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Glen Canyon Dam

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Address: Tonalea Coconino County, AZ 86040
Phone Number: +1 928-608-6068
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The controversial dam that was built to create Lake Powell.

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Dam good tour!

Very nice tour with very experienced tour guides. Learn about the building of the dam and the bridge and how it is critical for water, power and outdoor activities.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bruce B
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice tour with very experienced tour guides. Learn about the building of the dam and the bridge and how it is critical for water, power and outdoor activities.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was very interesting. Great view from the top of the dam. Our guide was an electric engineer and had worked at the dam since the late 60s. Interesting to learn from him. This is just a great tour!

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst staying in Page on a road trip of America, we were told about Lake Powell and Glen Dam, and decided to visit, it is easy to drive too, you will only need ordinary outside clothing and footwear, although carrying water would be wise during the summer. When the dam was formed Lake Powell was created behind it, this itself... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were travelling between Zion National Park and Monument Valley as part of a tour and stopped off to stretch our legs and admire the view... and wow what a view! If you walk along the bridge, there are gaps in the fencing to allow photos down into the Dam itself and the bridge is impressive in it's own right.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

If you have never been to a Dam before, it's worth the trip. It also offer's spectacular views of how Lake Powell was formed by creating this Dam. We did not go down on the actual Dam because pets were not allowed. But we got to see everything else.

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Thank David H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The tour of glen Canyon dam was better than the tour at Hoover dam. I'm a dam fanatic, so this was an absolute must see for me. I have been to Hoover dam also. I actually enjoyed glen Canyon dam more. They take you down into the dam and powerhouse. The turbines are MASSIVE. This would be a great activity... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

If you're just driving through and don't know exactly when you'll get to the dam, it is hard to plan for the tour (which you can book on-line). Unfortunately, the tours were full when we arrive, so we were limited to walking through the visitor center (which is partially closed while it is being refurbished), and across the bridge to... More 

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

An impressive place and if you are visiting Lake Powell / Page you should stop there and take a look. Don't forget to go over the bridge by foot

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

First was told there were no more 1:30 slots then a second look showed 2 people went on earlier tour. I was first told no openings until the last tour at 3:30. Sometimes you get lucky. We were told that the lower dam part of the tour just started two weeks ago. There are 8 turbines and one was disassembled... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Glen Canyon Dam is aan amazing engineering feat and the the water way of lake Powell a strikingly beautiful area.The views from the dam and the overlook are excellent.

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