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Glen Canyon Dam - Things to Know Before Visiting

Glen Canyon Dam, Arizona 86040, USA

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About Glen Canyon Dam

Glen Canyon Dam is the second highest concrete arch dam in the United States, Located on the Colorado River in northern Arizona. The 26.2 million acre-feet of water storage capacity in Lake Powell, created by Glen Canyon Dam, serves as a ‘bank account’ of water that is drawn on in times of drought.


Attractions Near Glen Canyon Dam

Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend6.88km from Glen Canyon Dam

Horseshoe Bend is where the Colorado River makes a giant sweeping horseshoe shaped bend in the canyon. It is accessible via hiking a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) round trip from a parking area just off U.S. Route 89 within southwestern Page.

Lee's Ferry
Lee's Ferry12.13km from Glen Canyon Dam

Tiny, historic settlement beside the Colorado River at the lower end of Glen Canyon, and the start of the Grand Canyon. It historically served as an important river crossing and starting in the mid-19th century was the site of a ferry operated by John Doyle Lee, for whom it is named.

Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon12.83km from Glen Canyon Dam

Antelope Canyon is a popular location for photographers and sightseers and a source of tourism business for the Navajo Nation. It includes two separate, scenic slot canyon sections, referred to as Upper Antelope Canyon (or The Crack), and Lower Antelope Canyon (or The Corkscrew). Antelope Canyon was formed by the erosion of Navajo Sandstone due to flash flooding and other sub-aerial processes.

Navajo Bridge
Navajo Bridge18.68km from Glen Canyon Dam

Navajo Bridge is actually located on Navajo Tribal Lands at the northeast portion of the Grand Canyon that we generally recognize as the East Rim. The Colorado River, flowing through Marble Canyon, flows under Navajo Bridge.

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument54.97km from Glen Canyon Dam

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is located in Arizona, immediately south of the Utah state line. The Vermilion Cliffs are steep eroded escarpments consisting primarily of sandstone, siltstone, limestone, and shale which rise as much as 910 m above their bases. These sedimentary rocks have been deeply eroded for millions of years, exposing hundreds of layers of richly colored rock strata.

Shonto Plateau
Shonto Plateau77.85km from Glen Canyon Dam

Shonto Plateau is a heath in Arizona and has an elevation of 6683 feet. Shonto Plateau is situated west of Adadka Spring. It is one of the main attractions in this area and also there are so many things to see and do.

Where is Glen Canyon Dam

Discover More Attractions in Coconino County, Where Glen Canyon Dam Is Located

Coconino County
Coconino County
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Coconino County is a county located in the north-central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. It is the second-largest county by area in the contiguous United States.

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