National Parks 2021: Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

It’s time for the annual National Parks Club/KAL!

Every month from May-August, we’ll be releasing 4 new parks colorways. We have exhausted all of the traditional US National Parks, save one, so this year, we’ll be showcasing other National Parks areas, such as National Recreation Areas, Heritage sites, etc. Most will fall under one of 4 categories:

  • National History – Eastern USA
  • National History – Western USA
  • Indigenous Culture
  • Human Rights Leaders/notable people

Check out our Socks and Hats on Vacay/Staycay summertime KAL with our friend Shannon Squire, too: https://shannonsquire.com/socks-hats-on-vacay-staycay-2021/ 

Thanks for exploring parks and making socks with us once again this summer! To get your yarn, check out our list of LYS’s offering National Parks (Parks yarn will ONLY be available at our LYS partners through the summer): http://knittedwit.com/parks-2021/

Where is it located?

Glen Canyon NRA encompasses the area around Lake Powell and lower Cataract Canyon in Utah and Arizona.

Whose land does it reside upon?

Glen Canyon has been periodically used by a a variety of human groups from about 11,500 years ago through the present, including nomadic big game hunters during the Paleoindian period (11,500–8,050 BCE), segueing to settlements during the hunter-gatherer period, and occupation by the Fremont and Anasazi people. Paiute groups lived in the area after the Anasazi, followed by sparse populations of Navajo, Paiute, and Hopi.

When was it established?

October 27, 1972

Why is it amazing?

It covers 1.25 million acres of mostly rugged high desert terrain, and includes Lake Powell. The recreation area stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a vast panorama of human history. 

Why did we choose these colors?

We played with the deep blue of Lake Powell, the brown cliffs and canyons, and the vegetation that pops up in sometimes unexpected places. 

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