Published: April 2006
Learn More
In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

Related Links

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
If you are planning a visit to Glen Canyon, this is a good site for information about park activities, lake levels, boating facilities, and more.

Glen Canyon Institute
Interested in protecting the revealed Glen Canyon landscape and getting it declared as a national park? Log on here to find out how this nonprofit organization is working to achieve those goals.

Friends of Lake Powell
This nonprofit organization supports the preservation of the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell as well as "their social, recreational, environmental, and economic benefits."


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Chronic, Halka. Roadside Geology of Utah. Mountain Press Publishing Company, 1990.

Farmer, Jared. Glen Canyon Dammed: Inventing Lake Powell and the Canyon Country. University of Arizona Press, 1999.

Martin, Russell. A Story That Stands Like a Dam: Glen Canyon and the Struggle for the Soul of the West. Henry Holt and Company, 1989.

Porter, Eliot. The Place No One Knew: Glen Canyon on the Colorado. Sierra Club and Ballantine Books, 1968.

NGS Resources

Mike Edwards. "State of Rock." National Geographic (May 2005), 32-47.

Steinberg, Judith. "ZipUSA: Moab, Utah." National Geographic (March 2005), 118-22.

Powell, John Wesley. The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons. National Geographic Books, 2002.

Clayton, John, Gary Ferguson, and Maureen B. Keilty. National Geographic Guide to America's Outdoors: Southern Rockies. National Geographic Books, 2001.

Rennicke, Jeff. "Deep in the Canyon." National Geographic Traveler (May/June 1998), 66-79.

Thybony, Scott. Canyon Country Parklands: Treasures of the Great Plateau. National Geographic Books, 1993.

Carrier, Jim. "The Colorado: A River Drained Dry." National Geographic (June 1991), 2-35.

Mendenhall, Walter C. "The Colorado Desert." National Geographic (August 1909), 681-701.