Page, Arizona was born in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s with the building of the Glen Canyon Dam that created Lake Powell. It now serves as a base for those visiting that wonderful body of water and the attractions of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The young town isn’t typically a destination in itself but it has plenty of hotels, restaurants, and shopping to accommodate visitors to the surrounding area.
Page is the largest town near Lake Powell and one of the few of any significance in that remote desert region. The town sits on an Arizona mesa at 4,118 ft above sea level, overlooking the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. Summer temperatures in Page can reach above 100° F, while temperatures in December and January can dip as low as 0°. Other times of year tend to be mild to warm.
There are several popular hikes just outside of Page where the adventurous can explore slot canyons and experience sacred lands of Native Americans. The John Wesley Powell Museum in town documents the building of the Glen Canyon Dam, Major Powell’s original explorative trip down the Colorado, mineral and dinosaur exhibits, and other historical information. The Navajo Village Heritage Center is an excellent place in town to experience local Navajo culture and history.
And of course, Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon National Recreation area are right at the doorstep of Page. The Glen canyon dam (only about a mile away) has a visitors center and offers tours of the dam by knowledgeable local guides. All in all, you may not find a lot of activities within Page to keep you busy, but it is certainly the center of civilization amidst the rugged wilderness of the Glen Canyon and Lake Powell areas.
Page, Arizona is located on Hwy. 89 about 4 miles south of Wahweap Marina on Lake Powell, and about 150 miles east of St. George, Utah. To learn more about Page, select a topic of interest from the list to the left.