3 Best Day Trips from Page, AZ

Page, AZ is known for many iconic things such as being a cultural mainstay of the Navajo Nation, home to the picturesque Antelope Canyon, and houseboating at Lake Powell. But there is even more to this little desert town than what meets the eye. There are multiple day trip options for those who have already seen the big hitters and still have a few days to kill, or for those who want to go a little more off the beaten path. We took a look at the top three options that appeal to adults looking for adventure, families with kids, and options that can also include your furry friends. From water sports to hiking, there's something here for everyone.

Kayak Antelope Canyon

Kayaking in Antelope Canyon

Walking through antelope canyon is amazing in itself. With the light beams and isolated peace, you get the feeling that you are walking through time. But did you know you can kayak, paddle board or pack raft into the canyon from Lake Powell? Set an entire day aside for this because you will definitely want to appreciate every moment of this special experience. Don't forget to bring snacks and a waterproof camera so you can get some amazing shots. Start at Antelope Point Marina and Visitor Center, which is just north of the famous Antelope Canyon tours on Rd 222, just east of Page. There is a small fee to get into the area ($30/car) but if you've already paid for a Glen Canyon National Recreation Park fee within 7 days, that will cover the cost. Here, you can rent your own kayak, jet ski, or even house-boat then head out onto the lake. Kayaks are recommended the most because they allow you to get into the tight spots high up in the canyon. A full day rental for a 1-person kayak will run you about $45 while a jet ski will put you back about $375. If you get the jet ski, keep in mind that there are age limits of 18+ and you have to watch a 35 minute safety video before you can head out. So plan accordingly if you are on a tight time table. You'll launch right from the marina and will want to paddle west until the canyon naturally turns south. Once you hit the end of the canyon, where it starts to turn take the first left, you will be in Antelope Canyon. From there it is an easy paddle to the very back of the canyon. Have your camera ready for some beautiful photos.

Simply paddle back when you've have had your fill and grab a beer and a burger at the marina restaurant to top off the day. If you have your own paddle board or kayak, you can launch it at the Antelope Point Launch Ramp but be aware that due to lower water levels, you will have to haul it down a short embankment to get to the water. Absolutely no boats can launch from this boat ramp, so bear that in mind. If you really want to put in a boat to go up the canyon, put in at Wahweap Marina and please be careful of paddlers!

Float Horseshoe Bend

Floating down the Colorado River near Glen Canyon Dam

If you want to see one of Page's most popular attractions from a new perspective, then you will definitely want to float the Colorado River from Glen Canyon Dam to Lees Ferry. This is an all day affair that will require an ice chest of beer and liberal amounts of sunscreen. You won't be sorry choosing to embark on this day trip. The easiest way to do this trip is to go through Kayak The Colorado, a Page based business that rents out kayaks, inflatable rafts, and standup paddle boards that will allow you to take them on the river and not just on Lake Powell. There are two main ways that you can go about getting to Glen Canyon Dam: you can either paddle upstream for a monster cardio workout and then float down; or you can backhaul up to the dam and then float (and drink) your way back to Lees Ferry. If you plan on taking your own boat up river, lease check on Arizona's motor regulations for this area as they may be updating their standards. Backhauling is now a permit-required, but Kayak The Colorado also provides this for a nominal fee of $150 for a single rider or $80 per person for groups of 2 or more. If you feel like making friends and doing it the local way however, people with boats at Lees Ferry might willing to backhaul you in exchange for a couple of high quality brews and a friendly chat. Once you are up to the dam, make sure that you do not cross the safety line to try to go up to the dam, the government does not appreciate that. Just enjoy the float down! You'll go through Horseshoe Bend (look for all the onlookers on the edge of the canyon and wave! You'll be in their vacation photos!) and end up right back at Lees Ferry with some great memories and hopefully a great tan. Did we mention that some of the best fishing in Arizona is on this portion of the Colorado River? If you like to fish, get a fishing license, read up on the rules for bait and hooks, and get ready to wrangle some of the Southwest's finest! If you don't fish, the best way to spend the day is by alternating floating and hanging out on the beach at different intervals; so pack a lunch and have one of the best views while you snack. Just please pack out all your trash so that everyone else can enjoy it too!

Bonus: Camping: If you'd like to make this a camping trip, there are several designated camping spots along the Colorado River on this float trip. Please be respectful only camp in designated campsites. These campsites often have composting toilets and fire rings! Honestly, there's nothing quite like sleeping at the the bottom of the Canyon. It will certainly be an adventure of a lifetime.

