Sunday, September 30, 2012

Glen Canyon Dam and Carl Hayden Visitor Center

Carl Hayden Visitor Center located in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ( covering 1.2 millions acres)  in southern Utah and northern Arizona surrounding Lake Powell.It exhibits the history of Lake Powell, the treasure in Glen Canyon including dinosaur bone and foot print.

Glen Canyon Dam was constructed to generate power via hydroelectricity, water reservoir for southwestern United States, and provide recreation opportunities.It is a Concrete thick arch-gravity dam with a crest width of 25 feet 1,560 in height.Construction completed in 1964 after 8 years of construction. Lake Powell took 14 years to fill to full pool. The lake has a storage capacity of 26,214,900 acre·ft , making it the second largest man made reservoir in the US behind lake Mead.

Tours of the dam, exhibits, video shows, a relief map of the entire Glen Canyon area, bookstore. Potential Junior Rangers are invited to come earn a badge.

Operating Hours:
Summer hours (call for days) 8 am – 6 pm MST;
Winter Hours (November through February) daily, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm MST;
Rest of year open daily 8 am – 5 pm MST;
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day


Phone: 928-608-6404. Tours of the Dam: 928-608-6072
Location: Highway 89 on west side of Glen Canyon Dam

Admission is free
Tours of the dam are $5

 Glen Canyon Dam
 The green Colorado river
The generator

 Glen Canyon Dam
 Glen Canyon Dam

 with dinosaur track
 teaching the kid of extracting dinosaur bone

 Map of Glen Canyon Recreation area

 Glen Canyon Dam
 Bridge over the new beginning of Colorado river

 Therizinosaur toe bone 
 dinosaur bone 
Lake Powell

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