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1 Day in Page Arizona
While you could easily spend multiple days in Page Arizona, the reality is we don’t all have that much free time. Yes I’m certain we’d all love to be full time travel bloggers or retired living out of an RV 6 months of the year but that’s just not my reality (not yet anyway). When I travel I try to hit the highlights while still enjoying a relaxing pace, it’s definitely a balance y’all. I’ve put together this 1 Day Page Arizona Itinerary to help you hit the highlights and enjoy an epic Page Arizona Adventure.
Before You Go
The only thing you really need to do before your trip is book your kayaking reservations. The first time I went to Page I was told not to worry about reservations because there are plenty of kayaks…well they were wrong!! We went to every outfitter in town and they were all booked for the day!! So book your kayaks in advance!!
When to Visit Page Arizona
The best time to visit Page is Fall and Spring, when the weather isn’t too hot or too cold. If you’ve never been in the south during the Summer (June through August), then you don’t understand real heat. It’s a dry and intense heat, not enjoyable to hike in.
I recommend flying into either the Las Vegas or Phoenix airport and then renting a vehicle from there. It’s a 4.5 hour drive to Page from both airports, so keep an eye on flight prices before making your final decision.
We typically fly into the Las Vegas airport because we always find really cheap flights there. If you’re flying into Las Vegas and driving to Page, then you might want to consider stopping in Zion National Park for a day or two.
Where to Stay in Page Arizona
My first visit to Page was during our campervan adventure through Utah’s National Parks. We camped at Lone Rock Campground right along the shores of Lake Powell. It’s a sandy beach so I recommend parking by the restrooms and scoping out a “safe route” before driving on the sand. We took the path after the restrooms and then stayed to the left. If you read reviews about Lone Rock Campground on the camping apps, you’ll learn that several vehicles get stuck in the sand. As long as you don’t drive right up to the water and you focus on staying on the northwest side, then you should be fine.
If you’re looking for a hotel in Page, there are plenty of nice clean hotels options. We stayed at the La Quinta last year and it was fine (clean, comfy bed, and good price).
Page Arizona 1 Day Itinerary
Start your day off by picking up your kayaks at Lake Powell Paddle Boards. I recommend picking up your kayaks as soon as they open, so that you can be the first people on the water. You’re going to kayak through the beautiful Lake Powell and stop for a quick hike in Antelope Canyon.
Antelope Canyon is the most famous slot canyon in the world. You can book a guided hiking tour through Antelope Canyon but kayaking is the best option (in my opinion). If you’re the first people on the water, then you’ll have this section of Antelope Canyon all to yourself. You can go at your own pace and hike in as far as you want. No tour guide rushing you to take your photos or waiting in crowded lines. Kayaking is the best option to view this world famous rock formation.
I recommend spending about half of your day kayaking and hiking into Antelope Canyon. I know that’s a long time but it’s hard to leave Antelope Canyon once you’re there.
After your morning of kayaking, grab a bite to eat in Page. I recommend checking out either State 48 Tavern or Birdhouse, both great food options after a long day. I noticed Grand Canyon Brewing & Distillery recently opened up in Page, that will definitely be on my list next time I visit. There’s just something so relaxing about grabbing a flight of beer to unwind from a long day.
You’re day’s not over yet though! About two hours before sunset, drive over to Horseshoe Bend. Horseshoe Bend is about a half mile hike from the parking lot ($10 to park). I recommend arriving about an hour before sunset so that you can find a good place to sit and enjoy the view. Horseshoe Bend is a world famous landmark and photographers come from all over the world to capture that perfect sunset shot. I typically hike to the left of the trail and find a quiet spot along the cliffside.
Other Attractions in the Area
If you’re looking for other destinations to add to your roadtrip, check out our Utah National Park Roadtrip itinerary and map. Page isn’t technically a part of Utah, but it’s right on the border and there are a lot of great destinations within a few hours drive of Page.