Toadstool Hoodoo Hike

If you need a break from the water and want to explore some of the amazing desert that Page has to offer, check out this kid and dog-friendly, not to mention free, hike. Known as an amazing, and somewhat rare, rock formation, Toadstool Hoodoo's are large spires of rocks that have a larger rock on top, making them look like giant mushrooms. Think Alice in Wonderland of the Southwest. Situated 31 miles north-west of Page, or 12 miles west of Big Water, depending where you start, this hike is easy enough for kids but interesting enough for any adult or angst-filled teenager. Head west on Highway 89 and enter into Utah territory and just past Cottonwood Canyon Rd. There will be a small turnoff on the right as the highway starts to turn and go downhill. It is a very small turnoff with no real signs so you might have to turn around and double-back if you pass it.

Toadstool Hoodoos in Utah

The trailhead has a sign with a map of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (which you now officially are in) and some information about the area. Head out onto the trail (it's only 1.5 miles round trip) and follow the creek bed until you see the first of the Toadstool Hoodoos. There are a few around the main area, but if you head west past the largest of the red hoodoos, the trail will continue on and drop down into a small valley that has tons of little white Toadstool Hoodoos! Check out the colors of the Paria River Valley from up top if you don't feel like going down into the valley and enjoy the southwest sunshine as you hike back out on the same trail. Keep in mind that the heat and temperatures will soar during midday in the summer, so bring plenty of water with you and a hat on this hike (there are no water sources nearby). And please don't climb on the hoodoos!

