Page Arizona started as a housing town for workers and their families during the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam in the 1960s. Sixty years later, fast forward to 2020, it’s a very popular destination for many reasons. The amazing camping, Glen Canyon Dam, and a bunch of really cool tours and hikes are just a few of the reasons why Page Arizona has turned into a tourist hotspot. 

If you wanna know about the best hikes and things to do, and if you’re interested in some history about how the whole process of the dam being built, then keep reading! In this blog post, you’ll find the best things to do in Page along with places to stay and anything else you may want to know. That way you’ll be one step ahead of the 3 million other tourists (!) who visit Page each year.

One of the best things to do around Page AZ is to stay at wahweap campground

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10+ fun things to do in Page, AZ

We spent a few nights in Page camping in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Every morning we woke up to gorgeous views of Wahweap Bay which drains to Lake Powell. Having breakfast every morning in sunshine and trying to figure out which awesome hike to do next was our only priority…hard life. We realized it would be a good idea to give you fellow travelers a few ideas of what to do in the area so you can make the most of your time in the little city of Page.

Views from Page, Arizona.

We’ll give you the best things to do along with tips and tricks to make your trip memorable. You’ll also learn about a few things we wish we knew before visiting this northern Arizona city. So let’s get right into it and explore all the fun things to do in the area.

#1 Visit Horseshoe Bend Overlook

Just 10 minutes south lies one of Page’s most known attractions which people from all corners of the world have flocked to come visit. This very easy hike will bring you to the overlook of the 270-degree curve in the Colorado River and it will leave you speechless. It will also fill up your camera memory card from the amount of pictures you will be taking, so be prepared for that 😉

We recommend going earlier in the day or right before sunset to avoid huge crowds. Since around 2 million people visit this natural beauty every year there are quite a lot of them! If you want more information on Horseshoe Bend check out this post: The Famous Horseshoe Bend Hike.

Jo taking in the view of Horseshoe Bend Arizona
Jo sitting at the Horseshoe Bend overlook

#2 Get a tour of Antelope Canyon

You’ve probably seen dozens if not hundreds of pictures of the multicolored rocks that seem to come to life when you stare at them. And maybe you’ve even been Googling exactly where these wonders are. Well, these slot canyons are right around the corner from Page and one of the reasons why so many people visit Arizona.

Unfortunately, you will not be able to see these amazing sights without a tour guide since the canyons are on private land and owned by local tribes like the Navajos. So you will have to book a tour if you want to go see these mesmerizing red rocks.

The good thing about this is the fact that they keep tourism down a bit with the limited amount of spots they have available for these tours. But this also means that you need to book this tour FAR in advance. We looked for a tour for October already in August and it was fully booked. This was during shoulder season! So plan ahead if you want to visit the upper or lower Antelope Canyon!

One thing you might wanna check out is the newly opened Antelope Canyon-X instead. It is run by a different tribe and is located in a different part of the canyon. Since this tour is fairly new it is less known by tourists than the other tours and it is also cheaper. From what we’ve heard this is a much better experience than some of the other heavily marketed tours.

We also recommend Maxtour if you’re coming from Las Vegas and looking to do a 1 day trip to the slot canyons. They set up everything for you and you just go along for all the fun and adventure. If you’re looking for an all inclusive trip then this is the one.

Glen Canyon Dam in Page Arizona.

#3 Get a guided tour of Glen Canyon Dam

You definitely won’t miss this beauty because it is enormous and you will most likely drive past the bridge that is right over the dam. This is the dam that forms Lake Powell and then funnels into the Colorado River. So if you’re either visiting Lake Powell or Wahweap campground then this dam is the reason you’ll see all the water.

We want to make sure you don’t just drive past the dam and think oh cool just another dam. Walk outside along the bridge and take some beautiful pictures. After that, you should go inside and visit the Carl Hayden Visitor Center which is also connected directly to the dam. Directions are here.

View over Glen Canyon Dam in Page Arizona

Buy yourself a 5$ tour that lasts 45 minutes and experience the inside of the dam for yourself. The tours run a few times a day and are fun and knowledgeable to go on. It’s a good idea to book a day in advance, although you may be able to get a last-minute spot.

Our tour guide grew up in Page and told us stories about him running around the dam as a kid and then eventually growing up to work for the dam. He was clearly well educated and answered random questions and told us fun facts about Page and the area that you probably wouldn’t be able to find on the internet.

