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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

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Address: 691 Scenic View Drive, Page, AZ 86040
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The beautiful park surrounding the immense Lake Powell.

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As someone who always wanted to give Lake Powell an extended visit...and someone who has only recently scratched the surface...i see the current beauty but also GET what was lost... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

As someone who always wanted to give Lake Powell an extended visit...and someone who has only recently scratched the surface...i see the current beauty but also GET what was lost. Wish i had more time to check out the re-emerging side canyons, ruins and other treasures due to low water levels. All in all, it's worth a visit while keeping... More 

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Columbia, Tennessee
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

There were a few nice scenic spots in this area. From the parking lot at the dam, there are walkways across the bridge. From the bridge, you can look down onto the Colorado River. If you drive past the dam and up the hill, there is a parking area with a great view of Lake Powell. The dam also offers... More 

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Concord, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Suitable for boating and fishing (and camping), this place was deserted during Christmas week. Loved peace and quiet on a tiny beach by Colorado river.

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Long Beach, California
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

I basically drove through the recreation area and made only 1 stop. The dam is nice to see up close otherwise not much activity to do.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Granted it's not Hoover Dam, but it's a pretty nice place if you are in the area. The tour guide Paul was excellent. He is knowledgeable about the area and explained Lake Powell and Glen Canyon well.

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Buckeye, Arizona
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

Glen Canyon and Glen Canyon Dam overlook offer beautiful views. It is located in Page Arizona, close to Antelope Canyon, so it makes sense to stop by Glen Canyon if you go to Antelope Canyon. Make sure you get out of the car and walk a couple hundred yards to get a better view and awesome pictures.

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

If you are ever remotely close by, you need to visit! Lake Powell and Glen Canyon are very beautiful. We were happy to visit in late December because I imagine that the area gets very busy in the summer!

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

We had already visited Hoover Dam which was interesting but decided to visit Glen Dam as its the second largest dam in America. I much preferred it. Loved the views and felt it was more natural than Hoover Dam where you have to pay extra to go in the museum.

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vallejo
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

very informative and you get views others don't from top. I was here for the halo-jets release. 32000 bfs of water from lake to Colorado River..intense!

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Blue Earth
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

I have mixed feelings about the dam so it's difficult to write a review. It was beautiful to see, especially from the air (we took a flight seeing tour). And, certainly the dam is vital for managing water supply to the SW. However, I couldn't help but have concerns for the impact this has had on the environment given the... More 

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