Private Grand Canyon Day Hike
Private Grand Canyon Day Hike
The mighty Grand Canyon is one the world’s seven natural wonders, but with almost 5 million annual visitors, it can be hard to escape the crowds. This private full-day tour will take you along the South Rim, where you can get back to nature on a scenic hike, then tuck into delicious picnic
The mighty Grand Canyon is one the world’s seven natural wonders, but with almost 5 million annual visitors, it can be hard to escape the crowds. This private full-day tour will take you along the South Rim, where you can get back to nature on a scenic hike, then tuck into delicious picnic lunch (included) overlooking the canyon. This hike is easy to moderate level hike depending on your preferences. This personalized our includes lunch, hotel pickup, and round-trip transport from Flagstaff.
Cultural Tour of Lower Monument Valley Tribal Park
Cultural Tour of Lower Monument Valley Tribal Park
Learn about Navajo culture and see the natural wonders of Monument Valley on this 3.5-hour tour of lower Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. You'll visit a hogan, a traditional Navajo dwelling, to watch a demonstration, and hear stories from a guide about this region. Select a morning or a
Learn about Navajo culture and see the natural wonders of Monument Valley on this 3.5-hour tour of lower Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. You'll visit a hogan, a traditional Navajo dwelling, to watch a demonstration, and hear stories from a guide about this region. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking. See arches, buttes, and other rock formations used in films and other media. Hear stories abouMt Navajo culture from your guide. Visit a traditional hogan for a Navajo demonstration. Choice of departure times when booking.
Grand Canyon White Water Rafting Trip from Las Vegas
Grand Canyon White Water Rafting Trip from Las Vegas
Enjoy a thrilling, full-day of whitewater rafting down the Colorado River. Challenge the mighty Colorado River’s varied rapids on a 40-mile journey through the Grand Canyon, taking a side hike to a travertine waterfall along the way. A boxed lunch and a hotel pickup and drop-off are includ
Enjoy a thrilling, full-day of whitewater rafting down the Colorado River. Challenge the mighty Colorado River’s varied rapids on a 40-mile journey through the Grand Canyon, taking a side hike to a travertine waterfall along the way. A boxed lunch and a hotel pickup and drop-off are included.To
Grand Canyon Private Limo Luxury Tour from Las Vegas
Grand Canyon Private Limo Luxury Tour from Las Vegas
Your local expert and driver will pick you up and drive you to Grand Canyon in a private 10-hour tour to visit the famous skywalk overlooking millions of years of geological history and wildlife. Book a private custom tour in a nice sedan (up to 3 people) or SUV (up to 5) or Limousine SUV
Your local expert and driver will pick you up and drive you to Grand Canyon in a private 10-hour tour to visit the famous skywalk overlooking millions of years of geological history and wildlife. Book a private custom tour in a nice sedan (up to 3 people) or SUV (up to 5) or Limousine SUV (6 or 8 people) to get a tailored itinerary and experience all the major spots of Grand Canyon, including pickup and drop off at your Hotel in Las Vegas.
Grand Canyon South Rim from Flagstaff with Optional Helicopter Flight
Grand Canyon South Rim from Flagstaff with Optional Helicopter Flight
Visit the Grand Canyon on a full-day tour from Flagstaff that has an optional upgrade for a scenic helicopter flight over the vast canyon landmark. Stop at viewpoints along the South Rim drive including Grand Canyon Village, Yavapai Point, Lipan Point, and Desert View Watchtower. On the re
Visit the Grand Canyon on a full-day tour from Flagstaff that has an optional upgrade for a scenic helicopter flight over the vast canyon landmark. Stop at viewpoints along the South Rim drive including Grand Canyon Village, Yavapai Point, Lipan Point, and Desert View Watchtower. On the return to Flagstaff, spend time at the Cameron Trading Post, which carries art work and handicrafts made by Native American artists. Includes Lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
Rock Climbing and Canyoneering near Zion National Park
Rock Climbing and Canyoneering near Zion National Park
Skip bus and hiking tours for a rock climbing and canyoneering adventure in Zion National Park. Everything is taken care of: pre-expedition training, transportation, and use of all the gear that you’ll need. It’s a challenging experience in a national park, but the trip can be customized t
Skip bus and hiking tours for a rock climbing and canyoneering adventure in Zion National Park. Everything is taken care of: pre-expedition training, transportation, and use of all the gear that you’ll need. It’s a challenging experience in a national park, but the trip can be customized to suit all comfort and experience levels. Plus, opt for photos of your adventure from a professional photographer.
Monument Valley Sunrise or Sunset Tour
Monument Valley Sunrise or Sunset Tour
This Grand See the sites of Lower Monument Valley that even tour guides can’t get enough of on this 3-hour sunrise or sunset excursion. Guides custom create itineraries that feature their favorite points in the valley in addition to must-see formations, transporting you in an all-terrain v
This Grand See the sites of Lower Monument Valley that even tour guides can’t get enough of on this 3-hour sunrise or sunset excursion. Guides custom create itineraries that feature their favorite points in the valley in addition to must-see formations, transporting you in an all-terrain vehicle to sites far off the beaten path. Tour custom created by guides to showcase their favorite parts of Lower Monument Valley. Hear stories and legends from guides with extensive knowledge about the area.
1.5 Hour Tour of Monument Valley's Valley Loop Drive
1.5 Hour Tour of Monument Valley's Valley Loop Drive
Monument Valley draws nearly half a million visitors every year to its famous rock formations along the Utah and Arizona border. Hear the geologic history and ancient mythology behind these formations on a guided 1.5-hour tour of Valley Loop Drive, stopping at the Valley’s most famous land
Monument Valley draws nearly half a million visitors every year to its famous rock formations along the Utah and Arizona border. Hear the geologic history and ancient mythology behind these formations on a guided 1.5-hour tour of Valley Loop Drive, stopping at the Valley’s most famous landmarks and overlooks. Hear the stories behind Monument Valley’s most famous attractions Save your car from the infamously pitted roads and keep your eyes free to roam. Perfect for families of all ages or those with limited mobility. Opportunities for photos of the landmarks along the way.
Skydive the Grand Canyon
Skydive the Grand Canyon
Feel the thrill as you take the plunge from 15,000ft - 17,000ft, with your expert instructor controlling the parachute. Once deployed, enjoy the calm ride and views on your way back to land. Photos and videos are available for purchase after your excursion.
Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Day Trip from Las Vegas
Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Day Trip from Las Vegas
A 3-day, 2-night excursion set among the incredible national parks and desert landscapes that populate the region. Check out Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks before heading to the Grand Canyon, with an optional helicopter flight. Then visit Monument Valley for a Jeep tour led by a Nava
