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  • Address: Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Hours: Summer 8am-6pm; Winter 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Admission: $5
In 1964 the roaring waters of the Colorado River needed to be tamed, so the towering 710-foot-high Glen Canyon Dam was built and nearby Lake Powell created. The 186-miles long lake is the second largest manmade lake in the country and took17 years to fill to capacity.

Today, Lake Powell attracts some 3 million tourists every year. The site has become a popular destination for houseboats and waterskiing because of its placid waters and incredible views. Each marina has its own public picnic area and houseboats are available for rent. Lenient park rules mean visitors can set up camp almost anywhere, too.

Practical Info

The dam is located in Page, Arizona, a few miles south of the Utah border and 15 miles upstream from Lees Ferry. The Carl Hayden Visitor Center is open in the summer from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and during the winter from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Forty-five minute dam tours are $5 per person.

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Arizona Highlights Day Trip: Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell and Glen Canyon with River Rafting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Embark on a full-day Arizona adventure to experience Grand Canyon Country from different vantage points. Enjoy a 1-hour flight from the Grand Canyon to Page, ...  Read more

Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $433.99

Scenic Airplane Tour of Monument Valley

See geological wonders along the Utah-Arizona border on this 1.5-hour flight from Page, Arizona. During the flight, admire stunning views of the vast Monument ...  Read more

Location: Page, Arizona
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $268.99

Airplane Tour of Rainbow Bridge, Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam

Enjoy the thrill of an airplane flight over Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Lake Powell in a comfortable airplane with panoramic windows. Sit back and ...  Read more

Location: Page, Arizona
Duration: 35 minutes (approx.)

From USD $149.99

Monument Valley Air and Jeep Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

This tour encompasses most of Arizona during your scenic flight over the Tonto National Forest; up the Verde Valley; over the beautiful Sedona area; past the ...  Read more

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $698.99

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