Hite – Glen Canyon National Preserve, UT

Hite - Glen Canyon National Preserve, UT

Hite - Glen Canyon National Preserve, UT

Hite is a tiny community at the northeast end of Lake Powell, close to UT 95. The nearby bridge provides the only road crossing of the Colorado for 300 miles between the Glen Canyon Dam west of Page (139 miles away by boat) and US 191 at Moab. There is little more to Hite besides a ranger station, gas station and a very useful general store (now open only intermittently), but it is the surrounding scenery for which the area is most renowned – miles of striking, uninterrupted red rock formations with minimal vegetation enclose the lake, which has many beautiful side canyons. Hite used to have a small marina but this is currently closed due to low lake levels. The best place to observe the village, the rocky surroundings and the confluence of the Colorado-Dirty Devil rivers is from Hite Overlook, an elevated viewpoint on the cliffs on the north side of the lake, reached by a short side road

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Published in: on July 13, 2009 at 3:15 PM  Comments Off on Hite – Glen Canyon National Preserve, UT  
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