A 3-day, 2-night excursion set among the incredible national parks and desert landscapes that populate the region. Check out Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks before heading to the Grand Canyon, with an optional helicopter flight. Then visit Monument Valley for a Jeep tour led by a Navajo guide. This outdoor adventure includes transport, choice of camping or lodging accommodations, entrance fees.
East Zion Experiences ATV Slot Canyon Tour
East Zion Experiences ATV Slot Canyon Tour
Explore the slot canyons of East Zion on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV( during this adventure tour. With a guide in the lead to provide navigation, instruction, and supervision, even beginners can enjoy this experience. Riding an ATV allows you to get further into the canyons than you would
Explore the slot canyons of East Zion on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV( during this adventure tour. With a guide in the lead to provide navigation, instruction, and supervision, even beginners can enjoy this experience. Riding an ATV allows you to get further into the canyons than you would on foot; be sure to bring a camera for frame-worthy photos.
Goblin Valley State Park Canyoneering Adventure
Goblin Valley State Park Canyoneering Adventure
A 4-hour canyoneering adventure in Goblin Valley State Park. After a basic skills session, enter the 'Chamber of the Basilisk.' Rappel down a narrow fissure on a technical route that rewards with stunning underground views. The beauty of this massive chamber is often compared to that of a
A 4-hour canyoneering adventure in Goblin Valley State Park. After a basic skills session, enter the 'Chamber of the Basilisk.' Rappel down a narrow fissure on a technical route that rewards with stunning underground views. The beauty of this massive chamber is often compared to that of a gothic church. Spend ample time climbing and wandering within the canyon for a magical experience.
Buckskin Gulch Private Tour
Buckskin Gulch Private Tour
Happy Tails Canine Adventure Tours will take you and your dog on a once-in-a lifetime adventure in the Southwest USA! See the highlights of the Southwest all in one amazing journey. From the view into the one-mile deep, 271-mile long Grand Canyon, to the Alice-In-Wonderland-like lunar land
Happy Tails Canine Adventure Tours will take you and your dog on a once-in-a lifetime adventure in the Southwest USA! See the highlights of the Southwest all in one amazing journey. From the view into the one-mile deep, 271-mile long Grand Canyon, to the Alice-In-Wonderland-like lunar landscape of Bryce Canyon to breathtaking Monument Valley, nothing is more memorable than eight days in the Southwest! Hiking, rafting, and jeep tours are just a few of the activities that you can enjoy with your dog!
Upper Antelope Canyon Ticket
Upper Antelope Canyon Ticket
Antelope Canyon is one of the famous slot canyons in the world. It is divided into Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon. Upper Antelope Canyon is the most frequently visited by tourists. Its entrance and entire length are at ground level, requiring no climbing. Beams or shafts o
Antelope Canyon is one of the famous slot canyons in the world. It is divided into Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon. Upper Antelope Canyon is the most frequently visited by tourists. Its entrance and entire length are at ground level, requiring no climbing. Beams or shafts of direct sunlight radiating down from openings are much more common in Upper than in Lower.
Antelope Slot Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Day Tour from Flagstaff
Antelope Slot Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Day Tour from Flagstaff
Get a closer look at the striking slot canyons and desert landscapes of the American Southwest on this 10-hour day trip from Flagstaff. Shop for Native American art at the historic Cameron Trading Post, marvel at the postcard-perfect views from Horseshoe Bend, and explore the sandstone wal
Get a closer look at the striking slot canyons and desert landscapes of the American Southwest on this 10-hour day trip from Flagstaff. Shop for Native American art at the historic Cameron Trading Post, marvel at the postcard-perfect views from Horseshoe Bend, and explore the sandstone walls of scenic Antelope Canyon, plus much more.
Arizona Highlights Day Trip: Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, and Glen Canyon with River Rafting
Arizona Highlights Day Trip: Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, and Glen Canyon with River Rafting
Explore the Grand Canyon from the land, air, and water on this full-day sightseeing adventure. Experience a 1-hour flight over the Grand Canyon’s East Rim, the Colorado River, and Lake Powell en route to Page, Arizona. Then take a 1.5-hour tour of Antelope Canyon with an American Indian gu
Explore the Grand Canyon from the land, air, and water on this full-day sightseeing adventure. Experience a 1-hour flight over the Grand Canyon’s East Rim, the Colorado River, and Lake Powell en route to Page, Arizona. Then take a 1.5-hour tour of Antelope Canyon with an American Indian guide, followed by a leisurely, 4.5-hour, motorized rafting trip along the Colorado River, including a scenic 30-minute hike and a stop to shop for Navajo crafts.
Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Day Tour
Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Day Tour
Explore Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend on this guided day trip from Flagstaff. Meet up your Navajo guide and begin to descend into the canyon, the rays of sunlight make for beautiful photos. Later, take a 3/4-mile hike to Horseshoe Bend, where the Colorado River at one the most dramati
Explore Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend on this guided day trip from Flagstaff. Meet up your Navajo guide and begin to descend into the canyon, the rays of sunlight make for beautiful photos. Later, take a 3/4-mile hike to Horseshoe Bend, where the Colorado River at one the most dramatic spans of the entire river.
2.5 Hour Guided Tour of Monument Valley
2.5 Hour Guided Tour of Monument Valley
Explore Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on this 2.5-hour tour that introduces you to Monument Valley's major scenic attractions. During the 28-mile (45-km) journey, you'll also see backcountry monuments, which include arches and ancient petroglyphs from the Anasazi people. Select a morn
Explore Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on this 2.5-hour tour that introduces you to Monument Valley's major scenic attractions. During the 28-mile (45-km) journey, you'll also see backcountry monuments, which include arches and ancient petroglyphs from the Anasazi people. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking. 2.5-hour Monument Valley tour Explore the natural features of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park See arches and other rock formations used in films and other media. Hear stories about the area from your guide. Choice of departure times when booking.
Airplane Tour of Rainbow Bridge, Lake Powell & Glen Canyon Dam
Airplane Tour of Rainbow Bridge, Lake Powell & Glen Canyon Dam
Explore geologic wonders of the Southwest on this guided, 35-minute, small-group airplane tour from Page. See Rainbow Bridge National Monument, one of the world’s largest-known natural bridges. Learn about the history and geology of the area while flying over the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake P
Explore geologic wonders of the Southwest on this guided, 35-minute, small-group airplane tour from Page. See Rainbow Bridge National Monument, one of the world’s largest-known natural bridges. Learn about the history and geology of the area while flying over the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell.

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