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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

691 Scenic View Drive, Page, AZ 86040
+1 928 608 6200
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Ranked #8 of 16 Attractions in Page
Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: The beautiful park surrounding the immense Lake Powell.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

While visiting Lake Powell I stopped at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center. This center is free and has wonderful views of the Glen Canyon Bridge and Dam. There are artifacts and storyboards about exploring and building the dam and bridge. There are three videos showing in the auditorium which are very informative. The free part of the visitor’s center also... More

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Marysville, Washington
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77 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had called ahead to get information. We were told much of what we were looking for was available at the "visitors center." We entered eastbound from Utah to Wahweap. The ranger came out of her shack and had us use the self service check in. She said we could pick up our pass at another location. She told us... More

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London
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My family and I travelled through this on route to and from Rainbow Bridge. The scenery from the land and boat (via lake Powell) was spectacular. Navaho mountain (it didn't look like it was 50 miles away!) was a perfect back drop at sunrise and sunset the area looked great for camping/ action activities for all.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

So we went on a REALLY HOT day in June 2013, but it was STILL worth it! We had an awesome guide with Colorado River Discovery (http://raftthecanyon.com/). The tour was very informative, we saw some petroglyphs, got to experience the COLD water (47F) and HOT sun (over 110 degrees). It was amazing. It is also totally worth it to see... More

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Bertrand, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Was a very nice place to see the display inside and view the dam and river below. Nice place to stand with windows all around.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We travelled down here from Bryce but could not use the Utah trails because of the snows. This area was not in snow being a mere 5000 feet high but the Lake and Canyon was just beautiful! We toured the lake on an extended trip and was amazed at the variety of rock and scenery. Just beautiful.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Stopped by for a few hours. The dam is HUGE!! The viewing area has nice facilities. If you paid you can also take a tour of the dam. Rock formations leading up to the dam were colorful. The bridge provides a nice view. If you're in Page, worth checking out.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stopped in at the Visitor Center for a quick look. The displays were interesting, with comparisons between the Glen Canyon dam and other dams, including Hoover Dam.

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Espanola
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We camped on the lake. Even if the fish are not cooperating, the stargazing is fantastic. We stayed in Oak Canyon and fished Oak Canyon, Anazasi Canyon, and Hidden Passage Canyon.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

we tried to get down to the lake but they wanted a load of money and we just wanted to have a look at the water, maybe go to one of the restaurants. but the price to get into the area was ridiculous.

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