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12 Things To Do Around Page AZ

Updated: 20 hours ago

Page AZ is one of our favorite places to visit. We have been there many times and we can always find new to explore. Between Lake Powell and the surreal desert landscapes, it never ceases to amaze us.These are 12 of our favorite things to do around Page AZ.

Colorado river with the orange cliffs, cloudy blue sky
Horseshoe Bend

1. Visit Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend is located near Page, Arizona, along the Colorado River. It is a breathtaking natural wonder known for its iconic horseshoe-shaped curve carved into the red sandstone cliffs, offering visitors stunning panoramic views of the emerald green river and the surrounding desert landscape. It is a very popular location and advance planning is recommended. See our post about Horseshoe Bend

Sandstone TP formations in the desert landscape with a cloudy sky
South Coyote Buttes

2. South Coyote Buttes

Visiting South Coyote Buttes in Arizona is an extraordinary experience for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike. Located within the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, this remote and pristine area showcases a mesmerizing display of unique rock formations, intricate sandstone patterns, and vibrant colors. To explore South Coyote Buttes, visitors must obtain a permit in advance due to its limited access and delicate ecosystem.

See our post about South Coyote Buttes

Orange textured, sandstone formations
Lower Antelope Canyon

3. Lower Antelope Canyon

A visit to Lower Antelope Canyon in Arizona promises an unforgettable journey into a subterranean wonderland of light and shadow. Located near Page, Lower Antelope Canyon is renowned for its narrow, winding passageways and stunning sandstone formations that have been sculpted by centuries of wind and water erosion. Be prepared for some stair climbing and navigating uneven terrain and all tours are guided.

Old wooden corral at the base of a cliff with a cloudy blue sky
Abandoned Corral

4. Explore an Abandoned Corral

The warped and split boards and broken posts suggested that it had been abandoned for some time. It looked like it was once used to herd cattle onto trucks. It was easy to imagine the activity and bustle that occurred in the area during loading times. See our post about the old corral

Large hoodoos on the hill, overlooking the desert landscape with a blue sky
Stud Horse Point

5. Stud Horse Point

Stud Horse Point near Page, Arizona, offers breathtaking views that showcase the dramatic beauty of the surrounding landscape. Perched on a high plateau overlooking Lake Powell and Glen Canyon, this scenic viewpoint provides a panoramic vista of the azure blue waters, rugged canyons, and distant mesas. The expansive vista allows visitors to appreciate the vastness and grandeur of the region, with layers of red and orange cliffs stretching out as far as the eye can see.

See our post about Stud-Horse Point

A huge natural arch with cliffs and blue sky
Rainbow Bridge

6. Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge, located on Lake Powell, is a natural marvel that captivates all who visit. As the largest natural bridge in the world, it stands as a testament to the forces of erosion and time. This majestic stone arch spans 290 feet (88 meters) and reaches a height of 275 feet (84 meters). Accessible by boat or by hiking along a scenic trail, Rainbow Bridge offers a sense of awe and wonder as you approach its graceful curves and marvel at its sheer size. Check out our post about Rainbow Bridge.

Multicolored textured, swirly, sandstone formation with water in the bottom, and a hiker on the left
The Wave

7. The Wave of North Coyote Buttes

The Wave in North Coyote Buttes is a geological masterpiece that has become an iconic destination for hikers, photographers, and nature enthusiasts. Located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness near the Arizona-Utah border, this sandstone formation showcases a surreal and mesmerizing landscape. Be aware that permits are required and are hard to get. Apply here Be sure to check out our post about the Wave in North Coyote Buttes.

Light beams in the canyon with the orange textured walls
Upper Antelope Canyon

8. Upper Antelope Canyon

Visiting Upper Antelope Canyon is like stepping into a dreamlike world of sculpted sandstone and mesmerizing light. Located near Page, Arizona, this slot canyon is renowned for its narrow, twisting passageways and the exquisite light beams that filter through the narrow cracks above. Guided tours are necessary to explore this natural wonder. See our post on Upper Antelope Canyon

Swirling, orange sandstone formation
Canyon X

9. Antelope Canyon X

Visiting Canyon X, located near Page, Arizona offers a serene and intimate exploration of a hidden gem within the desert landscape. This lesser-known slot canyon provides a quieter and more secluded experience compared to its more famous counterparts. Guided tours take visitors through narrow passageways adorned with stunning rock formations, delicate arches, and intriguing textures carved by the forces of nature over thousands of years. See our Antelope Canyon X post for more details and photos.

Rea hoodoo silhouetted against a cloudy blue sky
Rimrock Hoodoos

10. Paria Rimrock Hoo Doos

The Toadstools of the Pariah Rimrock are a unique and fascinating sight to behold. Found in the arid and rugged landscape of the Paria Rimrock, these toadstools are actually rock formations that have eroded over time into tall, thin columns with broad, mushroom-like caps. These toadstools are a popular destination for hikers and nature enthusiasts, who come to marvel at their unusual shapes and colors and explore the Pariah Rimrock's rugged terrain. Be sure to check out our post on the Rimrock Hoodoos.

Rugged other worldly landscape in shades of brown and orange with a cloudy blue sky
White Pocket

11. White Pocket

Visiting White Pocket in Arizona is an awe-inspiring adventure that transports you to a surreal and otherworldly landscape. Nestled within the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, this geological wonder showcases a mesmerizing display of swirling white and red sandstone formations, reminiscent of delicate waves frozen in time. As you step foot into this remote and untouched haven, you are greeted by a breathtaking mosaic of sculpted rocks, hoodoos, and delicate formations, all adorned with vibrant hues of oranges, pinks, and creams. See our post about visiting White Pocket.

Lake Powell, surrounded by the red cliffs with islands in it and it pink sky
Alstrom Point

12. Alstrom Point

Viewing the sunset at Alstrom Point is an ethereal experience that words struggle to capture. As the day draws to a close, the sun begins its descent toward the horizon, casting a cascade of colors across the vast expanse of Lake Powell. The sky transforms into a palette of warm hues, with shades of orange, pink, and purple merging harmoniously. Check our post about Alstrom Point


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