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Things To Do In Page Arizona
Below you’ll find a 24-48 Guide of the top && things to do in Page, Az! Most people with add Page to their National Park road trip because of the proximity to Zion National Park. Some also add this to their road trip after visiting the Grand Canyon.
If you plan on visiting more places in Arizona, check out this Arizona Road Trip Guide.
24-48 Hour Guide
Page, Arizona has been on our radar for awhile because spots like Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon have been on a bucket list for many years and we were so excited when the opportunity presented itself to finally visit! The only catch was that we only had 24 hours.
We quickly stated making plans for our trip and typing into google things such as what to do in Page Arizona, best restaurants in page az, hiking in page az…. you get the picture! We wanted to find the best of the best so we could enjoy our short time there. So without further delay, here is our 24-Hour Guide on Things To Do In Page Arizona!
Things To Do In Page Arizona
We had less that 24 hours to explore Page so we had to prioritize what we were going to see. Obviously, Horseshoe Bend made our list. While most advised us to visit during sunset (which we are sure is spectacular) we quite enjoyed during sunrise. There was not too many when we arrived which made it that much better (sometimes the more the merrier is not always accurate).
We’ve been blessed to be able to travel to many countries, see incredible national parks, and hike to incredible lookout points but nothing quite compares to Horseshoe Bend. There is something incredibly peaceful and calming about this place.
After snapping a few photos we sat down on our awesome adventure blanket and chilled in silence to take in the view of the Colorado river below. Honestly, I was brought to tears contemplating how incredible of a world we live in!
The next spot for this 24-48 Hour Guide of Things To Do In Page Arizona is Antelope Canyon! You’ve probably seen many photos of Antelope canyon because of the rugged, natural beauty. Consequently, there are now many slot canyon tours you can choose from.
There is an Upper Antelope Canyon and a Lower Antelope Canyon, but we opted to explore lower antelope canyon through a slot canyon tour. There are several different tour companies in Page, AZ that offer antelope canyon tours but we decided to go with Ken’s Tours because of how friendly they were over the phone.
We were really concerned about the amount of people that were going to be there. We had heard horror stories about everyone being cramped and pushing each other to get their perfect photo.
However, this was not the case when we went. Although we went on a Saturday, October is considered off season so there was quite a few less people than normal. A tour guide was assigned to us when we checked in and included about 15 other people.
It was a short walk to get to the entrance of the canyon before descending several flights of stairs. If you are nervous about heights this may be the scariest part of the tour. We held onto the handrails while descending and everything worked out great. After descending the stairs you’ll get to the canyon floor. This is where you’ll begin your short mile walk through this beautiful and windy path.
Along the hike our tour guide pointed out interesting rock formations along with pointers of how to take incredible pictures. (He may have even took a few shots on our own devices for us…) I felt like our guide truly cared that we had an awesome experience. Although the tour is a bit pricey, we totally recommend experiencing it! You can also check out water holes canyon
Want to visit a slot canyon that is FREE and has virtually no crowds that is nearby? Then you are going to want to check out This Guide!
Glen Canyon Dam
This would be considered a thing to see in Page Arizona but I wouldn’t miss this! There is the Glen Canyon Dam Overlook along with the Glen Canyon Dam Bridge that would make for a a great photo-op.
You can’t miss a visit to Lake Powell while visiting Page, Arizona. Although we weren’t able to spend too much here, I recommend either taking a tour or even renting a paddle board or kayak! Most of these tours will leave from the Antelope Point Marina, a short 16 minute drive from Page.
If you want to stay close to Lake Powell, consider staying at a lake powell resort! Here are several options to choose from.
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
This bridge national monument is a giant red rock arch in the middle of the Navajo desert. If you plan on hiking to it, it will take quite a while and won’t be possible to acheive during a quick 24-48 hour trip.
However, there is another way to get to rainbow monument without hiking over 30 miles. You can take a boat tour! This boat tour will take a good portion of your day as it will take you over 50 miles on the water to get to the base of rainbow bridge. Once there, you only have a short 1.25 mile hike to get right underneath this natural phenomena!
Page Arizona Lodging
This town is called the Hub of the Grand Circle because of its’ ideal, central location to to parks, monuments, historical sides, and iconic structures of the West. And because of that ideal location and the small size of the town, it might be a little difficult to find the perfect page Arizona accommodation (especially during busy season).
So, after looking at a lot of motels in page az, lake powell lodging, and even hotels near Antelope Canyon we finally found the perfect Page Arizona Bed and Breakfast!
The Rose Walk Inn is situated right in the center of town near gas stations, restaurants, and shopping. It is also conveniently located next to amazing views and hikes (more on that later). We arrived really late (close to midnight) the night of our stay but Jim was there and ready to welcome us when we arrived.
Not only did he offer to help us with our bags he took a few moments to welcome us to their place and give us some pointers and tips for our plans the following day. What a great way to start off our trip in Page! You can find this bed and breakfast on airbnb when you are ready to book. Here is a $55 dollar coupon for your airbnb rental, enjoy!
The next morning we had to wake up really early to catch the sunrise and it was so hard getting out of the comfortable bed! The inviting room, the extremely clean bathroom, and the relaxing atmosphere made us feel right at home. After our morning sunrise hike we came back to have a homemade breakfast with our hosts.
When we say these were the best pancakes that we have ever had, we don’t do that lightly. Life changing! If you want the recipe Jim & Verda gave it to us and allowed us to share it with ya’ll (scroll to the bottom of this article). Out of all the places to eat in page az, this was our favorite!
If you’re not into airbnbs, there are plenty of hotels to choose from. I would recommend searching through booking.com because they always find me the best deals! You can try it out for yourself with the map below.
Best Restaurants in Page Arizona
Although we didn’t get to eat at all of these restaurants, these would be the ones that I would recommend. El Tapatio, Bonkers Restaurant, Fiesta Mexicana Restaurant, and Big John’s Texas BBQ.
Time In Page Arizona
This is something that is questioned a lot , “What time is it Page Arizona?” I wanted to include this because this almost derailed our plans to see Horseshoe Bend at sunrise! We got this information from our tour guide at Ken’s Tours and it was really helpful:
(Summer time: Same time as Pacific Time; Winter time Same time as Mountain Time. – No Daylight Saving Time – Not Utah Time – Not Navajo Nation Time). Because the Utah State Line is less than 7 miles away, cell phone towers will be the wrong time! Do yourself a favor and do like the locals do: Manually set your cell phone to PHOENIX, AZ time.
As promised here is the recipe to Verda’s Buttermilk Pancakes from the Rose Walk Inn B&B. However, if you make these pancakes you are never going to want to eat regular pancakes again. We warned you.
Things To Do Near Page, AZ
Remember how I mentioned that some people with had Page to their list before or after visiting the Grand Canyon? Well don’t miss the awesome experience of rafting the grand canyon while you’re in Arizona!
You’ll also want to make sure to visit Sedona while you’re visiting Arizona. Here are the best Sedona hikes that you need to add to your bucket list.
We hope you enjoyed this 24-Hour Guide of Things To Do In Page Arizona! If you are thinking about visiting Monument Valley too, here is a great guide!
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