#4 Stay on Lake Powell

Lake Powell almost deserves a trip on its own. Over two million people visit this gorgeous lake each year to go house boating, take scenic boat tours, even boat rentals. Lake Powell has it all. If you’re interested in maybe doing one of those activities you can check out the official Lake Powell website here.

Views of Lake Powell in Page, Arizona.

We sadly didn’t have enough time to get out on Lake Powell but we did enjoy its beaches with nice ice cream and gorgeous weather. It feels like one of those places in the world where the weather is just always nice and peaceful. So we ended up reading our books and enjoying the views around the lake.

If you have the time try and look into one of the tours where you can stay on the lake or at least enjoy some time out on it. Page has so much to offer and if you’re not staying in town then definitely think about staying in one of the houseboats – it’s only a 10-15 minute drive from town.

Lake Powell near Page, Arizona.

#5 Stay at Wahweap Campground

Staying at Wahweap Campground was one of the best parts of our trip to Page. We actually found it last minute when we were looking for a place to camp and Powell Lake Campground was all booked up. But only a few minutes north of town lies the gem of Wahweap Campground. It was easily one of the best if not the best campground we’ve stayed at during our entire US road trip.

The facilities were well maintained and the staff was easy to get in touch with even though we got to the campsite after closing. Each individual campsite was spacious and clean. The views alone would have made it worthwhile so everything else was just a nice bonus.

Wahweap Campground near Page, Arizona.

It was nice to wake up in the morning with Lake Powell down below and red rocks creating this awesome landscape. Then over breakfast, we would decide what fun activity we were going to go do around Page that day (because there’s seriously so much to see in and around Page, Arizona).

We ended up only staying two nights at the campground but we could have easily spent a week there. And I bet you that still wouldn’t have felt like enough. The prices were super reasonable being roughly $30 USD a night which is absolutely worth it for what you get.

Dom camping at Wahweap campground near Page.

#6 Hike Waterholes Canyon

This is another awesome hike to do in the Page area. This hike can only be done by tour but it is a lot less touristy than Antelope Canyon and the max size for groups is 12 people. So you will have lots of room to take pictures and ask the guide any questions you may have.

The tour itself will cost you about $56 USD per person which will include the shuttle to the end of the hike from which you will walk through the canyon and return back to the parking lot.

The hike itself is 4.5 km / 2.8 miles which gives you enough time to take lots of awesome photos and while learning about the history of the rock formations and tribes that used to live in this part of Arizona.

If you’re looking for a low key, not so touristy, and relatively easy hike to see some of the crazy rock formations then try Waterholes Canyon Tour Company and explore this hidden gem before everybody knows about it 😉

The view at the end of Horseshoe Bend Hike

#7 Visit the Navajo Village Heritage Center

One thing we’ve been trying to do more of is to learn more about places we visit and about the heritage and the culture of the people who used to live there before it transformed into tourism hotspots.

This is exactly what the Navajo Village offers. You get a glimpse into the past of the Navajos who used to live under the southwestern stars in the middle of the desert. You’ll hear stories passed down from generation to generation about how the Navajo used to live in these lands.

It’s a unique experience and even though you’ll be with other tourists it’s an awesome way to have a special experience learning about their people. The tours themselves run frequently every day but book your tour in advance. And make sure they are running that time of year since they tend to operate usually from March until the end of summer.

Go to Grand Canyon from Flagstaff and enjoy the most beautiful views!

#8 Make a day trip to Grand Canyon

If you’re up for a bit of a drive from Page then you need to get yourself down to the Grand Canyon. The drive is just under two hours and the Grand Canyon is absolutely worth visiting if you haven’t been there before. It’s the perfect day trip and you will be blown away with viewpoints after viewpoints. There’s a reason it’s been nominated one of the wonders of the world and continues to attract millions and millions of tourists each year.

There are short and long hikes at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and very conveniently located if you’re planning on doing some walking around and sightseeing. So if you have the time then definitely consider doing a day trip from Page to Grand Canyon! If you want to read more about the Grand Canyon, you can check out our post here: A Day Trip From Flagstaff to Grand Canyon.

When you go from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon you'll be amazed by the views!

Other fun things to do (#9,10,11,12,13,14)

The first 8 attractions were by far our favorite things to do in Page Arizona but if you’re staying for a little longer, there are many other things to check out.

