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Glen Canyon Dam

Tonalea Coconino County, AZ 86040
+1 928-608-6068
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The controversial dam that was built to create Lake Powell.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Tonalea Coconino County, AZ 86040
+1 928-608-6068
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Could not see Hoover Dam but seeing Glen Canyon Dam probably minimised the regret. It's an engineering marvel , beautiful views and surroundings. You can park the car before bridge and can walk at the bridge to see the Dam.

Thank Anand1351
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Page early this morning and stopped here for a tour. The visitors center has a neat museum. We really learned a lot about the area and the building and maintenance of the dam. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. It was an...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting up close view of an important project. The tour of the dam was very interesting and worth the reasonable cost. It does involve about one half mile of easy walking. The visitors center offers great views of the dam and bridge.

Thank Tom1925
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the guided tour to Glen Canyon Dam and enjoyed it. It was interesting to see how a power station looks and works and to understand the purpose of reservoirs and dams It was also a cool place to stay on a very hot...More

Thank Yair K
Reviewed 19 August 2017

A great place to stop and stretch with an unbeatable view of the reservoir. The guided tour, although not as extensive as Hoover Dam, is still nice. Going down to the base of the dam inside the thick concrete is a cool experience, literally, goes...More

Thank JeffreyHanley
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing views of Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam and Bridge and sweeping red rock vistas. In depth tour of the dam - going from the top, all the way to the bottom into the electricity generation plant. The kids had fun and were very interested.

Thank D S
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Our troop went on a Summer Adventure and decided to do tent camping on this trip through the National Parks in Arizona. One of our stops was the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. During our three days here, we decided to take a tour of...More

Thank Visilea
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We took the tour of the Glen Canyon Dam offered in the Visitor Center. It cost us $4 each (Seniors). We went on the dam and then down into the dam 500+ feet and then to the generator room. 45 minute tour that was very...More

1  Thank LanceD49
Reviewed 15 July 2017

On our way to Page, AZ we stopped and were able to get on a tour within the hour. It's nice break from a long drive. Security is tight and you can only bring wallets and cameras. Tours are cancelled if it's too windy and...More

1  Thank KaiFl
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is an impressive spot just out of town. There is a good Visitors Center here that give the history and construction of Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. It provides great views over the dam. You can also take a tour of the dam...More

Thank OziDiver
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27 August 2017|
Response from LanceD49 | Reviewed this property |
The question is not really clear but you cannot drive on the dam itself. There is a bridge across the Colorado River just below the dam. It has a pedestrian walkway as well as lanes for cars/trucks. If you take the Dam... More
1 March 2017|
Response from Sherry P | Reviewed this property |
yes...they can. Inexpensive....maybe $5. There was construction going on last fall so you could not go down into dam. Was still a good tour.
Tanz R
7 November 2016|
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Response from Mel_elbay | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to book any tour, or pay any money to walk on the bridge, look around the Dam and take photos . Just make sure you have a hat, cold water bottle, as the sun is very strong. And enjoy . :-)