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  • Address: Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Coconino, AZ, USA
  • 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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Glen Canyon Float Trip on Colorado River from Sedona, Sedona, null
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Glen Canyon Float Trip on Colorado River from Sedona

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Soak up the beauty of Glen Canyon as you enjoy a peaceful rafting trip down the Colorado River on this full-day tour from Sedona. Paddle over to a beach for a ...  Read more

Location: Sedona, Arizona
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $272.29
Colorado River Float Trip from Sedona or Flagstaff, Sedona, White Water Rafting & Float Trips
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Colorado River Float Trip from Sedona or Flagstaff

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Join your informative river guides as you board large inflatable rafts specifically designed for your smooth water float trip on the mighty Colorado River. The ...  Read more

Location: Sedona, Arizona
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $272.28
Colorado River Smooth Water Float Trip and Horseshoe Bend from Sedona, Sedona, White Water Rafting ... 
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Colorado River Smooth Water Float Trip and Horseshoe Bend from Sedona

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Take to the water for a smooth water float trip on the Colorado River, through the walls of Glen Canyon. On your way from Sedona to Page, you will see Oak ...  Read more

Location: Sedona, Arizona
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $250.39
Colorado River Float Trip from Flagstaff, Flagstaff, White Water Rafting & Float Trips
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Colorado River Float Trip from Flagstaff

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For a scenic and fun day out in Arizona, you can't go past this relaxing float trip down the mighty Colorado River. Just sit back and relax as you soak up the ...  Read more

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $272.29
Colorado River Float Trip from Flagstaff, Flagstaff, Day Trips
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Colorado River Float Trip from Flagstaff

Join your informative river guides as you board large inflatable rafts specifically designed for your smooth water float trip on the mighty Colorado River. The ...  Read more

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $272.28
Colorado River Smooth Water Float Trip and Horseshoe Bend from Flagstaff, Flagstaff, White Water ... 
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Colorado River Smooth Water Float Trip and Horseshoe Bend from Flagstaff

Take to the water for a smooth water float trip on the Colorado River, through the walls of Glen Canyon. On your way from Flagstaff to Page, you will see the ...  Read more

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $250.39
Cathedral Slot Canyon Nature Hike Horseshoe Bend and Glen Dam, Sedona, White Water Rafting & Float ... 
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Cathedral Slot Canyon Nature Hike Horseshoe Bend and Glen Dam

Come and see the wondrous world of Cathedral Slot Canyon. On this nature hike your guide will point out various facts about the animal life in the area ...  Read more

Location: Sedona, Arizona
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $272.28
Antelope Canyon and Glen Canyon Scenic Tour, Flagstaff, Day Trips
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Antelope Canyon and Glen Canyon Scenic Tour

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Visit the Navajo Indian Reservation and see the true native America including a stop at their trading post. After you arrive in Page, Arizona you will travel ...  Read more

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $195.69
Arizona Highlights Day Trip: Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell and Glen Canyon with River Rafting, Grand ... 
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Arizona Highlights Day Trip: Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell and Glen Canyon with River Rafting

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Your daylong expedition starts at the Grand Canyon Airport (South Rim) with a 1-hour plane flight over the Grand Canyon's East Rim, the Colorado River and Lake ...  Read more

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

From USD $458.99
Antelope Slot Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Day Tour from Flagstaff, Flagstaff, White Water Rafting & ... 
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Antelope Slot Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Day Tour from Flagstaff

Come and see the water-carved slot canyon with sunlight and sky reflections rays spectacularly splashing the narrow sandstone walls with hues of orange, ...  Read more

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $195.69

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