Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is a grand recreation and conservation unit of the National Park Service that encompasses the area around Lake Powell and lower Cataract Canyon in Utah and Arizona, about 139 miles (224 km) east of St. George, Utah. It’s an accredited dark sky sanctuary, home to a monument called Rainbow Bridge of which the International Dark Sky Association says symbolically represents “the arch of the Milky Way across the night sky, a reminder of the long-held value of both Rainbow Bridge and the natural night sky to native peoples of the area.” As many as 15,000 stars may be seen throughout the night. Camping is also available, offered at a variety of both primitive and developed areas. For more information, please visit online or call 928-608-6200 between 7:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mountain Time, Monday through Friday.
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