Glen Canyon Dam, Tonalea Coconino County

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#45 of 273 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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  • On my way north out of the grand canyon area I took a moment to enjoy the view from the visitors center and walk through the miniature muesum. Good place to stretch your legs and use a clean bathroom ...  more »
  • Equipped with an observation deck overlooking the Canyon and the dam. There are benches where you can comfortably sit and enjoy the view of the Canyon, a bridge and a dam.
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  • Check this site, you'll do great pictures with beautiful colors, a beautiful, very impressive point of view.
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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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