Glen Canyon Recreation Area, Page AZ

We left Williams and the Grand Canyon to drive north to Page, Arizona. We are staying at the Wahweat Marina and RV Park just north of Page, and we have a beautiful view of Lake Powell from our campsite, where we can watch the sunrise over the lake.

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon Dam was our first adventure here and we took a one tour of the dam going deep inside the dam, 700 feet down, and 300 feet at its base. It was constructed between 1956 and 1966, the water began to back up behind the dam’s 710-foot wall in 1963, reaching its “full pool” in 1980, and Lake Powell was created. Today the water level is 110 feet below its peak height. From the Glen Canyon Bridge you can get wonderful photos of the dam. At 700 feet above the river, this is the second-highest steel-arch bridge in the world, it was opened on Feb 20, 1959. Continue reading