Glen Canyon Dam, Tonalea Coconino County

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#56 of 492 in Parks in Arizona
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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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  • soo my son saw this after Hoover Dam and said " so what's this the other Dams smaller sister" It is impressive but I guess not as impressive as it " BIG BROTHER" LOL. The visitor center is closed... 
    soo my son saw this after Hoover Dam and said " so what's this the other Dams smaller sister" It is impressive but I guess not as impressive as it " BIG BROTHER" LOL. The visitor center is closed...  more »

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