  • Go on a day tour to Three Great Landscapes
  • Float down the Colorado River
  • Go on a day trip to Sedona
  • Go on one of many amazing multi-day hikes
  • Check out Zion National Park and Bryce National Park (both are in Utah)
  • Visit the Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

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Bridge near Page, Arizona.

Visiting Page, Arizona

It can be a little hard to find Page on a map and you might’ve never heard of it until this post but we can assure you that there are many things to do in Page. This list alone will keep you busy for days and make your experience in Page a memorable one.

Stay at the Wahweap campground, enjoy a day on Lake Powell, and make sure to take a tour of the dam and learn about the construction of it. Hear stories from locals who have been there since the beginning, and make sure to get your dose of Navajo culture and learn about their heritage at one of their tours!

Enjoy Page and the many activities it has to offer. Stay safe and enjoy your time.

Have fun!

Dom & Jo
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64 Comments

  1. Renee on February 17, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Looks gorgeous! Wish I was there now!

    • redwhiteadventures on February 18, 2020 at 8:04 pm

      Hey Renee,

      You can make the trip happen if you want it too! Arizona is beautiful.

      -Dom

  2. Unapologeticallymeblog on February 17, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    Wow, looks breathtaking. I will have to plan a trip now ?

    • redwhiteadventures on February 18, 2020 at 10:58 am

      Hey,

      It’s absolutely worth visiting Page, do it!! =)

      -Dom

  3. Anita on February 18, 2020 at 12:45 am

    Thanks for this list. It looks like a beautiful place to visit!

    • redwhiteadventures on February 18, 2020 at 8:11 pm

      Hey Anita,

      Page is awesome! Take a trip there if you ever get a chance.

      -Dom

  4. Candle on February 18, 2020 at 2:40 am

    The view from Horseshoe Bend looks amazing!

    • redwhiteadventures on February 18, 2020 at 8:04 pm

      Hey Candle,

      Thanks!! Add it to the list of places you should visit. It really is worth it.

      -Jo

  5. Neil Alvin Nicerio on February 18, 2020 at 10:25 am

    Great article. I learned something new from your post. Thank you so much for sharing it.

    • redwhiteadventures on February 18, 2020 at 7:59 pm

      Hey Neil,

      Of course! I hope you can make it out to Page and experience these awesome activities.

      -Dom

  6. Bindu Thomas on February 18, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    This is a fantastic blog post. I will have to plan a trip now

    • redwhiteadventures on February 18, 2020 at 7:54 pm

      Hey Bindu,

      YES!! Go visit Page. If you love hiking and being outdoors you’ll love Page, Arizona.

      -Jo

  7. aisasami on February 18, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    I love the view you experienced in Page. I wonder if my uncle has been to Page, I need to show him this article.

    • redwhiteadventures on February 18, 2020 at 8:08 pm

      Hey Aisa,

      Is your dad from Arizona? I’m sure if he is then he’s probably visited this small little town before! Especially with all the beauty around it.

      -Dom

  8. Joanna on February 18, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    My boyfriend has actually visited this area and has photos from that dam. I would love to get here some day, especially because of the Grand Canyon and all the hiking you can do in and around it. The camping by the lake looks amazing as well.

    • redwhiteadventures on February 18, 2020 at 7:53 pm

      Hey Joanna,

      The campsite was the best and if you plan to do a road trip definitely stay there. That’s so cool that your boyfriend got to visit it. Now it’s your turn!

      -Jo

  9. Lisa on February 19, 2020 at 1:09 am

    What a gorgeous place to visit. I have never heard of Page, AZ.

    • redwhiteadventures on February 19, 2020 at 7:26 pm

      Hey Lisa,

      Well now you have haha! It’s a wonderful little town!

  10. Michele on February 19, 2020 at 2:52 am

    Arizona maybe our next vacation. All your pictures look amazing! Thank you for sharing!

    • redwhiteadventures on February 19, 2020 at 7:31 pm

      Hey Michele,

      Thanks so much! Of course..we wanted to share the beauty of Page, Arizona!

      -Dom

  11. Carriann on February 19, 2020 at 3:32 am

    Looks amazing. Great article and pictures.

    • redwhiteadventures on February 19, 2020 at 7:25 pm

      Hey Cariann,

      Thanks so much! Page is wonderful and we wish we had more time there, but instead we made the best of it and now sharing it with the world!

