The hike to Glen Canyon Dam overlook is a quick and scenic 10 minutes. This short hike produces views of the Colorado River and Lake Powell.

The Glen Canyon Dam separates the Colorado River from Lake Powell. The terrain on this hike is uneven and rocky. The overlook is located on Scenic View Drive off of highway 89. Glen Canyon Dam is located in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Photos: Jim TrodelElizabeth Haslam, and James Phelps

Pack List

  • Water
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, hat)
  • Sturdy walking shoes 
  • Camera
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RT Distance 0.11 Miles
Elevation Gain 124 Feet
Activities Chillin, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Family Friendly
Food Nearby


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