How to spend a weekend in Page, Arizona

A must-stop for many travelers to the American southwest, the small town of Page serves as the gateway to adventure in northern Arizona. With Glen Canyon, Lake Powell, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and Kanab, Utah all within an hour’s drive, Page makes a great basecamp to start exploring.

Undoubtedly, two of the most iconic sights near Page are The Wave (Coyote Buttes North) and Antelope Canyon. The former is a remote sandstone rock formation outside of Kanab, Utah – about an hour’s drive northwest of Page – and requires you to win a permit from a competitive lottery system to hike there. The latter is an insanely popular slot canyon on Navajo land, and requires a guided tour to visit.

So, what if you don’t win a coveted Wave permit? Or perhaps you don’t feel like being paraded through Antelope Canyon with throngs of Instagram-hungry tourists? There is so much more to experience around Page, and so many opportunities to find a quiet corner well away from the over-trodden path. The suggestions presented here are by no means an extensive list of everything you can do around Page, but rather a few highlights we thoroughly enjoyed during our weekend visit. To learn more about each location, click on the links below:

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