1 Day in Page, Arizona

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In this Page itinerary we’re sharing where to stay, what to eat, and the best things to do in Page, Arizona if you only have one day to spend! Ready to plan your trip? Keep on reading!

Page may not be the biggest city in Arizona, but it is home to some pretty incredible sights! And with the rise of social media, it has become a hot spot for adventurers looking to explore slot canyons, lakes, and other natural wonders.

Page was the last big stop on our Arizona road trip and full of a couple bucket list items for us, like Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon, and they both definitely met our high expectations. We unfortunately only had one full day to spend in Page (we’d recommend more if you can!), but it was such a fun day exploring the area.

We are so excited to share this Page itinerary with all of the best things to do in Page if you only have one day, plus some ideas if you’re able to stay longer!

PS: Want to have an epic Arizona road trip? Check out our Scottsdale, Sedona, and Grand Canyon guides!

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When to visit Page

Page weather

Similar to many spots in Arizona, we’d highly suggest visiting Page in the spring or fall when the weather is much more bearable and the crowds are a bit lighter. We visited in April and the weather was awesome! While chilly in the morning, the daytime temperature was perfect once the sun came out.

Summer is said to be the busy season in Page, despite the very warm temperatures (good thing there is a lake to cool down!). While this can still be a great time to visit, make sure you are prepared to get a bit toasty and wear lots of sunscreen!

If you don’t mind being a bit cold and don’t want to get out on the water, winter can also be a good time to visit Page. While the temperatures are a bit frigid, the crowds will be small and you can still do most of the items on this Page itinerary!

Getting to + Around Page

Page Map

Page is about 4 hours from both Las Vegas and Phoenix, so depending on where else you plan to adventure, you could fly into either airport. You’ll definitely need to rent a car to get to Page and to get around, but it’s 100% worth the driving. We flew into Phoenix and turned the drive to Page into an amazing Arizona road trip!

There are many things to do both in Phoenix and Las Vegas, as well as along the way, to make the drive a bit more fun. Check out these guides if you need some ideas!

Where to Stay in Page

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The nice thing about Page is that it’s quite a bit cheaper than some of the other cities in Arizona that we visited during our trip. We highly recommend booking an Airbnb in Page so you can cook some meals, but there are a handful of nice and new hotels too, as well as campgrounds if you want to save money.

Airbnbs

  • Option #1: This is where we stayed and we LOVED it! It was our favorite Airbnb of the whole trip. It’s a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house that is super nice on the inside and has an amazing backyard with a grill and space to hang out!
  • Option #2: A 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom casita with a hot tub
  • Option #3: A newly remodeled 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment
  • Option #4: A 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home close to all of the main sights

PS: If it is your first time staying at an Airbnb, click this link to get $40 off your first stay!

Hotels

All of these hotels have free breakfast included, which is awesome because there aren’t a ton of dining options in Page.

Camping

Camping is a great low cost lodging option in Page! There are a handful of campgrounds in Page worth looking into:

  • Lee’s Ferry Campground: This campground has 51 sites, but it does not take reservations, so plan to arrive early. It costs $20 per site per night.
  • Lone Rock Beach Campground: While technically in Utah, this campground is less than 20 minutes from Page. There are no designated sites and it costs $14 per car per night, plus entrance fees, and has an amazing location on the water.
  • Wahweap RV Park & Campground: This campground has almost 300 sites, ranging from tent sites to RV sites with full hook ups. They do accept reservations here and the price varies on the site you choose.

Page, Arizona Itinerary

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  1. Start your morning with breakfast and coffee! As we mentioned above, there aren’t a ton of restaurant options in Page, so we opted to make our own breakfast and coffee at our Airbnb, but you could also go to Ranch House Grille if you don’t feel like cooking or if you don’t want to eat at your hotel.
     
  2. Head to Antelope Canyon! This is one of the most popular things to do in Page and there are a few things to know beforehand.
    • You have to take a tour to explore the canyon, which isn’t super cheap (~$40+ a person), and you need to make reservations.
       
    • The famous portions of the canyon are Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon. These are located in the same area and you can either visit both or choose one.
       
      This company runs tours in the Upper Canyon and both Dixie Ellis and Ken’s run tours in the Lower Canyon. Lower Canyon tends to be less crowded, but Upper Canyon is more popular due to the famous light beams during a certain time of the day. Regardless of which you choose, they are both very crowded.
       
    • Because of the crowds for the traditional Antelope Canyon tours, we decided to try a different tour instead, called Canyon X.
       
      It is the beginning part of Antelope Canyon, so the experience and look of the canyon is very similar. We had heard that the tours were much smaller and wayyy less crowded, they let you explore a little on your own, and you could get photos without people in them more easily.
       
      While we can’t compare it to the two more popular tours, we highly recommend checking out Canyon X instead!
       
    • There is no guarantee that you’ll see light beams during your visit. This depends a lot on the weather. BUT, the best time to go for the chance to see the beams is between 11:30 AM-1 PM on a sunny day. Some tours charge more for this time slot as well. Our opinion: don’t plan your whole day around the light beams. Even without light beams the canyon is incredible!

  3. For lunch, either enjoy a packed lunch or grab lunch at Birdhouse (closed Sundays) or Big John’s Texas BBQ.
     
  4. If you have time after lunch, spend a few hours kayaking or stand up paddleboarding on Lake Powell! We recommend checking out this company for your rentals and they’ll even make a soft car rack for you so you can take the kayaks/SUPs down to the lake in any car.
     
    Note: they close at 6 PM and you need 3-4 hours to truly experience Lake Powell, so plan accordingly!
     
  5. Enjoy sunset at Horseshoe Bend, another crazy popular (and beautiful) spot in Page. It gets very busy here, so be prepared to share the space with a lot of people, but the views of the river and rocks are gorgeous and worth battling the crowds.
     
    If you want to experience less crowds and an equally incredible experience, go at sunrise instead. We did this and it was magical!
     
  6. For dinner you have a few options. You can either cook at your Airbnb (if applicable) or go eat at El Tapatio or State 48 Tavern (closed Tuesdays).
     
    However, if you want dinner and a show, head to Into the Grand (closed Sundays), a dining experience where you get to learn stories and history of the Navajo People, see Native American Drumming, Singing, Flute playing, and a Native American dance performance.

If you have extra time…

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There’s sooo many other things to do in Page and the surrounding areas! If you have an extra day or two, we suggest looking into some of these activities.

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6 Comments

  1. Suzanne on April 30, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Good info! Loved your Page Airbnb!

    • Kathryn Frazer on April 30, 2019 at 4:17 pm

      It was definitely one of our favorite Airbnbs we have stayed at! SO beautiful!

  2. Barbara on January 26, 2020 at 8:37 am

    I know the blog post was done on April 30, but is that when you went?

    We’re thinking of going there in Feb (very soon) and wonder how the trip would be at that time of year.

    Thanks much in advance for any help/tips/info you can provide.

    • Kathryn Frazer on January 26, 2020 at 2:52 pm

      Hi Barbara! We went in mid-April and it was great! February should be good as well, definitely a bit colder, but everything should still be accessible. 🙂

  3. Blake on May 4, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Hi – we are also traveling with our dog. Can you tell me what you did with yours during the Antelope Canyon tour? Everything I’m reading says that dogs aren’t allowed 🙁

    • Kathryn Frazer on May 4, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      Hi Blake! We actually had our dog with a sitter in Seattle during this trip. But if we had our dog with us, we would’ve left her in an Airbnb or gotten a Rover while we did the tour, which is what we do sometimes if we need to be gone for a while and she cannot go with us (and if our van is too warm to leave her). We hope that helps!

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