10 Things to Do in Page That You Shouldn't Miss

July 30, 2017 Agatha Simes

It may be difficult to believe that a mere half century ago, the land beneath Page, Arizona and Lake Powell was a vast and bleak desert landscape. Carved out of the rocky terrain, Page sits atop Manson Mesa and overlooks the 186-mile long lake, the dramatic Glen Canyon Dam and the surrounding canyons, arches and historical Native ruins. A mild climate year-round makes Page the perfect central hub for visiting the Grand Circle sites, as well as the neighboring Navajo Nation, home to Window Rock.
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1. Horseshoe Bend

Mile Marker 545, Highway 89, Page, AZ 86040 +1 928-608-6200
Excellent
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend is the intimate Grand Canyon experience (although technically located in Glen Canyon.) The trailhead to this 3/4 mile hike is located just outside of Page, Arizona. It overlooks one of the most spectacular views on the Colorado River, 4 miles south of the Glen Canyon Dam, and 7 miles north of mile zero of the Grand Canyon.

Reviewed By John S - Saint Clair, Michigan

Found this place on TripAdvisor and thought about giving it a shot to watch the sunset. When we showed up, the parking lot was full and cars were parked on the shoulder way up the road. So I guess the secret's out on this one. We skipped it that night and came back the next morning. It was crowded again, but not as bad. We walked out to the overlook area and there were a lot of people there, but it was worth it. In April 2018 they were working on making a railing / walkway on the edge, but there was plenty of area to look around. There were a lot of people there because it was easy access and a short walk and the views were phenomenal.

2. Lower Antelope Canyon

Page, AZ +1 928-606-2168
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5 based on 5 reviews

Lower Antelope Canyon

Reviewed By ftowne - Los Altos, California

We've been wanting to do this for sometime now and so glad we finally did! It's very unexpected as you approach the Tour location as you're kind of wondering where you'll see the Canyons. They are definitely there and so stunning! Jerry Sr. was so helpful in showing us the rock/light formations that looked like an animal or character. We even let him snap a bunch of the photos for us throughout the tour as he knew exactly where and how to get the most amazing pictures from our experience! Our kids are 8 and 10 and they thought it was super cool navigating through the canyons. So awesome! A must see! Jerry Sr. is a great tour guide!!

3. Antelope Canyon

Navajo Tribal Park, Page, AZ 86040 +1 928-645-5594
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Antelope Canyon

Located near Lake Powell, this "slot" canyon is considered sacred by the Navajo.

Reviewed By Ricardo M - Brasilia, DF

Travel agencies offer general and photographer tours. For photographer, it is a unique chance to take pictures without people walking in front of you. I strongly recommend this tour if you´re interested in taking some pro pictures. The guide was very kind and highly trained, so as to take advantage of the place and time. So take your DSLR, Tripod and enthusiasm.

4. Rainbow Bridge National Monument

San Juan County, Navajo Reservation, Page, AZ +1 520-608-6404
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4.5 based on 602 reviews

Rainbow Bridge National Monument

The world's largest natural bridge, nearly as high as the Statue of Liberty, spans 275 feet across the water.

Reviewed By Joe A - Hoboken, New Jersey

We were pressed for time so did the boat tour instead of the hike from Navajo Mountain (also, let's be real, it's a long hike; we're not in that great of shape). The ferry on Lake Powell is extremely smooth and they provided a decent audio tour, though it skates over the shameful way the lake and its ancestral history were flooded. The arch itself is nice and is set at the end of a short, very well-kept trail. Be prepared for idiots to ignore the trail markers in search of selfies; other than that, a very nice experience.

5. Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Route 89A, Page, AZ +1 928-691-1047
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4.5 based on 203 reviews

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Reviewed By lanceo53

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is this incredibly long (east-west) geologic feature that more or less parallels Highway 89A in far north-central Arizona. And as the name suggests, the feature is an earthen red color...these are the Vermilion Cliffs.

Pretty straightforward, all you gotta do is simply drive Highway 89A and enjoy the beauty...Enjoy !!!

6. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

691 Scenic View Drive, Page, AZ 86040 +1 928-608-6200
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4.5 based on 701 reviews

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

The beautiful park surrounding the immense Lake Powell.

Reviewed By 510dele - Georgetown, Texas

Page, AZ is basically truly in the middle of nowhere . . . unless you grasp the overwhelming reality of everything that surrounds you for hundreds of miles in any direction. Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon are just some of remarkable wonders reflecting the power of Colorado River over the last few millennia. It takes a short drive to get to any particular area. Then it may require a healthy walk, over sand, uneven ground, uphill, downhill, on sand and rock to arrive at a rock overlook which provides the view seen in the picture. At that point your vertigo might kick in . . . but don't be dismayed, you don't need to hang over some precipice just because the kids do it.
Here is the issue: Can you "do" several football fields of walking in that kind of terrain? That would be an important decision. There is no place where it gets easier or better. What you face from the free and spacious parking lot is what you will have to traverse - just more over the hill.
Worth it? We think so, as do thousands of others who are walking the trail. The gradeur of the setting is beyond grasp. It fits all that comprises Glen Canyon recreation area.
Learn about the geology before you get to Page. It will enrich your understanding and the beauty of what nature has done with the land. I think the word is "awesome".

7. Water Holes Canyon

Page, AZ
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4.5 based on 139 reviews

Water Holes Canyon

Reviewed By Blaine_McLaughlin - Arlington, Virginia

After wasting hours trying to get into Antelope Canyon, in the afternoon on a busy day, someone suggested we try Water Holes, just a few miles away. It was GREAT - empty, unguided, long beautiful walk with no rush or fuss or cost. It was nearing the end of the day when we got to the end of the trail, which gave perfect light for photos up and back.

8. Lake Powell

Page, AZ 86040 +1 888-261-7243
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4.5 based on 914 reviews

Lake Powell

Straddling northern Arizona and southern Utah, Lake Powell and the surrounding Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offer many leisure activities.

Reviewed By ameliapcoutinho - Lisbon, Portugal

there is a view point fantiastic to see the sunset. The view is outstanding. There is also a small beach where you can walk for 11 km you can do all kind of water sports in teh lake

9. Glen Canyon Dam Overlook

Page, AZ +1 928-640-3900
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4 based on 1 reviews

Glen Canyon Dam Overlook

Reviewed By TwoTeaTotalers - Fort Bragg, California

We enjoyed this dam WAY more than Hoover Dam. (Hoover was jam packed! A driving-parking nightmare!) Actually I loved both dams.
We loved how you could look out the Glen Canyon Visitor Center windows at how the bridge is attached to a shear cliff face. Simply breathtaking. Highly recommend.

10. Powell Museum

6 North Lake Powell Blvd., Page, AZ 86040 +1 928-645-9496
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4 based on 150 reviews

Powell Museum

Reviewed By Zoom_Gotti - Henderson, Nevada

When in Page stop by this museum/visitor center for area info, tour booking, and to learn about both the geology and history of the Colorado River, Glen Canyon, and Page. The detail of some of the exhibits could invite you to spend some extra time here focusing on your specific interests. You'll also find lots of Native American artifacts. The museum exhibits are free to visitors but, if you don't find anything suitable to purchase in the gift shop, you can make a small donation upon exiting. Generally there are specials exhibits appended to the standard showing. These are usually art and crafts displays. Often the artists will be present.

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