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Glen Canyon Dam, Tonalea Coconino County

4.4
#24 of 234 in Sightseeing in Arizona
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Claiming the title of the second highest concrete-arch dam in the United States, Glen Canyon Dam is best known for its role in the creation of Lake Powell, a large reservoir that has become a haven for water recreation and house boating. The dam has a controversial past, as it destroyed an area of federally protected land upon its creation. Take a guided tour and hear the story of the battle between the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the environmental organizations that protested it. Learn how the engineers designed the 220 m (710 ft) dam to deliver massive amounts of hydroelectric power to large areas of the West. By using our Tonalea Coconino County trip itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Glen Canyon Dam and other attractions in Tonalea Coconino County.
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  • I have stayed at Hotel Kake Powell Resort on the shores of the artificial lake formed by this dam was very beautiful. Antelope Canyon tour after the next day went to Monument Valley and Horseshoe bend.
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  • Our troop went on a Summer Adventure and decided to do tent camping on this trip through the National Parks in Arizona. One of our stops was the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. During our three ...  more »
  • We took the tour of the Glen Canyon Dam offered in the Visitor Center. It cost us $4 each (Seniors). We went on the dam and then down into the dam 500+ feet and then to the generator room. 45 minute t...  more »
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  • As an engineer, this is an amazing structure. The visitor center has tons of interesting information on the history and construction of the dam. My only recommendation is don't take a 2-year old who is grumpy and short on sleep on the tour. Once you begin the tour you have to finish with the group because the dam is a high security federal facility.
  • The view around in this place are amazing. I went to the guided tour which was 15$ , they gave a walk through to the dam,generators below. It was a different experience to get to know the construction history and see the dam very near.
  • Love the visitor's center. There are some great views of the dam. The store has some great items for sale.
  • Very cool place! I highly recommend taking a river boat tour below the dam as it gives a very different point of view! 😊👍
  • Pretty cool. If you get the chance book a tour, and then walk across the bridge. You also get to drive across the bridge, just go slow and watch for people.

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