U.S. Highway 89 – Page to the Glen Canyon Dam – Arizona
Drive America’s Highways for 2 miles north along US 89 from Page to the Glen Canyon Dam, Carl Hayden Visitors Center in Arizona
Welcome to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Glen Canyon Dam, from the Carl Hayden Visitors Center
Glen Canyon Bridge as seen from the Carl Hayden Visitors Center
Glen Canyon, as seen from the Glen Canyon overlook
Pano of the Glen Canyon Dam with Lake Powell in the background
Lake Powell is the second largest man-made reservoir by maximum water capacity in the United States behind Lake Mead. However, due to high water withdrawals for human and agricultural consumption, and because of subsequent droughts in the area, Lake Powell is currently larger than Lake Mead in terms of volume of water currently held, depth and surface area. Between the two recreation areas, Lake Powell is the more rugged and in many ways more scenic as there isn’t nearly as many touristy things in the area.
That said, if you are ever visiting the Grand Canyon or anywhere in Northern Arizona or Southern Utah, go visit. It’s a beautiful area and if you enjoy the desert outdoors, you won’t be disappointed.