Glen Canyon Dam, Tonalea Coconino County

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#45 of 272 in Parks in Arizona
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. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tonalea Coconino County trip simple and quick.
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  • October 1, 2017
    Can't say that very nicely, but you can see it. You can walk over the bridge and take photographs of the dam and Canyon.
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  • September 30, 2017
    Situated 30 km from Collie,sw Australia, you can enjoy campfires, water skiing, wind surfing and sailing at Glen Mervyn dam.  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    Nice to drive and thinking about it. Also from the visitor center you have here a nice view.
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  • May 30, 2017
    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.
  • July 5, 2017
    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.
  • July 9, 2017
    Love the visitor's center. There are some great views of the dam. The store has some great items for sale.
  • June 21, 2017
    Very cool place! I highly recommend taking a river boat tour below the dam as it gives a very different point of view! 😊👍
  • June 5, 2017
    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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