Things to Do in Page, Arizona
Page, AZ is the gateway to many of the most beautiful destinations in the American Southwest.
Situated at 4,300 feet atop Manson Mesa, the city overlooks Lake Powell's Wahweap Bay and has become a major resort area.
This quaint and beautiful city is located about 135 miles from Flagstaff, Arizona, 200 miles from Grand Canyon's South Rim, and 300 miles from Las Vegas, NV.
From this popular travel destination, visitors can easily get to Lake Powell, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Glen Canyon, and Grand Canyon. All these destinations, and many more, are so close that they make great day tours from Page, Arizona.
Getting To Page, Airzona
Page, Arizona has become a popular travel destination for Americans and international travelers looking for a base to explore the American Southwest's renowned national parks and monuments.
Located in northern Arizona in Coconino County, Page AZ is tucked along the southern shores of Lake Powell.
The most direct way to get to the area is a flight to Page, AZ from Las Vegas aboard Papillon. You can combine these flights with popular package tours to the most stunning destinations in the region such as Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon. a thrilling landing atop Tower Butte, or a flight over magnificent Rainbow Bridge. Rainbow Bridge, located in the magnificent Navajo Nation, is one of the world's highest natural bridges at 290 feet high and has an incredible 275 foot span.
If you are unable to fly directly to Page, Arizona, the drive is a remarkable journey through ancient sandstone cliffs, mountains, and other geological marvels. Page is connected by three major highway routes: US 89 from Kanab, Utah, Hwy 98 from Kayenta, Arizona, and US 89 from Flagstaff, Arizona.
Many visitors drive directly from Las Vegas To Page. Arizona. It is a 275 mile journey, which takes between 4.5 and 5 hours. Along the way, you'll pass nearby Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, the red cliffs of Kanab, Ut, and the fastest growing metropolitan area in America, St. George, Utah.
If you are driving from the Grand Canyon to Page, Arizona, the trip will take you about 140 miles, or between 2.5 and 3 hours.
Page Arizona Weather
The best times to visit Page for the most comfortable weather are between mid April and early June in the spring and mid September through October in the fall. These periods avoid the extreme heat of summer and cold of the winter month.
In general there is a definitive hot and cold season in Page, Arizona.
The summers are hot and mostly clear. On average, the hot season lasts from the end of May till mid September. The average daily high temperature during this time is 86°F. The hottest month of the year in Page is July, with an average high of 96°.
The cold season lasts for about three months and runs from mid November to mid/end of February. During this time, the average daily high temperature is below 55°F. The coldest month of the year in Page is January, with an average low of 31°F and high of 46°F.
It is very dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 30°F to 97°F and is rarely below 22°F or above 103°F.
Page, Arizona Hotels
Page, Arizona is a great home base for exploring the national parks and other natural wonders of the area. Staying overnight affords the traveler a home base for touring Antelope Canyon or Horseshoe Bend.
There are a number of great options for where to stay in Page, AZ. Here are five top locations to consider:
- Hyatt Place Page Lake Powell - From Hyatt Place Page / Lake Powell, you have boundless views of Arizona's desert landscape. Drive 5 minutes to hike and watch the sunset at Horseshoe Bend.
- Courtyard Page at Lake Powell - Stay at this 3-star golf hotel in Page that enjoys exceptional views and a close proximity to all the town’s major attractions. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast.
- Best Western Plus at Lake Powell - Featuring a seasonal outdoor pool and a hot tub, Best Western Plus at Lake Powell serves a hot breakfast each morning and free WiFi is provided.
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel Antelope Canyon- this hotel's location is near Antelope Canyon and Page, Arizona's downtown. The Holiday Inn Express Page - Lake Powell hotel provides excellent amenities, quality service and a great location for the hotel's guests.
- Lake Powell Resort Lake Powell Resort is located at Wahweap Marina in Page, Arizona - right in the heart of all your "down-lake" activities and adventures. The Resort offers comfortable lodging and suites, terrific dining, and an ideal place to return to each evening after a day of fun and relaxation.
Things To Do In Page Arizona
There is no shortage of exciting, can't miss outdoors adventures waiting for you when you visit Page, Arizona.
The three most popular attractions are all only a few minutes from the city:
- Horseshoe Bend is less than 5 miles south of Page
- Antelope Canyon is less than 5 miles east of Page
- Lake Powell is less than 3 miles north of Page
Horseshoe Bend Tours
Page Arizona is where most Southwest visitors book Horseshoe Bend tours.
Horseshoe Bend offers photographers one of the most colorful and dramatic panoramas in the world. The 270-degree bend in the Colorado River is visible from a 1000 foot overlook that offers sweeping views of the Colorado River.
To see this famous view, visitors hike 0.6 miles one-way to the overlook. The views from the Horseshoe Bend Overlook are famous for good reason!
Even more famous, however, is taking in the Horseshoe Bend vista from the sky on an airplane tour. The aerial view is simply unmatched to the view on the ground!
Papillon offers private Horseshoe Bend Flightseeing Tour that combine trips to Antelope Canyon and can also offer you a less-frequented vista over this photogenic panorama.
Antelope Canyon Tours
Antelope Canyon is the most popular and photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest.
Only 10 minutes east of Page, near the Arizona-Utah border, expect to be wowed by the winding canyon corridors, massive sandstone rooms, and photogenic beams of sunlight that radiate down to sandy desert bottoms.
This high-demand tourist destination is served by Papillon with our Antelope Canyon Air Tour.
This 30-mile long slot canyon complex belongs to the Navajo Nation. It is located on the south shore of Lake Powell and comprises four different sections. The name Antelope Canyon comes from the once plentiful prong horned antelope that used to roam the now barren and dry area.
In 1997, the Navajo Tribe made it a Navajo Tribal Park and now Antelope Canyon is the primary attraction of Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park.
Antelope Canyon never disappoints with its beautiful geological formations and highly attractive lighting.
Lake Powell Tours
Lake Powell, America's second largest reservoir, is located in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, a 1.25 million acre natural wonder that stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah.
On America's second largest reservoir you can wakeboard, waterski, paddleboard, kayak, or enjoy a houseboat stay.
It is only a short drive from Page, Arizona. The canyon complex then became America's second largest reservoir with the completion of the Glen Canyon Dam in 1963. The massive 710-feet high dam filled the serpentine network of canyons with 500 feet of water, creating 1,900 miles of shoreline.
Papillon offers a number of Lake Powell tours from its Page, Arizona airport base.
Page Arizona Airport
The Page, Arizona airport is the gateway to the Southwest treasures that are found in this region. It is the closest airport to Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Rainbow Bridge, Tower Butte, and many more world-famous destinations.
The address of the airport is:
Papillon offers direct flights to Page, Arizona and a number of guided tours that depart directly from the airport.