Glen Canyon Dam
Glen Canyon Dam
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The controversial dam that was built to create Lake Powell.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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STraveler2
New York518 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Nice visitors center with good views both inside and outside. Some history of the dam and nice gift shop. Worth a stop.
Written October 14, 2023
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Lynn M
4 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
Awesome views of the dam on the Colorado River & Lake Powell. Marinas & boating activity near Page, AZ.
Written June 7, 2023
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JRMADA
United States3,377 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
We visited the Dam and the water levels are low in comparison to yesteryears. There is free and plenty parking (including log vehicles) on site on the western side of the bridge. Perfect views of the dam from here,
Written April 9, 2023
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Glenn M
Houston, TX93 contributions
May 2022
Stop and see this part of history while you can. There's not much of Lake Powell left and with the 20+ year drought who knows low low it'll go. Great views from the bridge and some nice hiking trails.
Written August 7, 2022
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helensims61
Wark, UK493 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Stopped here for about an hour on a coach tour. Nice view of the dam,walked out onto the bridge there are gaps in the fence at certain points so you can get pictures. Gift shop ,visitor centre lots of information on the dam
Written May 31, 2022
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tomorrowsantiques
Mesa, AZ1,204 contributions
Mar 2022
The visitor center was not open on Wednesday when I was there. Check beforehand if that’s what you want. All there was to do was walk around and take pictures.
Written March 11, 2022
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fiamma11
Tysons Corner, VA4,919 contributions
Jun 2021
Not as impressive as Hoover Dam, however, it is still quite interesting and a sight to behold. This created beautiful Lake Powell. You don't have direct access to the dam, but the views from the bridge on US 89 are really good.
Written December 29, 2021
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Colleen C
Troy, NY2,182 contributions
Apr 2021
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 here so quick stop ~ port-a-potties are available to use here
Written April 20, 2021
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Leslie Driskill
Oklahoma City, OK86 contributions
Feb 2021 • Solo
I stopped at the visitors center to check out the dam and pedestrian walkway over the bridge near the dam. The scenery here at sunset was absolutely amazing. The visitor center was unfortunately closed due to COVID. There are a few informational signs outside the center.
Written April 4, 2021
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CATTSAR
Provincetown, MA22,298 contributions
Nov 2020
I have always been fascinated by dams, so when I stumbled across this I was excited. The dam stands over 700 feet tall (215 m) above the Colorado River and Lake Powell. While the actual dam is not accessible, the U.S. 89 bridge serves as a observation deck both looking at the dam and looking down the river. One thing that about the bridge is that there are openings in the fence allowing for pictures without fencing in it. In addition to the dam there is a area dedicated to the history of the  development of the Colorado River Storage Project. There is a large visitors center as well, though it was closed indefinitely due to Covid 19. Visiting the dam is free but I would not recommended to anyone with a fear if heights.
Written December 22, 2020
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