Getting to know Page, AZ

Page is a city in Coconino County in the Northern end of Arizona, near the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell and one of the most visited and photographed canyon called Antelope Canyon. The small remote town of Page is located on the Arizona Utah border, surrounded by beautiful national parks and the Navajo reservation. 

Best Time to Visit

Lake Powell – Best time to visit Page and Lake Powell, Arizona is between April – October, the temperature remains above 70º C. The elevation is about 3,700 feet for both Page and Lake Powell. Since they are just a few miles apart, so the temperatures are basically identical.

Antelope Canyon – Best time to visit Antelope Canyon is between early April or late September and to avoid crowed consider mid-week tour if photography is your interest. 

Horseshoe Bend – is best viewed late morning or midday. The bottom of the bend and river are in shadow at other times. During the sunset, the sun will be against you and the Horseshoe Bend and the river below will be in shadows off the canyon walls. But still, sunset is one of the best time to visit to experience it from a different perspective.

How To Get There In Page, AZ

Page is one of the remote towns in the U.S. you may be wondering what would be the best way to get there. This small town is located on the Arizona Utah border, surrounded by beautiful national parks and the Navajo reservation. 

Driving from Flagstaff to Page

I took a flight from Los Angeles to Flagstaff with a stop at Phoenix and from Flagstaff airport rented a car to get to Page. Driving from Flagstaff to Page is now only 2 hours or less. It took me longer though, as I stopped a couple of times to enjoy the scenic beauty on both sides of highway 89. 

Route 89
Route 89 from Flagstaff to Page

By Air:

Great Lake Airlines have a daily flight from Phoenix, AZ to Page Municipal Airport could be a better option to fly to Page if you are a solo traveler. You could buy a ticket directly from the airline website. There are also flights from Denver, Colorado and Farmington, New Mexico. If you decide to fly then renting a car from Page Airport is also easy. 

Tips To Take the Best Photos

Photographers Tips – Best months for the light beams inside the Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon are between June – August. Sunny days would bring Sunbeams in the midday between 11:000 am and 1:30 PM. Upper Antelope Canyon is famous for the beams whereas Lower Canyon is also famous for its colorful rock formation but light beams are seen less. 

If you book a photography tour, you will get priority when it comes to the best spots to take pictures. Guides will definitely help you out of your shots. If you’re more interested in Lower Antelope Canyon, check out Ken’s Tours.

I would recommend at least take a wide angle lens Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 24-70mm and a tripod that I use all the time Carbon Fiber Portable Tripod with Ball Head.

Horseshoe Bend – is best viewed late morning or midday. The bend and river are in shadow at other times. At or just before sunset, the sun will be in your eyes and the bend will be in shadow. 

Top Things To Do In Page

Here are the four attractions that are pinned on the Map.

Visit Antelope Canyon 

A trip to Arizona would not be complete without seeing the magical Antelope Canyon. Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons, just outside Page, Arizona, are the most visited and photographed site in the USA. Best time to visit is between 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM for a beautiful view of light beams passing through the holes above and making an unbelievable scene. 

The beautiful view of Antelope Canyon, Page - Arizona
The beautiful view of Antelope Canyon – Photo Credit: Rusafa Mahmood

Over the years, Lower Antelope Canyon has become a favorite gathering place for photographers, tourists, and visitors from around the world.

Must Visit Glen Canyon Dam

The Glen Canyon Dam is a huge dam on the upper Colorado River, on the northern border of Arizona.  The Glen Canyon dam impounds the Colorado River in a man-made reservoir named Lake Powell. This a similar looking to the famous Hoover Dam.

Glen Canyon Dam
Looks like Hoover Dam but it’s Glen Canyon Dam instead, upper Colorado River – Photo Credit: Rusafa Mahmood

Take A Boat Trip in Lake Powell 

There’s no better way to see the best of what Lake Powell has to offer than by boat. Sunset dinner cruise is one of the most favorite events in Lake Powell. 

Lake Powell, Page Arizona
The best way to enjoy Lake Powell is by taking a Boat Trip, Page – Photo Credit: Rusafa Mahmood

Hike Your Way Up To Enjoy The Horseshoe Bend

For a stunning view of a lifetime pay a visit to Horseshoe Bend. If you are a travel photographer pay attention to know what time of the day would be best for your subject. 

You will find yourself literally standing on the edge of crumbling sandstone cliffs and look over, moving as close as you dare to the edge. It is spectacular, and a bit freaky for those who are afraid of heights. 

Horseshoe Bend
Sunset in Horseshoe Bend, Page – Arizona, Photo Credit: Rusafa Mahmood

Hotel Accommodation in Page, Arizona 

Quality Inn at Lake Powell, Page – Arizona

My Opinion and Tips

Antelope Canyon and the Horse Shoe Bend is one of the most amazing places I have ever visited, and I highly recommend that you make it over there if not already done so. 

Have you been to Page, Arizona? Any additional tips to share?

Please leave a comment below! I’d love to hear from you to improve my knowledge. 

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