Glen Canyon Dam, Tonalea Coconino County

4.4
#56 of 489 in Parks in Arizona
Must see · Dam · Nature / Park
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. Discover how to plan a Tonalea Coconino County trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Another great dam built into a long and deep canyon. Before makings its journey into the Grand Canyon, this dam helps regulate the Colorado River. Neat Dam, even though it was closed due to Covid...  more »
  • A well designed and presented collection of local info about the environment, the dam itself, the Glen Canyon National Park and the Colorado watershed. Three films are cycled throughout the day and...  more »

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