      -Jo

  12. Glen Parmenter on February 19, 2020 at 4:51 am

    I would love to get back and Visit Arizona!!

    • redwhiteadventures on February 19, 2020 at 7:23 pm

      Hey Glen,

      Definitely make a trip to AZ one day if you can.

      -Dom

  13. Maysz on February 19, 2020 at 11:58 am

    I have a cousin who lived in Arizona. He said there’s a lot of beautiful places to visit in Arizona. The Grand Canyon is my list when I go someday. Awesome photos

    • redwhiteadventures on February 19, 2020 at 7:22 pm

      Hey Maysz,

      Yes Arizona is awesome and they must be quite lucky to live there. Even though I think in the summer it would be too hot for me haha.

      -Dom

  14. Vasundhra on February 19, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    I am definitely copying the bagel pose haha! Such fun pictures, Arizona looks like a great stop to make!

    • redwhiteadventures on February 19, 2020 at 7:24 pm

      Hey Vasundrhra,

      YES DO IT! They didn’t last too long after that picture haha.

      -Dom

  15. Dominique Walton Brooks on February 19, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    You are introducing me to more places in Arizona that I should visit! If I could just get to Arizona in the first place! Thanks for sharing!

    • redwhiteadventures on February 19, 2020 at 7:21 pm

      Hey Dominique,

      Of course! Hopefully you can make it to Arizona one day!

      -Dom

  16. Jessica Collazo on February 19, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Yes!!! thank you for putting up all this stuff we can do in Arizona I am looking forward to a road trip that includes Arizona

    • redwhiteadventures on February 19, 2020 at 8:27 pm

      Hey Jessica,

      Yes I hope you love it! Arizona is such an amazing state with so much to see! =)

      -Jo

  17. Jody on February 19, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    Lake Powell looks so beautiful! I have always wanted to go there and hopefully one day will be able to!

    • redwhiteadventures on February 19, 2020 at 11:55 pm

      Hey Jody,

      Lake Powell is fantastic and that’s why the campground was great to stay up. I hope so too! =)

      -Dom

  18. Candle Lockett on February 20, 2020 at 3:31 am

    The pictures are gorgeous. I had no idea Arizona was that beautiful. I definitely want to visit now. Great post.

    • redwhiteadventures on February 20, 2020 at 9:29 pm

      Hii Candle,

      Thanks so much! Arizona definitely packs a punch and has so many great hikes and natural wonders. Lots of history with all the tribes that used to live there as well.

      -Dom

  19. Raksha on February 20, 2020 at 5:35 am

    Arizona is surely on my list to visit. I have heard so many things and seen such beautiful pictures. I will save this article so to refer back on what all things I can do there. Thanks for this.

    • redwhiteadventures on February 20, 2020 at 9:30 pm

      Hey Raksha,

      If you do a west coast road trip make sure to go down to Arizona! Let us know if you ever make it to Page. =)

      -Dom

  20. Brandi on February 20, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful place! I’ve always wanted to visit Arizona and now I want to even more!

    • redwhiteadventures on February 20, 2020 at 9:24 pm

      Hey Brandi,

      Now you have even more of an excuse to go! =) It has amazing hiking..we loved AZ!

      -Jo

  21. Megan Brown on February 20, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Looks like a great place to explore – I would definitely love to camp and hike there!

    • redwhiteadventures on February 20, 2020 at 9:31 pm

      Hey Megan,

      Yes we wish we had more time but the campsite was amazing!

      -Dom

  22. Magen on February 20, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    This looks like an amazing vacation! I’ve always wanted to visit the Grand Canyon and lake Powell looks like it would be a blast, especially if you have a boat.

    • redwhiteadventures on February 20, 2020 at 9:28 pm

      Hey Magen,

      Going in the summer and renting a boat would be so much fun. It was a little chilly when we were there to go swimming but we enjoyed an ice cream on the beach instead!

      -Jo

  23. Luna S on February 20, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    I live in AZ but I don’t visit Page all that often aside from just driving through! I love the nature we have here, I will have to stop and stay for a few days to check it out more next time I am in the area.

    • redwhiteadventures on February 20, 2020 at 9:25 pm

      Hey Luna,

      WHAT NO WAY! YES let us know next time you drive through if you end of doing any of these awesome activities. The campsite is also a great place to stay for a night or two.

