Positioned where the Colorado River flows into Lake Powell, Page is a laid-back town surrounded by some of Arizona’s most spectacular scenery. It serves as the gateway to the mighty Glen Canyon Dam and its National Recreation Area, as well as the iconic Rainbow Bridge rock formation.
Things to do in Page
Straddling the border between Utah and Arizona, Lake Powell lies along the Colorado River and is one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the United States. It’s ringed by secluded beaches and is a popular destination for kayaking and fishing.
Be awed by the engineering feat that is Glen Canyon Dam and the reason Lake Powell exists today. It towers more than 200 metres within the sandstone gorge and is best viewed from the Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, affectionately known as “The White House”.
Witness the world’s highest natural bridge at the Rainbow Bridge National Monument, which is located in the scenic Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. It spans just over 70 metres, is of significance to local Native American tribes and is one of the most photographed landmarks in Arizona.
Also within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is the 74-kilometre-long Cataract Canyon that has been carved by the Colorado River into the surrounding plateau. White-water rafting trips are the most popular way to experience the canyon and feature thrilling rapids and drops with names like "Little Niagara” and "Satan's Gut”.
Getting around Page
Page Municipal Airport is on the northern edge of town, while Page is just over four hours’ drive from Las Vegas. Shuttle buses run between Page and St. George, but most travellers prefer to rent a vehicle to explore at their leisure.