Scenic USA - Arizona
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state parks and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
|Photo by Ken Reece
Ken Reece Photography
Surrounding the canyon it was named for, the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area follows the Colorado River for 180 miles from the Orange Cliffs, near Canyonlands National Park in Utah, across the Arizona border to Lees Ferry. Before 1963 the Colorado River moved through Glen Canyon unabated. Today, plenty of hostility is still directed toward Glen Canyon Dam for taking away their canyon and creating a cesspool called Lake Powell. Opponents guess if Major John Wesley Powell were alive, he’d been vehemently opposed to the Glen Canyon Dam project. Human impact on this fragile environment is also significant, considering its thousands of visitors every year.
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