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Glen Canyon Dam, Tonalea Coconino County

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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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  • Stopped for a quick visit to Glen Canyon Dam and Visitor Center today en route to Zion NP. Even more impressive than the massive 700'-high dam is the graceful arch bridge immediately downstream! Altho...  more »
  • The dam itself is a great feat of engineering which created one of the most spectacular waterways anywhere. lake Powell is a magnificent place for scenery and cannot be bettered.  more »
  • Lake Powell is so far spread a little Colorado River with some Bay Lake. But I would say "big river". Near the town just starting points are laid its dam. No this is the Lake Powell area is town, is a great point, such as shopping, eating and resting.
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