Page Things To Do
Page, Arizona is most popular for it’s proximity to Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon.
Lake Powell is within the border of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, which is administered by the National Park System. This means that to get anywhere near the big puddle – including marinas, resort, campgrounds, beaches, restaurants or anything else along the shores – you need to buy a park pass. They are $15 per vehicle (good for 7 days) at time of this writing, and nearest they can be purchased from Page is at the park entry kiosk on Lakeshore Drive off 89 on the other side of the dam.
Wake Powell is a Wakesports Charting Service serving the Southern Lake Powell area. Riding out of Antelope Point Marina, captain Ryan Roundtree will bring you out to explore Lake Powell at your own pace. The Wake Powell experience is geared towards family and friend charters, and caters to a range of abilities from first timers to advanced riders. Great for all ages, Wake Powell doesn’t require you to bring anything but a good attitude and sense of adventure.
Only a few minutes outside of Page within the Navajo Nation is Antelope Slot canyon. This is a great 1/2 day trip. The best time of year to visit the slot is June or July. The sun is at the right angle to create fantastic rays shining through the top.
Know before you go:
• There are two: Upper and Lower. They are in the same general vicinity, on Navajo territory, and can only be seen on a guided tour or with guide/photography permit. There are no combo deals for the both of them: tickets must be purchased individually.
• They are accessed differently. Visitors to Upper Antelope are trucked to the mouth of the canyon and then walk right in. Visitors to Lower have a 1/4 mile or so hike down a hill to the entrance to the canyon, and a climb down long, steep, step-type ladders to the floor. You exit via another of the same sort of ladder. This difference is why Upper Antelope is the more visited of the two, and therefore the most crowded – reportedly often ridiculously so.
• In all cases, it’s expected to tip the guides
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