Tony & Judy's Four Corners Trip Summer 2010 travel blog

Glen Canyon Dam near Page, AZ



Relief Map of Lake Powell

Lake Powell above the Dam

Lake Powell

Lake, Dam & Bridge

Dam & Powerhouse

Bridge below Dam

Dam, Bridge & Colorado River

Colorado River below the Dam

Our campground in Cameron, AZ

Cameron Indian Trading Post

Campsite across the highway from the Trading Post

Eating a Navajo Taco at the Trading Post restaurant

Today we drove the 200 plus miles to Cameron on the south side of Grand Canyon.

In route we stopped outside of Page to see the Glen Canyon Dam. At 710 ft tall, it is the nation’s second highest concrete arch dam – only Hoover Dam is higher by 16 ft. Built in the 60’s, the dam created Lake Powell from the Colorado River. Most of the Lake is in Utah, but provides recreation for the whole area. The lake was named for John Wesley Powell, who in 1869 led the first Colorado River expedition through the Grand Canyon.

Our campground is across the road and a part of the Cameron Lodge and Trading Post. We ate at the restaurant and tried the Navajo Taco. It was like a taco salad, except instead of a tortilla for the base it had Navajo fry bread. It’s something like thick pizza dough. Enormous!

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