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Glen Canyon Dam

Glen Canyon Dam

The Glen Canyon Dam was built in 1964 to tame the waters of the Colorado River and subsequently create Lake Powell – a popular destination in the state.

The dam’s location at Page, Arizona, allows access to some of the state’s most popular attractions.

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Visitors interested in learning more about the concrete arch dam can enjoy the exclusive tours provided by the Glen Canyon Natural History Association. The tours are available all year round and are facilitated by knowledgeable guides who will provide more information about the dam’s rich history.

Start the tour at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center and look out for exhibits and watch the video that illustrates the dam’s history. This is a perfect way to learn more about Glen Canyon Dam before embarking on the tour itself.

A tour of the dam lasts for about 45 minutes, with a maximum of 20 people (inclusive of children). Reservations are served on a first-come-first-served basis, with an allowance of up to 24 hours before the date. Payments are made at the visitor center, with varied rates depending on age. Group reservations can also be made for large parties.

Visitors are advised that tours at the Glen Canyon Dam are subject to security checks as the dam is a federal power plant facility. Consequently, bags and weapons are not allowed, but visitors are permitted to carry wallets and cameras. While at it, enjoy the center’s amenities to make the tour as comfortable as possible. These include a bookstore and washrooms.

Beyond the dam tours, Glen Canyon is home to an expansive recreational area. Most of the area is backcountry, and this provides wonderful opportunities to go desert hiking, take backcountry adventures, and explore the area. The recreation area also provides diverse backgrounds for photography enthusiasts who will enjoy capturing the wondrous vistas and red rock canyons that the canyon is known for.

The Glen Canyon Dam tour, in addition to its nearby attractions, makes for a delightful day out for the whole family.

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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is open 24 hours per day, year-round. If there is not a person manning the entrance station, you may pay your entrance fee at the automated booth. Launch ramps are open all day unless closed due to low water.

Carl Hayden Visitor Center
Summer: 8am - 6pm
Fall: 8am - 5pm
Winter: 8am - 4pm
Spring: 8am - 5pm

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Tours of the Dam: $5

Weekly Passes
Vehicle Entrance: $30
Motorcycle Entrance: $25
Individual Entrance: $15
Boating Entrance: $30
Boating Entrance additional vessel: $30

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