Glen Canyon Dam, Tonalea Coconino County

#55 of 492 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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  • Regardless if you think this is your cup or tea or not, you will be surprised at how interesting Glen Canyon Dam is! You do not have to do the tour on the visit as there are displays depicting the...  more »
  • We added extra time to our trip for Upper Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe bend. The trip through the Glen Dam Visitors Center was a bonus and time well spent! Informative & Beautiful.  more »

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