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Page is a city in Coconino
County, Arizona, United States, near the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell.
According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is
Unlike other cities in the
area, Page was created in 1957 to house workers and their families during
the construction of nearby Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River. Its 17-square-mile
(44 km2) site was obtained in a land exchange with the Navajo Indian tribe.
The city is perched atop Manson Mesa at an elevation of 4,300 feet (1,300
m) above sea level and 600 feet (180 m) above Lake Powell.
After the dam was completed
in the 1960s, the city grew steadily to today's population of 6,800. Because
of the new roads and bridge built for use during construction, it has become
the gateway to the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell,
attracting more than 3 million visitors per year. Page is also the home
of two of the largest electrical generation units in the western United
States. Glen Canyon Dam has a 1,288,000 kilowatts capacity when fully online.
The other power plant to the southeast is the Navajo Generating Station,
a coal-fired steam plant with an output capability of 2,250,000 kilowatts.
Canyon by Paula Radmall
Canyon is the most popular and the most visited place in the LeChee district
of the Navajo Nation, near Page, Arizona. Although the LeChee district
hosts a number of slot canyons, the Antelope Canyon slots--Upper Antelope
and Lower Antelope--is by far the most popular. People from around the
globe love to visit this beautiful place, and capture amazing scenes in
of Antelope Canyon Floor, Page, USA
Upper Antelope, also known
as The Corkscrew, isn't as long and deep as many other slot canyons, but
it is amazingly beautiful. It is also one of the easiest slot canyons to
visit, because you can drive right up to the entrance and the ground is
even and leveled. During summer--tourist season in the slot canyon--you
are need to be cooperative and patient and helpful to others in order to
enjoy the time, because it is overcrowded and is sometimes frustrating.
the other hand, Lower Antelope is a long, deep, and more challenging slot
canyon--entry is through a slit in the rocks, uneven and rocky ground.
Only the first third of the slot canyon is open for tourists, and is the
easiest to travel. Other two sections, i.e., the middle and the last sections,
are more rugged with sharp drop offs, and require serious rope work. You
must take care while in the slot canyon, and never go in if there are predictions
for rain in the region, as it will be very risky.
Hiking and camping is allowed
only through a valid permit, as the Antelope Canyon lies under the Navajo
lands. A separate permit is required for entry into Upper Antelope Canyon
and Lower Antelope Canyon; this permit has to be purchased from the Antelope
Canyon Unit Office. You will need to keep copy to keep alongwith you during
Canyon Near Page, Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA
You will have to pay a nominal
fee to get a permit for hiking--$5 per person per day. An additional amount
of $2.50 per person per night will be charged for permitted camping; however,
it is restricted to some specified areas. Sometimes, during a particular
period of the year, you are required to be accompanied by a licensed tour
guide, which is an additional cost.
While planning a trip to
Antelope Canyon, you must be aware of the weather conditions, because if
the weather is stormy you will not be permitted to enter due to the danger
|About the Author - Paula
Radmall is an outdoor enthusiast as well as an author and editor for SlotCanyonExploring.com.
Paula enjoys the camping and hiking.
for Page AZ Hotels (and surrounding areas)
ARIZONA FEATURED HOTELS
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Western at Lake Powell, Page
The Best Western at Lake
Powell is your ideal lodging choice in the Page-Lake Powell area. Our hotel
is located just minutes from beautiful Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon
Dam in Page, Arizona. Our Lake Powell Hotel offers boaters and vacationers
the convenience of a central location in the heart of Page surrounded by
shops, galleries, museums, restaurants and tour outfitters, with ample
parking for boats and RVs. The Best Western at Lake Powell is the perfect
base camp for visits to surrounding Grand Circle destinations: Monument
Valley, Bryce Canyon, Canyon De Chelly, Zion National Park, and Grand Canyon!
by Marriott Lake Powell, Page
The Courtyard Page is located
one mile from Fort Myers/Page Airport. Situated amongst one of the most
beautiful landscape in the Southwest, this property is as impressive as
the canyons that surround it. Glen Canyon Dam, the Colorado River, Bryce
Canyon, Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon are all within proximity
to this wonderful hotel. The Courtyard's golf course is both breathtaking
and challenging, providing a great place for lovers of the game to perfect
their skills. A fully-equipped exercise room, heated outdoor pool and whirlpool
will help you work up a sweat or relax after a long day. The hotel's gorgeous
courtyard area is also a great location for relaxation. Guest rooms are
beautifully appointed in an inviting Southwest décor.
The Days Inn and Suites
Lake Powell is eight miles from Lake Powell, with panoramic views of the
lake, Glen Canyon Dam and the Vermillion Cliffs that line the Colorado
River. Guests have access to local outdoor adventures such as flight-seeing
tours of the Lake Powell area and Colorado River float trips below Glen
Canyon Dam. Amenities at the Lake Powell Days Inn and Suites include complimentary
continental breakfasts, complimentary newspapers, cable televisions and
in-room data ports.
Powell Resort, Page
Located within Glenn Canyon
National Recreation area on Lake Powell. Resort offers spectacular lake
views and beach/water activities. Airport shuttle service as well as spacious
parking for boats, motor coaches and RVS is available. Amenities include
two outdoor heated pools, jacuzzi, swim beach, fitness center, trails,
restaurant serving contemporary southwest cuisine, pizza restaurant, coffee
bar, lounge, meeting rooms, interpretive programs, boat tours, colorado
river float trips, power boat and jet-ski rentals, houseboat rentals, marinas
and more. Pet friendly rooms are available.
Lake Powell Condos near Page
Lake Powell, these modern studio condos are located in Greenehaven, Arizona
just a few miles from Lone Rock Beach, in the middle of what is called
the Grand Circle, national parks like the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley,
Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon are all just day trips from Lake Powell.
On-site amenities include a 10-person spa and complimentary parking.
Inn at Lake Powell, Page
Welcome to Quality Inn at
Lake Powell. Enjoy breathtaking views from a hilltop location overlooking
Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell, and adjacent to a championship golf course.
Cruise the sparkling blue waters of Lake Powell, set amid towering, red-rock
canyon walls, and visit mystical Rainbow Bridge. After a wonderful day
of adventure and exploration, take a cool dip in the outdoor pool. We have
129 spacious guest rooms that are sure to meet your every need. Amenities
include a coffee/tea maker, Internet access, complimentary newspaper, and
cable television. Comfortable facilities and convenience are qualities
that you will come to expect when you stay as a guest of Quality Inn at
Located 15 miles from the
Page Municipal Airport and minutes from the beautiful shores of Lake Powell,
the Super 8 Motel Page/Lake Powell Area in Page, Ariz., is an ideal destination
for budget-conscious business and leisure travelers. Guests can enjoy the
multi-hued landscaped splendor of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National
Monument or indulge in a Colorado River tour. The three-story Super 8 Motel
Page/Lake Powell Area invites guests to enjoy the outdoor pool and spa
tub. The hotel provides daily complimentary continental breakfasts and
an array of area restaurants offers guests several dining options. Guests
are invited use the computer with high-speed Internet access located in
the hotel's lobby.