Are you planning a trip to Page and looking for more things to do other than Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe bend?! Well my friend, you made it to the perfect itinerary!
Page is such a unique place because there are so many natural wonders either in the town or just outside of it. This makes it the perfect town to check a bunch of things off your bucket list!
In this guide I will share with you all the top things to do in Page, AZ – perfect for people who want to see more than just the most popular sights. If you have more ideas on things to do in the area, please share in the comments so I can try them out on my next visit!
Alright, let’s dive in! 🙂
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Where is Page, AZ?
Page is small town located in Northern Arizona, right on the boarder of Arizona & Utah! This is one of the #1 stops to add to your southwest bucket list since it’s so close to places like Bryce Canyon, Kanab, Arches National Park, Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, etc.
Just within this small town, there are tons of sights to see. Some are extremely popular and you’ve probably heard of before, and some are still considered off-the-beaten-path!
To get to Page, you will need to fly into a major airport that is nearby like Las Vegas (4.5 hours away), Flagstaff (2 hours away) or Phoenix Airports (4.5 hours away).
Where to stay in Page, AZ?
If you want to see a few of the famous sites in the area, I would highly recommend staying a night or two in Page. This one has a lot of food and bar options compared to other small towns that you might stay at on a southwest road trip!
There are not too many options for hotels in this small town, but I stayed at the Country Inn and Suites and had a nice stay. The rooms were very big, clean, and really affordable. Plus it was very close to restaurants, a Walmart, and the top things to do in Page.
Top Things to do in Page, AZ
In this guide I go over all the best things to do in Page including the most popular sites like Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon, to lesser known slot canyons and off-the-beaten-path spots! You could easily spend multiple days exploring this beautiful area, especially with this list of things to see.
If you have any additional ideas on things to see in Page, please leave them in the comments so I can check them out on my next visit 🙂
Horseshoe bend one of the most known & popular places in Page, AZ! Personally, this is my favorite thing to do in the city. This small piece of the grand canyon wraps in a way that it looks like a horseshoe from the viewing platform!
Being only ten minutes from the city center, you could easily visit a few times during your trip! I’ve been for sunset a few times now and the views are truly unmatched. Once you arrive at the parking lot, you will need to pay a small fee to get in. The walk to the viewing area is about a 15-20 walk downhill on a paved pathway, so… extremely easy!
Once you get to the canyon rim, it will likely be very busy! Sunset is the most popular time to go, which is when I went each time, but you never have a problem getting your picture with no one in the backdrop. I would recommend getting their at least 30 minutes before sunset to have time to take photos and find a spot along the canyon rim to enjoy the sunset!
Antelope Canyon (Lower & Upper Tours)
Antelope Canyon is a narrow slot canyon located right in Page, AZ! This famous canyon has been featured on so many travel sites and travel blogs, so of course, expect some crowds!
There are a few different ways to see the canyon, one is signing up for a tour to see lower / upper Antelope canyon. They both give you slightly different perspectives, the lower will be narrow and you will see more of the light beams shining into the canyon. The upper canyon will be wider and easier to walk through and you also do not have to climb stairs to get in / out of the canyon.
And lastly, the way most people don’t know about is you can access part of the canyon through Lake Powel! This way is amazing because the crowds are significantly less, you have no time limits, and no tour guide! You will need to rent either a kayak, jet ski, or small boat from Antelope Point Marina and travel along Lake Powel to access the canyon entrance.
Rent a Jet Ski, Boat, or Kayak at Lake Powell
From one of the many Lake Powel marinas you explore the lake by boat or jet ski! There are tons of small slot canyons, rock bridges, beaches and places to cliff jump throughout the lake.
If you want to visit part of Antelope Canyon like I mentioned above, you will need to rent from Antelope Point Marina.
TIP: Make sure you bring sunblock to reapply! There is hardly any shade, so it is too easy to get sunburnt! My favorite sunblock for reapplying are these sunblock packets. They are the size of a ketchup packet, so they don’t take up any room in your bag. 🙂
Kayak through Slot Canyons at Lake Powell
Antelope Canyon isn’t the only slot canyon to explore in Lake Powel! Across from Lone Rock Beach there are beautiful, white slot canyons to explore with hardly any crowds. To access them, you will need to either rent boats / jet skis from Wahweap Marina and head over to Lone Rock Canyon.
Wahweap Marina is too far from the canyon for non-motorized water sports (like kayaks & paddle boards), so you will need to drive over to Lone Rock beach and travel across the lake. If you want to do kayaks or paddle boards, you will need a high clearance, 4×4 vehicle that you would feel comfortable driving on loose sand. From Lone Rock beach, the kayak is extremely short, just across the lake!
This is exactly where the slot canyon is that I am talking about:
Visit the Glen Canyon Dam
Just outside of town near Lake Powel, you can visit the Glen Canyon Dam! There is an overlook spot where you can just park your car on the side of the bridge or there is an entire visitor center to learn about the making & history of the dam.
