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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 #6 of 16 attractions in Page
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: National Parks
Description: The beautiful park surrounding the immense Lake Powell.
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South Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Lots to do here! The Visitors' Center near the dam is an excellent starting point, giving you an overview with two videos, information, and a huge topographical display of the whole area. My husband really enjoyed the tour of the dam, too. The Lake Powell Resort boat tours were superb. A very nice week of relaxation in a very interesting... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This tour was "fine" and appropriately priced ($15 for our family of 4). It's a 45 minute tour of the facility. You get down to the lower level to see the generators and also the inside of the dam. However, the tour guide was a little sterile and it felt like he was reading from a manual the entire time.... More

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Elmer, New Jersey
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

During a loop tour around Grand Canyon region we did a quick stop at Glen Canyon. Enjoyed the displays in the visitors center. Views from atop dam were gorgeous. Definitely worth at least a quick stop to utilize the rest rooms, stretch your legs and take in the gorgeous views.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Beautiful Lake Powell. What else can I say. Too cold for water sports but we hiked the Rim Trail (12 miles) a good part of the way and it was absolutely stunning! You can see the whole lake and the Colorado River. We also visited the dam, which if you are an engineer like my spouse, you will love. Can't... More

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Tampa, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The entire area encompassing Glen Canyon is some of the most beautiful and rugged country in all of the southwest. We come out here and generally explore Lake Powell, but there are many other areas we plan to seek out in the near future. The area is beautiful, expansive, and you can spend an entire lifetime here and never see... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

There is probably no finer or more beautiful man-made lake anywhere on the earth. You get a taste of being deep in the Grand Canyon when you take your boat or rent one (or better yet - have a houseboat vacation) up the lake to see unbelievable natural arches and spectacular desert vista as well as animals from big horn... More

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New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We had made reservations for 5 people for two double and one single kayak on a hot Sunday on Lake Powell. What a fabulous experience! The Lake is surrounded by pink and white mountains, and in places the water looks turquoise. Because we only had four hours to paddle around, we were careful not to go too far from the... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Don't get me wrong, it is very beautiful here. However we didn't have a boat and aside from some great hikes/attractions Lake Powell and the dam just didn't excite me. I understand why many people would disagree with me on this one, just not my thing I guess. I would not go back after seeing it once.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The views of Glen Canyon from some of the scenic lookouts of Lake Powell are not to be missed. You'll love the history of the area provided by local signs and guides and will really feel like you are on another planet.

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183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

So many fabulous things to do, one cannot begin to describe the awe and majesty of this incredible place. A man made lake with a 1960 miles of coastline in the middle of the desert; plane rides over the dam and lake and across the desert to Monument Valley and the Rainbow Bridge; dinner cruise on the Canyon Princess; a... More

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