The city of Page is smack-dab in the middle of the “Grand Circle,” a well-known collection of parks, monuments, Native American ruins and historical sites. Its unique, picturesque landscape not only beckons tourists, but filmmakers as well. Page and its surrounding landscape have served as the setting for blockbuster movies such as Broken Arrow and Into the Wild.
The town of Page sits on the southern shores of Lake Powell near the Arizona/Utah boarder. It is home to a multitude of hotels for tourists to bunk for the night (or two). It provides many with the perfect place to stay while enjoying the stunning beauty of the American Southwest and having a bit of fun on the lake. Page was originally built for the workers building the Glen Canyon Dam in 1957 and iis named after John C. Page, a Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation in the 1930’s.
At an elevation of 4,300 feet, Page is just seven miles away from the ever-popular Lake Powell and is a popular tourist destination in Northern Arizona. In fact, many people make Page their “home base” while vacationing in the area as it located in the center of the action in the area and provides decent, budget-friendly lodging. The city balances modern conveniences and city services while acknowledging its neighbors, the Navajo Nation. Visitors to Page will be treated to a taste of the Native American culture, as it has seeped into the city’s facade and is celebrated in Page.
Recreational Adventures Abound Near Page
From Page, tourists can access a multitude of national landmarks, trails and water activities all a few hours away or closer. In addition to the Grand Canyon, visitors can also experience the unbridled beauty of Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, Monument Valley and the Vermillion Cliffs.
Antelope Canyon is a sight to be seen and provides a striking backdrop to those wishing to explore its water-carved walls and jagged rock structures.
Many visitors to the area also like to take in the historical significance and engineering feat of the Glen Canyon Dam. In a monumental effort to dam the mighty Colorado River, construction of the massive Glen Canyon Dam began in 1956 and wasn’t completed until 1963. Today, both Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam serve as water storage and hydroelectric power generation for states in the Southwest.
In addition to the historical and geographical marvels, tourists can also experience fun via more modern activities in Page as it is home to two museums, a recreation and visitor center, swimming pool and golf courses.
Lake Powell a Must-See Accompaniment to Grand Canyon Visit via Page
Named after Grand Canyon pioneer and renegade John Wesley Powell, Lake Powell is one of the prominent lakes in Arizona. With nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline, warm sunshine and expansive waters, Lake Powell is a very popular destination for families, singles, tour groups and students celebrating Spring Break. To call it a “playground” might be a bit of an understatement, actually, because of all of the water sports, hiking, fishing and exploring you can enjoy in and around the lake itself. Many lake visitors, in fact, find it beneficial to rent a houseboat so their access to these adventures is simply a plunge off their deck!
Wherever you decide to stay, Page has no shortage of hotel and motel properties to fit virtually any budget. Because of its distance from the Grand Canyon (but proximity to other Western marvels), visitors find hotel rooms to be much less expensive than their Grand Canyon counterparts. What you save on room rates, you may make up for in gas, but you’ll be getting access to a variety of other tourist destinations as well.
Lake Powell Resort: One of the “better” properties in Page, Lake Powell Resort offers comfortable rooms and suites with spectacular views right on the marina.
Super 8 Gateway Page-Lake Powell: About as budget-friendly as you can get in the area, Super 8 Gateway Page offers guests value and proximity to some of Arizona’s most scenic landscapes.
Courtyard by Marriot Lake Powell: This property appeals to both business travelers and families alike for its proximity to the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and for its complimentary high-speed internet access and meeting/convention space.
Travelodge: Represents what many guests have come to know and expect from its national brand – conveniently located, clean, affordable lodging.
Knights Inn: Ideal for budget-conscious families, the Budget Inn Page offers a clean place to stay relatively close to many national monuments, Lake Powell and within a few hours’ drive of the Grand Canyon.
Rodeway Inn: This nationally branded property caters to families and business travelers alike with conveniences offered that will appeal to both.
Comfort Inn & Suites; NEW property with a heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub, a bit of a rare find in Page, makes this hotel property a popular option for couples and families.
Holiday Inn Express Page-Lake Powell; Located in downtown Page and less than three miles from the Glen Canyon National Recreation Center, this property offers proximity to local attractions at a fairly affordable price.
Quality Inn Lake Powell: This pet-friendly hotel offers modern conveniences for singles, family travelers and those staying in Page on business.
America’s Best Value Inn: About as budget-friendly as you can get in the area, this property offers the most basic accommodations but at an affordable price.