There are so many things to see & do located within minutes of Page that you may be tempted to stay an extra day or more. The Lake Powell Museum is a great place to start because it is an Official Arizona State Visitor Center with brochures and a staff ready to give advice and answer questions. The Glen Canyon Recreation Area is over one million acres in size encompassing Lake Powell and the surrounding majestic red terrain of slick rock and towering buttes. The Navajo Nation touches Lake Powell and the amazing slot canyons are on tribal land. Enjoy the services available at the museums, interpretive centers, or head out on your own for serious adventure.
Rainbow Bridge National Monument Open or Close
Rainbow Bridge National Monument Rainbow Bridge is the world's largest known natural bridge. The span has undoubtedly inspired people throughout time--from the neighboring American Indian tribes who consider Rainbow Bridge sacred, to the 300,000 people from around the world who visit it each year. Please visit Rainbow Bridge in a spirit that honors and respects the cultures to whom it is sacred.
Upper & Lower Antelope Canyon Open or Close
Upper Antelope Canyon is called Tsé bighánílíní, "the place where water runs through rocks" by the Navajo. It is the most frequently visited by tourists, due to two considerations. First, its entrance and entire length are at ground level, requiring no climbing. Second, beams (shafts of direct sunlight radiating down from openings in the top of the canyon) are much more common in Upper than in Lower. Beams occur most often in the summer months, as they require the sun to be high in the sky. Winter colors are a little more muted like the photo displayed here. Summer months provide two types of lighting. Light beams start to peek into the canyon March 15 and disappear October 7 each year.
Navajo Village Open or Close
In 1997 five families noticed that their culture was rapidly disappearing this spurred them to action when the decided to "do something about it". After many months, blood, sweat, and tears, the Navajo Village dream came to fruition. What they decided to do was to create a traditional Navajo homesite. The homesite includes many structures. Two female hogans, one male hogan a female sweat lodge, a bread oven, and many structures commonly translated as "shade houses". It is this setting where they teach visitors about their traditions.
Bullfrog Visitor Center Open or Close
Exhibits relating to geology and the human and natural history of Glen Canyon. Ancestral Puebloan ("anasazi") and pioneer artifacts. A life-size model of a slot canyon.
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook Open or Close
The Glen Canyon Dam Overlook (sometimes called "The White House") is a simple down-and-back to a viewpoint on the rim of Glen Canyon. It generally doesn't take more than 20 minutes to hike down, look at the river, and hike back.
At the base of the well-marked trail is a viewing area. Directly upstream from the viewing area lays Glen Canyon Dam, one of the largest dams in the United States, and the reason for Lake Powell's existence.
Elijah & Claudia Blair Family Collection Open or Close
The Elijah and Claudia Blair Family Collection, located upstairs in Blairs Trading Post, offers museum quality items for public viewing. Authentic Navajo jewelry, rugs, baskets and pottery - all hand made - are only a few of the items you'll see on display. NOW featuring the works of Claudine Moore, Chris Eaton, Gary Ladd and other local and internationally known artists. No charge for admission.
Lone Rock Beach Open or Close
For swimming, camping, boating. There is limited hard-surfaced road, with the majority of access to Lake Powell on sandy roads or beach.
John Wesley Powell Museum Open or Close
The Powell Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization started in 1969 by a group of local volunteers to commemorate the life and accomplishments of Major John Wesley Powell. The building we now occupy was originally built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation as a concrete testing lab for the construction of Glen Canyon Dam. Today, it houses interpretive exhibits, historic collections and archives, a visitor information center, and a shop with books, maps, local art, and items relating to the Colorado Plateau.
Carl Hayden Visitor Center at Glen Canyon Dam Open or Close
Tours of the dam, exhibits, video shows, a relief map of the entire Glen Canyon area. Restrooms and a bookstore. Potential Junior Rangers are invited to come earn a badge. Tours of the dam are , and as a federal power plant facility, security measures are in place. While no bags, purses, knives, weapons, or food are allowed on the tour, wallets, cameras, and clear water bottles are welcome.
Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center Open or Close
Attractions: Bookstore, outdoor exhibits, and self guided walks across the historic Navajo Bridge. This is a popular spot to look for a California Condor.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Open or Close
Encompassing over 1.2 million acres, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based & backcountry recreation. The recreation area stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a vast panorama of human history.
Horseshoe Bend Open or Close
Horseshoe Bend is the name for a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near Page, Arizona. It is located five miles (8.5 km) downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, about four miles or 6 km southwest of Page. Horseshoe Bend can be viewed from the steep cliff above. The overlook is 4,200 feet above sea level and the Colorado River is at 3,200 feet above sea level making it a breathtaking 1,000 foot drop. It is a short ¾ of a mile hike from US Route 89.