The Glen Canyon Dam, built between 1956 and 1966, stands 710' from bedrock and holds back an amazing 26,215,000 acre-feet of water, or 9,000,000,000,000 gallons, when Lake Powell is full.

Glen Canyon Natural History Association is the exclusive provider of dam tours, in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation. 

Join us for a tour year-round and our knowledgeable guides will give you a closer look at the surprising history of this awesome structure. 

INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY TOURS

General Information

All tours are 45 minutes long and available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. A maximum of 20 people are allowed per tour, including children and infants. 

Your can reserve spots on a tour in person only at Carl Hayden Visitor Center up to 24 hours in advance. We cannot take reservations by phone.

Tour schedules vary by season. See information below for more details. Special times and prices are available to large groups such as schools or other organizations. Request a large group tour here »

tour prices

Prices vary by age:

Children       0 - 6       Free *ticket required
Junior         7 - 16       $2.50
Adult        17 - 61       $5.00
Senior           62 +       $4.00

*US Military and Dependent discount    $4.00

Tour Times

All tour times are Mountain Standard Time (MST). Security screening is required. Please arrive at the tour desk 30 minutes before tour times to make reservations. (Ex. Tour time is at 8:30am, please arrive by 8:15am)

November 1st - February 28th
Tours are scheduled every two hours:
8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:30 PM.

March 1st - May 15th
Tours are scheduled every hour on the half hour:
8:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:30 PM.

May 16th - September 17th
Tours are scheduled every half hour:
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM.

September 18th - October 31st
Tours are scheduled every hour on the half hour:
8:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:30 PM.

LARGE GROUP & PRIVATE TOURS

Group tours are available for large parties including schools, travel clubs, universities, and other organizations. Click here for more information »

Still have questions about Glen Canyon Dam tours not answered here? Contact us at (928) 608-6072.