Our Mission: 
Glen Canyon Conservancy seeks to preserve Powell Country for future generations of explorers

Glen Canyon Conservancy partners with public lands in northern Arizona and southern Utah to create learning opportunities, enhance visitor experience, and inspire stewardship.  

Founded in 1986 as Glen Canyon Natural History Association, GCC offers educational programming, products, and services to help visitors find a lasting connection with their public lands.  

Our organization utilizes member support and retail proceeds at 10 locations throughout the region to generate funds that support educational, safety, outreach, and research programs.  

GCC supports public lands including Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Lake Powell, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Dixie National Forest, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, and Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.  

GCC cultivates stewardship through a growing network of philanthropic partners.  Our mission and your support ensure that Powell country remains wild, beautiful, and inspiring for generations to come.  

Meet Our Partners

Public Lands Managers


Glen Canyon Conservancy is the official education and fundraising partner of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area--which includes Lake Powell--and Rainbow Bridge National Monument.


Glen Canyon Conservancy is the official cooperating partner of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.  


Glen Canyon Conservancy offers tours of Glen Canyon Dam starting in Carl Hayden Visitor Center to the public through a partnership with the United States Bureau of Reclamation.  


GCC is one of over 84 National Park cooperating associations and friends groups serving more than 300 areas in the National Park system. Many of these organizations, including Glen Canyon Conservancy, are members of the Public Lands Alliance.


GCC is a member of Peaks, Plateaus, and Canyons Association.  PPCA is a regional think-tank network of  cooperating associations and friends groups representing diverse public lands across the Colorado Plateau.  


GCC partners with Arizona Department of Transportation to staff and manage visitor services at Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center in Marble Canyon, AZ.


In coopperation with the Arizona Office of Tourism and City of Page, Glen Canyon Conservancy serves visitors and the community as an official State of Arizona Visitor Center.  

Public Lands Community Organizations

State & Local Partners