      -Dom

  24. siennylovesdrawing on February 21, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Love your sharing of list here, definitely highlighting the must do at Arizone USA, thanks for this
    cheers, siennylovesdrawing

    • redwhiteadventures on February 21, 2020 at 11:27 pm

      Hey Sienny,

      Thanks so much for the kind words! Arizona is great and has so much to offer. Hope it helps for any future trip to Arizona.

      -Dom

  25. Julie on February 21, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    This looks beautiful! when I hear things about Arizona on TV, they aren’t usually talking about the beauty in this state! I need to travel more!

    • redwhiteadventures on February 21, 2020 at 11:24 pm

      Hey Julie,

      Well we’re here to show the beauty of it with people! We hope you enjoy it.

      -Jo

  26. Adriane on February 21, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    I live in AZ and have never been! We drove through last year on our way to Zion. Thanks for the tips on where to camp. We have a 30 foot camper that we take everywhere with us. And I’m super excited to check out the Antelope canyon x tour. Is it more of a hike? I heard the other one is just a little stroll to get to the slot canyons. This has for sure been on my bucket list – Antelope Canyon and Havasupai! Have guys been there yet? I really enjoyed this post. I’ll let you know how our trip to Page goes 😉

    • redwhiteadventures on February 21, 2020 at 11:34 pm

      Hey Adriana,

      Ahh Zion is amazing. That’s awesome that you guys travel all around in your camper. It is definitely similar and more of a stroll just less touristy and a little bit cheaper. We looked into going to Havasupai but it books a long time in advance so we didn’t get to it this year! Maybe next time haha! Glad we can bring some inspiration to a future camping trip of yours!

      -Dom

  27. Jamie on February 22, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    I’ve never heard of Page, AZ but I’m definitely adding this to the list of possible vacation locations for our family. Looks so amazing!

    • redwhiteadventures on February 25, 2020 at 6:59 pm

      Hey Jamie,

      It’s an amazing place to go with the family. It’s filled with outdoor activities and a great place to go camping for a few days! =)

      -Dom

  28. Francesca on February 23, 2020 at 1:44 am

    Looks so beautiful there! Of course, the Grand Canyon is an absolute must!

    • redwhiteadventures on February 25, 2020 at 7:01 pm

      Hey Francesca,

      GC is definitely a must. Super touristy but absolutely worth it!

      -Jo

  29. Josy A on February 23, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Oooh fab post as always you two! I would love to visit the grand canyon sooooo much! Great tip about the Antelope Canyon-X. I would like to visit, but I am always put off by crowds, so we assumed we’d just have to go on the off season. It’s awesome to hear a new places has opened up. 😀

    • redwhiteadventures on February 25, 2020 at 7:03 pm

      Hey Josy,

      Yes unfortunately just like any crazy wonder of the world now a days is filled with tourists. But definitely can either go off season or try going to an alternative like Antelope Canyon-X or find some small tour on your own.

      -Dom

  30. Kelsey on February 23, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    I’ve been to Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon, and totally agree with you about checking out Antelope Canyon X! I went to Upper Antelope Canyon a few years ago and it was SO crowded. I wish I’d gone to Antelope Canyon X instead. Would love to check out these other places on your list, too 🙂

    • redwhiteadventures on February 25, 2020 at 7:08 pm

      Hey Kelsey,

      Thats cool you’ve done both! We’ve been told by everyone it’s just so crowded so it was worth trying out something new! Maybe if you go back one day! =)

      -Jo

  31. Jackline A on February 29, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    AZ seems like a beautiful place to visit. Loved reading your post.

    • redwhiteadventures on March 3, 2020 at 1:06 am

      Hey Jackline,

      Thanks so much! Yes AZ was a blast and recommend it to anyone.

      -Jo

  32. Erin on June 10, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    I live in AZ and have never been to Page!!! Definitely going to add some of these suggestions to my bucket list and start checking them off as soon as my toddler isn’t so toddler-y haha! Thanks for the great info!

    • redwhiteadventures on June 10, 2020 at 11:21 pm

      Hey Erin,

      That’s awesome. Page is sort off hidden away in Northern Arizona so it makes sense if you haven’t been or heard of it. Hopefully one day you’ll have the chance to make it there with your little one.

      -Jo

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