Introduction

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona & Utah, includes over 1.2 million acres for unparalleled water-based and backcountry recreation opportunities.

Protecting natural and cultural areas is solely influenced by the connections that people have with these places. What makes these areas so distinct that they need to be protected from destruction or disturbances? The natural beauty of a vast, open landscape is irresistible and breathtaking—being able to stand in front of Yosemite Falls or hike through the Great Smoky Mountains—to see these magnificent, man-made treasures is an unforgettable experience that does not wane over time. It nurtures and frees the spirit for adventure, creating a bond between human and nature and the need for preservation.