Visiting Page & surroundings, Arizona

Latest visit: October 2017

Tips for visiting Page:

  • Book your hotels ahead of time if you’re coming to Page!
  • Good, high-quality restaurants were hard to find.
    • We did enjoy the food at the Blue Buddha although it was still American-style sushi.
    • We had a good coffee at River’s End Cafe.
    • A friend had also recommended Antelope Point Marina for the best chicken wings.
    • For local beers, check out Dam Bar & Grille.
  • Get to Horseshoe bend as early as possible- this place gets REALLY crowded! Make sure you have good stable shoes on if you want to walk close to the edge.
  • Walk along Glen Canyon Dam Bridge for a nice view of the dam. They also offer tours if you are interested.
  • If you’re up for a short, fun hike, explore the hanging garden trail. I went for a light jog at sunset and it was stunning.
  • Check out Lake Powell and the marina. If you’re feeling super strong, rent a kayak at Wahweap Marina and explore Antelope Canyon from a different angle.
    • Warning- if you want to get to the end of the canyon, where you meet land, be prepared to kayak for at least 4 hours, 12km round trip.

Impressions of Page:

The city itself is not very exciting. It needs a facelift. Luckily between Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, the Dam and Lake Powell, there’s a lot to do around the city!

Horseshoe Bend is a quick must stop. The colors are beautiful and it’s another very photographed place. Expect crowds!

About Lake Powell: it was created in 1963 when the Glen Canyon Dam held back the waters of the Colorado River, forming a vast blue lake surrounded by beautiful sandstone walls. Remarkably, it took 17 years for the lake to fill the canyon to the high water mark (3700′ above sea level), giving America its second largest man-made lake – and a playground like no place else on earth.(from

The kayaking experience at Lake Powell was fun but a lot more strenuous than we thought it would be. We rented a double kayak and were determined to make it to the end of the canyon. I’m quite athletic and have a strong upper body, but it was still a challenge. At the end of the lake portion, I got out of the kayak to explore the rest of the canyon on foot. The first part was disgustingly slimy but it slowly became a sandy trail. No one was around! If we’d had more time, I would have loved to walk longer but my friend was waiting for me in the kayak and we had to make it the whole way back! We stopped at the marina restaurant, on the lake, had a lunch and just enjoyed the view.

We could have used a few more days here to explore the Lake. Next time I would rent a houseboat and possibly make it to Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

Lake Powell:

Hanging garden trail

Horseshoe Bend:

Glen Canyon Dam bridge & courtyard hotel views:

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