Antelope Canyon is a photographer hot spot. Most travelers flock to the Upper Antelope Canyon because it is more accessible. Both of the upper and lower Antelope Canyon are restricted and are managed by the Navajo tribe. Navigating around the Lower Antelope Canyon requires a certain amount of fitness because there are some climbing and scrambling to do. It is less touristy here and a better place to put your camera into action. Take note that timing is a important aspect when visiting the canyons because sunlight shines through at certain timing.
There are some impressive views from a place called Horseshoe Bend near the town of Page, Arizona. It's location is well-marked and after you park your car it´s about an 8 minute walk to get to this breathtaking view of the famous Colorado River bend as it almost reaches the Powell River. Just be careful, there aren´t railings!
Lake Powell can be found near the town of Page, which is one of the areas with the best access to the lake is, between Arizona and Utah. The lake has become a recreational area with the possibility of boating on the lake and practicing the national sport in the area- fishing. It is an artificial lake created from the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam, completed in 1963. You've got to take a boat ride and see its canons.
In Coconino County, and more specifically in the city of Page, the Glen Canyon bridge stands out because it's managed by Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, where we also find [poi = 705 171] Glen Canyon Dam [/ poi], [poi = 72472] Lake Powell [/ poi] and a little more on the other side of town [poi = 13721] Antelope Canyon [/ poi] that you should definitely see. And following this road to the left leaving Page [poi = 72428] Horseshoe Bend. [/ Poi] The bridge is about 475 meters long and 178 meters tall from the bottoms of the river. The bridge was built in 1964 and before it existed you had to go 300 kilometers past it in order to get to the other side. In fact if you are on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and want to go to the North Rim, you have to go that way, almost 400 kilometers out of your way. If the bridge did not exist it would add several hundred more kilometers to the walk. Is the U.S., Route 89 that crosses the Colorado River. The bridge was built by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to facilitate the transport of materials [poi = 705 171] Glen Dam [/ poi].
The border between Utah and Arizona has incredible landscapes and fascinating places of interest such as Kodachrome Park basin, the dead horse point, horseshoe bend - better known as Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley and Zion. You must book to visit this simple but spectacular rock, as only 20 people a day can access it. The road to the place takes just over 1 hour (including stopping for pictures).
The Glen Canyon Dam is one of the attractions of the area of Page and Lake Powell. In my opinion, you should first go to the information center to get information about the national parks and permanent exhibits open to the public. Most of the exhibits are free but the tour of the Dam costs $5 per person. For those who have time, it´s interesting to see this side of the river with the use of electricity and human construction.
The hike to the Horseshoe Bend site is an easy trek and provides an opportunity to admire the Colorado River in a beautiful landscape. From the parking that is accessed from Highway 89, the trail is wide and well marked. The view at the edge of the cliff is beautiful, with the red rocks of Utah and Arizona. Here the Colorado river forms a U shape - from whence it gets its name.
The Wahweap Marina, located northwest of the city of Page, is the best place we found to rent kayaks and canoes and enjoy Lake Powell. The advantage is that, unlike a couple of places in Page, you don't have to put the canoe on the car, but instead, just walk a few meters to get to the office and lake. There, the canoes and kayaks hold 1 or 2 people. The prices are affordable: in low season we paid less than $ 50 for a 2 person kayak for 4 hours, which is but a bargain! You can rent for 2 hours or a full day too. In the same place (these offices are located in the same levees Wahweap Bay) you can rent motorboats for over $200 per day (not counting the cost of gasoline). If you have a big budget, that would be a fun trip to try out. The staff is very friendly, and they provide maps and tips to navegate the lake without trouble. Bon voyage, sailors! Enjoy the ride!
If you go to Page, Arizona, do not miss Antelope Canyon, a lovely canyon that has been polished by wind and water over the centuries. You might get lucky like me, and see a series of classic American cars in the parking lot and driving through the canyon!
Upper Antelope Canyon is a popular tourist hotspot in Page, Arizona. To get there, you need to go on a guided tour by the Navajo Tribe. The tour starts off from the main carpark on a 4x4 Jeep that brings you to the entrance of the Upper Antelope Canyon. The journey takes about 30 minutes from the carpark. From here, you can see many Jeeps park around and the entrance of the canyon. It was an eye opener for me from the entrance of the canyon. It looked just like a slot opening up in between elevated ground. And from here, it does not look like those stunning images of Antelope Canyon of the inside. This is definitely a must-go for travelers around the area.
Lone Rock is an example that sometimes a fancy name is not necessary to bring attention to something. This beach is located in a family-friendly area of Lake Powell near Page, Arizona where people usually go with their motorhomes to have barbecues.