This massive dam was built in 1963 and is responsible for providing water and power to a big part of the west coast. From the overlook, you will be able to see how massive the dam is, parts of the Colorado River, and the page area!
Pssst.. Doing a Utah Road Trip?! Click here to read my 14 Day Utah National Parks Road Trip Itinerary!
Day Trip to Kanab, Utah for Unique Caves
Kanab is hands down the most underrated city in the USA! This quirky little town is located right next to many national parks, so many people are already driving right through it but never stop to explore!
Being only an hour away from Page, you could easily explore this town on a day trip. This town has everything to offer like hidden caves, pink sand dunes, delicious restaurants, tons of history, and lesser known slot canyons.
Be sure to check out my guide on Unique things to do in Kanab, Utah!
Waterhole Canyon – A Less Crowded Alternative to Antelope Canyon
Waterhole Canyon looks extremely similar to Antelope Canyon, but minus the crazy crowds & overpriced entry fees!
There are tour companies that offer tours through Waterhole Canyon for a lot less money. If you want to schedule a tour, Waterhole Canyon Experience offers two types of tours: A 1.5 hour hiking tour to explore the three slot canyons or a 3 hour photography tour giving you extra time in the canyon.
I haven’t gotten to do this (yet haha), but it looks truly amazing!! Click here to view pictures of the canyon!
Visit the Most Popular Rim of the Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is easily the most popular thing to do near Page AZ, but what most people don’t realize is that the Grand Canyon has many viewpoints called “rims.” Usually you would just choose one rim to visit since they are extremely spread out.
Even though I have only seen the West Rim (closest to my hometown in Las Vegas), the North Rim is supposed to be the most beautiful. Lucky for you, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is fairly close to Page, Arizona! Located only 2.5 hours away, I would recommend doing the Ooh Aah Point trail to see the gorgeous views of the Grand Canyon.
If you are road tripping to Flagstaff or Sedona, this point will be right on the way! Which, speaking of Sedona… Be sure to check out my Sedona Itinerary! 🙂
Toadstools Hike to See Hoodoos
Most people travel all the way to Bryce Canyon National Park to see the famous Hoodoos, but what most people don’t know is that there is a small section of Hoodoos near Page! The Toadstools Hike is located between Page and Kanab (another must-see spot listed in this guide).
The hike itself is less than two miles and is rated extremely easy. To get to the trailhead, you will need to drive about 30 minutes west towards Kanab, Utah.
This site had a great guide that goes into tons of detail on the Toadstools Hike with some pictures if you want to learn more!
Helicopter to the top of Tower Butte
This would be such a cool experience! Unfortunately, my man is terrified of helicopters (thank you Kobe Bryant), so this will never be an option! But if you are not scared of helicopters, please do this so I can live vicariously through you! 🙂
The valley surrounding page is the ultimate desert landscape with vibrant red sand and towering “buttes.” The largest in the area is called Tower Butte, which has a large & flat top.. AKA perfect for landing a helicopter!
Common Questions About Page, Arizona
Can you go to Antelope Canyon without a tour?
No, not if you are planning on going to the standard “Upper & Lower Canyons.” If you plan on renting kayaks on Lake Powel, you can access a part of Antelope Canyon without a tour! Here is a full guide on kayaking Antelope Canyon.
Is Page, AZ safe?
Yes, it is a very safe and small town full of road trippers! Most people are their to enjoy the abundance of outdoor activities, and there is a very low crime rate.
How many days do you need in Page, AZ?
I would say two days is perfect for getting to see a good amount of Page’s sites. If you plan to see everything on this list, you may need to extend a day or two!
Do you need a rental car in Page, AZ?
YES, it’s almost impossible to even get to Page, AZ without a car unless you are taking a tour from a major city. There are tons of things to do in Page, AZ that you will want a car to be able to explore!
Do I need a professional camera for my trip to Page, AZ?
The sites in and near Page are a photographers dream! You will definitely get better photos the better camera you have, but now a days with modern phone cameras.. you will still get amazing photos! If you want to know what’s in my camera bag, click here!
Okay, that’s a wrap! This is the list of best things to do in Page, AZ regardless if it is your first time or 100th time visiting the area. I absolutely love this area of the world since there are so many natural wonders within a small area. I love getting to travel to a destination that has tons of things to check off the bucket list 🙂
If you are traveling to Page, here are some guides for places nearby I think you will love:
- 14 Day Utah National Parks Road Trip Itinerary!
- One Day in Bryce Canyon National Park!
- One Day in Zion National Park!
- One Day in Arches National Park!
- Hiking the Navajo Loop Trail in Bryce Canyon!
- Unique and Fun Things to do in Kanab, Utah!
- A Jam-Packed Sedona Itinerary!
- Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon Itinerary
- Stopping in Las Vegas?! Hey, that’s my home town! Here are all my Vegas Itineraries!