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Exploring Page Arizona: A Hidden Gem in the American Southwest

Exploring Page, Arizona, a small town nestled in the vast landscapes of the American Southwest, offers an array of breathtaking natural wonders and unique experiences. This blog post will guide you through the must-see attractions and activities in and around Page, ensuring an unforgettable visit.

Antelope Canyon: A Photographer’s Paradise

One of Page’s most iconic attractions, Antelope Canyon, is a mesmerizing slot canyon renowned for its wave-like structure and the light beams that shine down into the openings of the canyon, creating a surreal and magical atmosphere. This natural wonder is split into two separate sections, commonly referred to as ‘The Crack’ or ‘Upper Antelope Canyon’ and ‘The Corkscrew’ or ‘Lower Antelope Canyon.’

Tips for Visiting

  • Guided Tours: Access to the canyon is only possible through guided tours, which are led by local Navajo guides. These tours offer insightful stories, history, and photography tips.
  • Best Time to Visit: For the best lighting, plan your visit around midday, especially during the summer months.
  • Photography: Whether you’re a professional photographer or an amateur, the unique lighting and rock formations provide perfect opportunities for stunning photographs.
Antelope Canyon X

Horseshoe Bend: A Stunning Geological Marvel

Just a few miles from Page, Horseshoe Bend is an awe-inspiring natural formation where the Colorado River bends in a perfect horseshoe shape. This iconic spot is easily accessible via a short hike and offers spectacular views, especially at sunrise or sunset. Here are some tips for enjoying Horseshoe Bend which is not part of the National Park Service so the America the Beautiful annual pass does not work there.

Tips for Enjoying Horseshoe Bend

  • Hiking: The hike to the viewpoint is about 1.5 miles round trip on a well-maintained trail.
  • Best Viewing Times: Sunrise and sunset offer the most dramatic lighting and fewer crowds.
  • Safety: There are no railings at the viewpoint, so exercise caution near the edge.
  • Pets: Are welcomed on leash but be mindful to clean up after them
  • Bring Water: Temperatures can get quite high so make sure you bring along some water to stay hydrated!
Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona
Exploring Page Arizona with your Pets and Kids

Glen Canyon Dam: An Engineering Feat

Glen Canyon Dam, a key feature of the Colorado River Storage Project, offers both scenic beauty and an understanding of the region’s water management and hydroelectric power generation. The dam created Lake Powell, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the U.S.

Exploring the Dam

  • Dam Tours: Guided tours provide a fascinating look at the inner workings of the dam and its history.
  • Lake Powell: Enjoy boating, fishing, and exploring the numerous side canyons.

Additional Activities in Page

  • Boat Tours on Lake Powell: Explore the myriad of canyons and crystal-clear waters.
  • Kayaking and Paddleboarding: Rent equipment and enjoy the serene waters at your own pace.
  • Cultural Experiences: Learn about the rich history and culture of the Navajo Nation through local tours and museums.

Where to Stay and Eat

Page offers a variety of accommodations, from cozy bed and breakfasts to hotels with stunning views. The town also boasts a selection of restaurants serving both local Southwestern cuisine and international dishes.

We liked the Best Western Plus at Lake Powell which had comfortable rooms and breakfast was included.

Dara Thai Express

After 12 hours of driving all day from Los Angeles, we needed some good ole Thai food so we stopped by Dara Thai Express. The food was decent, a little westernized but it still hit the spot.

Paco’s Tacos or El Tapatio

Funny story is when we were headed back from our Antelope Canyon X Tour, we wanted to grab some Mexican food at El Tapatio but I accidently made the turn too soon and we ended up next door at Paco’s Tacos. I didn’t realize till after we ate that it wasn’t El Tapatio. Anyways here’s the correct address:


Page, Arizona, is a destination filled with natural beauty and unique experiences. Whether you’re an avid photographer, nature lover, or just seeking adventure, Page provides a perfect backdrop for an unforgettable journey. Leave us a comment or question here.

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