We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Glen Canyon Dam

Tonalea Coconino County, AZ 86040
+1 928-608-6068
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Cathedral Slot Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Glen Dam Tour
More Info
and up
Colorado River Float Trip from Sedona or Flagstaff
More Info
and up
Colorado River Float Trip from Flagstaff
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
The controversial dam that was built to create Lake Powell.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Tonalea Coconino County, AZ 86040
+1 928-608-6068
Write a ReviewReviews (824)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 593 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On my way north out of the grand canyon area I took a moment to enjoy the view from the visitors center and walk through the miniature muesum. Good place to stretch your legs and use a clean bathroom as well.

Thank Motivator535
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Great view and tour just for $5. Higly recommended if you are into this kind of tours. Tour last cca 50 minutes, cost only 5 dollars (4 for seniors). You go on top of the Dam and inside, down to the bottom and you can...More

Thank JakubXYZ
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Not very popular but really worth to visit it form the inside and feel and see this gigantic construction from the inside. Go to the tourist information center and ask about the tours, they organize it quite often and it costs only 10 USD. The...More

Thank siomikas
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Situated 30 km from Collie,sw Australia, you can enjoy campfires, water skiing, wind surfing and sailing at Glen Mervyn dam.

3  Thank Inam K
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We just had a quick stop to stretch our legs. Perfect for everyone: educational, hands-on displays, an interesting outdoor area with views for some walking, clean bathrooms.

1  Thank ukusa2155
Reviewed 22 September 2017 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 18 September 2017

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 12 September 2017 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 27 August 2017

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
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
El Tapatio
1,209 reviews
3.08 km away
Bonkers Restaurant
1,416 reviews
2.94 km away
StarLite Chinese & American Restaurant
18 reviews
3.13 km away
446 reviews
3.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
591 reviews
2.80 km away
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
685 reviews
2.08 km away
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook
1,071 reviews
.04 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
26 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
6 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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 . :-)