Beautiful Page Arizona

beautiful page Arizona

Beautiful Page Arizona

We have a love/hate relationship with Page, Arizona. But please keep reading so you don’t take that the wrong way! We love Page for it’s natural beauty, it’s one-of-a-kind sand waves, and it’s uniqueness. The landscapes you see here are like no other in the entire world. It’s hard to imagine something this beautiful exists in the middle of nowhere. And the middle of nowhere is the part we hate about Page. It is literally the most boring town. The most poppin’ place here was Walmart and the best restaurant here would be among “the worst” restaurants list of other cities.


Page is a place you go to admire nature, and that is it. As long as you don’t expect a five star dinner, a nice resort, or a cool brewery to hangout, then you will love it! Go to Page for just a good, All-American weekend trip and it will be a wonderful weekend. Just don’t go any longer (unless you’re renting a boat).


There are three highlights to this town: Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, and Lake Powell.

These three are magnificent sites to see so you can spend awhile here soaking up their beauty. The magnitude of their beauty is so large, you will feel like a drop in the ocean. Admire God’s creations and relax in this town. As far as other things to do...there’s none. As far as restaurants we recommend...there’s none. So cook something yummy up or grab some fast food. Make this trip all about nature, as it should be. PS- don’t go during Arizona’s summer heat!


Ok enough talking, the pictures speak for themselves.



THINGS TO DO in Page, Arizona


#1 Lower Antelope Canyon


Lower Antelope Canyon is also called “spiral rock arches” by the Navajo and rightly so. The waves and curves in the rock have slowly formed over thousands of years due to wind and water. The shapes are forever-changing and the views are different at each time of day depending on the angle of the sunlight beaming in. (PS- you could also visit upper antelope canyons but we agree with Born Globals that the lower canyons are better).


Tour: You have to visit the canyons with a tour company- you cannot go on your own. We chose Ken’s Tours due to online reviews and were very pleased. Book far in advance and secure your spot. It cost us $28/person which was well worth it for the hour long tour. We drove two miles east of Page to the meetup spot. It was so strange because we expected to see the canyons as we were driving in. But we didn’t because they are underground! The tour guide led us down a ladder into the canyon and explained the history to us. He knew all the best photo ops and even taught us a cool photography tip we have since used all over the world.


Address: Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, Page, Az


Hours: Summer 8am-5pm and Winter 8am-4pm


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page Arizona antelope
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Tips: The phone camera trick we learned was to use Panoramics for tall structures. Use “pano” and go from bottom to top! Just like you would for a wide photo from left to right. It worked perfectly for taking photos of these tall and beautiful canyons, like the one above. Try it!



#2 Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend is a part of the Colorado River that is...you guessed it...shaped like a horseshoe! The horseshoe bend lookout is a spot about 0.75miles off U.S.Route 89 where you can look down upon the river. Wear your tennis shoes for this quick and easy hike to the lookout and then spend some time relaxing here. The spot is 4,200 above sea level and sometimes you even get to see boats floating across the river here!


Address: Hwy 89, Page, AZ (between mile posts 544-545)



Tips: The views here are completely different in the morning versus at night. So if you have time, maybe stop here twice to see sunrise and sunset!

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page Arizona horseshoe bend
page Arizona horseshoe bend


#3 Lake Powell

This lake is a man-made reservoir on the Colorado River spanning from Arizona up to Utah. It is a popular boating and water sport area where you can see landmarks like Glen Canyon Dam, the Rainbow Bridge, and Tower Butte. While in Page, we just hung out at the marina area. However if you want to rent a boat, you could do a longer trip boating out on the lake here.

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page Arizona


Those three things will consume most of your time. At night, we bought some wine and just relaxed outside on our hotel’s patio. We stayed at the Best Western with views of Lake Powell which was rated one of the best hotels in page arizona. It was a beautiful night out so we just talked and sipped on some wine before calling it a night. Highly recommended!


Alright Page, I guess we love you. No hard feelings.


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Indrani

When will I get there!
All the 3 places are my favs!The photographs tempt me so much. 🙂
Is it possible to get o the island of horseshoe bend?

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    Indrani, hope you get to go someday. And I don’t think see. We didn’t see anyone over there when we went.

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Have always wanted to visit Arizona ever since I noticed the resemblance to Wadi Rum in Jordan. I have a thing for the brown hues of sandstone and the desert panorama! Nice pics too. Loved the snaking river around a hill!

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I’m blown away with your pictures here, I have instantly put this on my list of places to visit even if there it’s in the middle of nowhere haha. I can imagine myself getting lost in the canyon and the view from horse shoe bend is just breathtaking. I cannot wait to visit here one day 😀

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    Amit, thanks so much! Hope you get to 🙂

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WOW! Awesome photos. Seeing the slot canyons has always been on my bucket list…it’s nice to know that there are other things to do in the area as well. Sounds like there isn’t much nightlife, but that would be fine with me. Your post has really inspired me to visit a beautiful part of AZ that I didn’t really know much about!

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    Jim, thank you so much! Yes there’s not much to do there at night but still worth the visit!

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This sounds like a great weekend getaway. I’m not much of a camping person, but perfect place to go glamping if there is one around!

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    Sherianne, yes totally! We don’t camp either so the hotel we mentioned was perfect for us!

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Great camera trick. Never thought to do it from bottom to top. Will have to try that out! I have been wanting to go here for awhile. Was supposed to go this year, but it didn’t work out so hopefully soon.

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    Holly, right? It comes in handy anytime we travel now! Hope you get to go 🙂

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I’d heard of Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend, but no one seems to mention Page – I guess i understand why now!! At least the awesome nature more than makes up for the town lacking in other areas. At least now we know what to expect! That is a great photography tip too, i’ll have to try it out!

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    Claire, yea it’s more about the sites here. Thanks!

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You are right, the Page in Arizona is extraordinary and beyond words. All the three places you listed here are on our bucket list. These are absolutely every photographers and traveler delight. Loved your pictures.

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    Yes, they are! Hope you get to see them someday soon!

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Page, Arizona has so much to offer! I knew of these three places individually but had no idea they were all located in Page. Antelope Canyon is high on my list of hikes I want to do in the US, it looks surreal! Great tip about taking the pano photo, will keep that in mind.

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    Kim, hope you get to go!! It’s so much better in person than in photos.

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