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Petroglyph Walk
Glen Canyon NRA, Arizona


     Desert bighorns, geometric shapes, and hunting scenes are all depicted on the impressive petroglyph panel located deep within the walls of Glen Canyon—just a short walk from the Colorado River, the panel is yours to explore in an intimate setting.

     In order to hike the approximately 0.25-mile round trip trail, first you must make your way to Boater's Beach, a beautiful stretch of sand found downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam—a place easily accessed via Colorado River Discovery's Half-Day Float Trip.

     Departing from the scenic town of Page, Arizona, your float trip begins with an exciting and exclusive bus ride down the Glen Canyon Dam access tunnel. At the base of the dam, now soaring 700 feet above you, you are required to wear a hard hat as you make your way towards your designated pontoon raft for the scenic downstream float trip—you can take the hard hat off when you get to the raft.

     For the next 15 miles, you will find yourself in awe of the clear blue-green waters, soaring red sandstone cliffs, and the native wildlife—shortly after departing, just before rounding Horseshoe Bend, the raft stops at the beach where hikers make their way to the petroglyph panel.

     Once back on the raft, the float trip continues to the final destination of Lees Ferry—peacefully floating the smooth water of the Colorado, allowing you to experience one of the most dramatic stretches of river in the western United States.

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