|Glen Canyon National Recreation Area|
Striated red-orange cliffs and the opportunity to enjoy clear desert skies above sparkling blue water draw many visitors to this recreation area, which includes Lake Powell, a stretch of the Colorado River and miles of rocky desert country. Encompassing hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizon...
|Description: Historic Navajo Bridge spans Marble Canyon in a graceful silvery arch approximately 470 feet above the Colorado River. For many years the only crossing of the Colorado River for 600 miles, it now serves as a pedestrian bridge providing excellent views of the canyon.|
Wildlife to Watch: The California condor can be viewed at fairly close range, on cliffs below and flying over or under the bridge. You may also see turkey vultures. An interpretive center is open from April to October. The California condor can be viewed at fairly close range, on cliffs below and flying over or under the bridge. You may also see turkey vultures, peregrine falcons, and other birds of prey. The parking lot area is home to white-tailed antelope and rock squirrels, while the nearby cliffs and canyon walls harbor rock and canyon wrens. In the area surrounding Navajo Bridge you may see pronghorn, mule deer, coyote, gray fox, badger, raccoon, and black-tail jackrabbit. Area reptiles and amphibians include Great Basin rattlesnake, gophersnake, nightsnake, common kingsnake, eastern collared lizard, Great Basin spadefoot, and Mexican spadefoot.
Special Tips: An interpretive center is open from April to October
Other Activities: Navajo vendors are usually on location with their crafts.
Ownership: Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, National Park Service
Closest Town: Marble Canyon
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