southwest of Page Arizona and 62 miles southeast of the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Lees Ferry is located seven miles down the Lees Ferry road from Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center.
Lone Rock Beach, UT: Two miles south of Big Water, UT or 12 miles north of Page, AZ at the Utah/Arizona border on Hwy 89 is the entrance to Lone Rock Beach. There is limited hard-surfaced road, with the majority of access to Lake Powell on sandy roads or beach.
Bullfrog, UT: The Bullfrog Visitor Center is located on Utah Highway 276. Ferry Service is provided by the state of Utah from Bullfrog to Halls Crossing. In-park shuttle service is available at Bullfrog.
Halls Crossing, UT: Halls Crossing is reached by Utah Highway 276. Ferry Service is provided by the state of Utah from Halls Crossing to Bullfrog. In-park shuttle service is available at Halls Crossing.
Operating hours of the Charles Hall Ferry, which runs between Halls Crossing and Bullfrog, change throughout the year. For more information on the ferry, you can call UDOT in state at 511 or out of state at 1-866-511-UTAH or visit the UDOT website.
Hite, UT: Hite is located just off Utah Highway 95; approximately 50 miles southwest of Hanksville, UT or 80 miles northwest of Blanding, UT. At this time the Hite Main ramps are open. They are gravel, so launch at your own risk.
The City of Page is served by a commercial airline. The airport's code letters are PGA. Charter flights are available from Page and Salt Lake City to other areas on the lake. Bullfrog, Hite and Escalante all have landing strips. Cal Black Memorial Airport is located approximately 10 miles (16 km) from Halls Crossing. Rental cars are available at the Page Airport.
Public transportation is available in the Page-Wahweap-Antelope Point areas courtesy of the Helping Hands Agency. Call 928-645-9596 or visit their Helping Hands website for routes and schedules.
Times within and around the park are estimates and will vary.
From Page, AZ one-way…
Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Do you plan to travel to the park in an alternative fuel vehicle? Your actions help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce petroleum use. Plan your trip with the Alternative Fueling Station Locator from the Department of Energy (Page, AZ zip code 86040).
Dirt Roads and Waterways
In the wilds of canyon country, GPS units in your car or on your phone may take you on an unexpectedly bumpy ride. Best to use in tandem with area maps, so you are quite sure if/when you are headed off pavement.
The Moki Dugway is a series of steep, unpaved, but well-graded switchbacks along Utah State Route 261 near Muley Point. Cut into the cliff edge of Cedar Mesa, the old mining road provides incredible views while winding 1,200 feet down in 3 miles. The State of Utah recommends that only vehicles less than 28 feet and 10,000 pounds attempt to negotiate the dugway. The remainder of US-261 is paved.
Charles Hall Ferry
Utah State Route 276 runs through the park and crosses Lake Powell via the Charles Hall Ferry. Travel time over the water takes approximately 25 minutes. This does not include loading, unloading, and travel times on roads within the park. The ferry's southern port is at Hall's Crossing and the northern port is at Bullfrog. Continue reading on the ferry page of the UDOT website.
If your Glen Canyon travel goal is to get off pavement, check out these two popular scenic drives in the backcountry: Burr Trail and Hole-in-the-Rock Road.
Last updated: June 26, 2020