Grand Canyon Itineraries

3 Not-to-be Missed Destinations Near the Grand Canyon

Hit the Open Road

The Grand Canyon may be the Seventh Wonder of the Natural World, but there’s a whole other world of wonders waiting to be explored nearby. Take the road less traveled and drive to three not-to-be-missed destinations you can enjoy while you’re in the area.

1. Lake Powell – Page

Lake Powell
Lake PowellDeposit Photos

Arizona’s vibrant Lake Powell is the ultimate aquatic playground for families. With more shoreline than the entire west coast, it’s the second largest man-made lake in the country. Here, you can float your cares away exploring 96 major canyons aboard rental houseboats and personal watercraft. In the evenings, camp, tell tales, and eat s’mores.

2. Bearizona – Williams

Bearizona drive-through wildlife park in Williams, Ariz. Courtesy photo
Driving past a bear at BearizonaPhoto courtesy of Bearizona

This unique drive-through North American wildlife park offers the opportunity to get up close and personal with animals in a natural environment. Witness herd and pack life from the safety and comfort of your private vehicle as you view majestic bison, nimble bighorn sheep, stealthy Arctic wolves and giant black bears. After the drive-through portion, park and enter Fort Bearizona where you can walk through and see the antics of raptors, raccoons, river otters, and adorable bear cubs.

3. Antelope Canyon – Page

Antelope Canyon sandstone curves
Antelope Canyon sandstone curvesDeposit Photos

Take a Navajo-led guided tour to explore the narrow passages of Antelope slot canyon near Page, Arizona. The mysterious and haunting beauty of this “Corkscrew Canyon” awaits the adventurous traveler who seeks to discover one of the most spectacular, yet little-known attractions of the Lake Powell area.

For more information:
Arizona Office of Tourism