Go Jump in A Lake
With its turquoise waters and lively boating scene, Page, Ariz., is your oasis in the desert.
Just a couple of hours from the Grand Canyon’s North Rim and South Rim, Page, Ariz., is a great place to trade your car for a kayak, stand-up paddleboard, speedboat or even a houseboat. Sounds like too much work? Bring your towel to the white sandy beach at Lone Rock Point and relax. But don’t get so mesmerized by Lake Powell’s turquoise waters that you miss these three area attractions.
Get museum-quality photos even with your mobile phone in Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon, breathtaking slot canyons. Located on Navajo reservation, all visitors must go on a guided (general or photography) tour. If mobility is an issue, opt for the upper canyon where there are no ladders or stairs to climb.
Also read: Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours
You can’t visit Page without going to one of the most photographed sites in the Southwest: Horseshoe Bend. Walk on a mixed sand/sandstone trail just under a mile one way to see where the mighty Colorado makes a huge turn in the river. Watch your children carefully as the cliffs drop 1,000 feet. Five miles south on Hwy. 89 from the Carl Hayden Visitor Center at the Glen Canyon Dam.
Also read: Photo Op: Horseshoe Bend Near Grand Canyon
Into the Grand
To get a taste for the area’s storied rafting history and Navajo culture, head to Into the Grand for dinner. View the rafting exhibit, eat traditional Navajo food with a Southwest twist, enjoy live music and watch Navajo dancers perform hoop and other traditional dance; 148 6th Ave.; 928-660-8593; intothegrand.com.
For more information:
Page Lake Powell Visitor Center
Page, AZ 86040