Saturday, April 9, 2016
Glen Canyon Dam
Glen Canyon Dam is one of the newest dams on the main channel of the Colorado River. It was completed in 1966 and forms Lake Powell, the second largest artificial lake in US. The dam provides hydroelectric power and the lake supplements the water stored at Lake Mead. Six states and Mexico share the water that is stored in the Colorado River reservoirs.
The dam site has a visitor center and overlooks. Guided tours ($)of the dam are given daily beginning at 8:00 AM. The Glen Canyon Bridge has walkways on both sides with great views of the dam and the canyon.
The visitor center, some of the overlooks, and the bridge are accessible. We didn’t take the dam tour but the tours that we’ve taken in the past at other dams have all been accessible.
The parking lot has long RV spaces.
Dam 36.93674, -111.48704