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Glen Canyon Dam, Tonalea Coconino County

Categories: Dams, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
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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  • Do and see when you get out of Page for Bryce Canyon, sublime place to make unforgettable pictures!
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  • Glen Canyon Dam is aan amazing engineering feat and the the water way of lake Powell a strikingly beautiful area.The views from the dam and the overlook are excellent. 
  • The Dam & the visitors center are well worth a visit. But please, when you go, question whether the dam should have ever been built, think about the myriad shortcomings of theColorado Compact that all...  read more »
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