Page, Arizona

A- Overview:
Ask anyone who has visited Page for a first impression. The response will range from “incredible” to “awesome.” Page is a thriving Arizona tourist community of 6,200 visited annually by over 3 million travelers who come to enjoy the water recreation features of Lake Powell and other tourist attractions in Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. Stunningly beautiful red canyon walls tower above the blue-green crystal clear water of the lake. The cloudless Arizona sky and abundant sunshine add to the idyllic scene. Climbing toward Page on highway US89, the panorama suddenly appears. Looking down on Glen Canyon Dam, from this the far eastern rim of the Grand Canyon, one sees the astonishing beauty of Lake Powell spread out in the rocky abyss below.

Page was named for John Chatfield Page, the commissioner of reclamation who devoted many years to the development of the upper Colorado River. Page, Arizona provided a base of operation and housing center for the huge number of construction workers and their families engaged in building the gigantic Glen Canyon Dam in the Colorado River between Arizona and Utah. The dam created Lake Powell, the largest man-made lake in America.

The town is now a center for outfitters who provide trips into the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Scenic flights over Lake Powell and the surrounding Navajo country as well as to the Grand Canyon depart from the Page airport. Lake Powell boat trips and Glen Canyon raft trips can be arranged through the Page Chamber of Commerce.

Lake Powell stretches for hundreds of miles. Its beaches, canyon walls and floor reveal countless geological wonders and thousands of years of ancient Native American history. Glen Canyon Dam is immense. It rises 710 feet above the Colorado River bedrock with a 1,560 foot long crest. It is 300 feet thick at the base and holds back some 9 trillion gallons of water. The dam conserves water from a 246,000 gallon watershed and provides electricity for the Pacific southwest and the Rocky Mountain areas.

Page has a busy airport, visitors’ center, museum, library and eleven churches standing side by side on one street. At the Carl Hayden Visitor Center, an illustrated history of the construction of the dam unfolds along with exhibits giving interesting details about the project. A guided tour of the generating plant provides further information. Nearby is a small museum dedicated to Major John Wesley Powell who explored the Colorado River, despite losing his right arm in an earlier Civil War battle. Powell wrote passionately about the wonders of the River and canyons. He made a return trip in 1871 and further documented his amazing journey. Exhibits focus on Native American artifacts discovered in the area.

Ancient history is evident throughout Lake Powell with petroglyphs created over 2000 years ago by the Anasazi nation who farmed along the Colorado River. There are many archeological sites on Lake Powell including the ruins of Defiance House in Iceberg Canyon. The Anasazi disappeared about 700 years ago. Today the Navajo, Ute and Paiute Indian tribes have established their homes in the vicinity.

Lake Powell has a reputation for providing some of nature’s best backcountry hiking and four-wheel excursions. Houseboat vacations are extremely popular because the expansive lake offers deep bays and canyon-lined fingers that can take many days to explore and enjoy. The rose-colored beaches are ready for exploration and relaxation.

Other recreational opportunities include boat tours to the world’s largest natural stone arch, Rainbow Bridge National Monument; overland tours to a slot canyon; antelope sightings, and trout fishing below Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River. There is hiking; a smooth water float trip between high sandstone canyon walls; scenic flights giving an overview of this immense mesa and plateau country; scuba diving through the canyons of Lake Powell; mountain biking the pink and red sandstone slickrock bowls; an eighteen hole championship golf course with incomparable views of the lake and Glen Canyon Dam. These are just a few of the activities visitors enjoy. There are a variety of restaurants offering choices from patio dining to superb cuisine. There are also gift shops, galleries and antique stores.

Join the 3 million people who visit Page and Lake Powell each year. Page and Lake Powell, Arizona vacation memories last a lifetime.

B- City Information:
Population: 6,933

Elevation: 4188 feet

County: Coconino

Land area: 16.6 square miles

Zip code: 86040

Area code: 928

Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time. Daylight saving time is not observed. When it is 12:00 noon in New York City (EST), it is 10:00 AM in Page, Arizona.

Average weather in Page, Arizona

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Average temp. (°F)
35.1
40.8
48.7
56.5
66.1
76.8
82.2
79.7
71.5
58.7
44.7
35.8

High temperature (°F)
43.7
50.8
60.1
69.2
79.2
90.9
95.7
92.7
84.2
70.4
54.5
44.4

Low temperature (°F)
26.5
30.6
37.2
43.8
52.9
62.5
68.6
66.7
58.7
46.9
34.9
27.2

Precipitation (in)
0.6
0.5
0.7
0.5
0.4
0.2
0.6
0.7
0.7
1.0
0.6
0.5

Normal climate around Page, Arizona

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Days with precipitation
6
6
7
5
4
3
9
9
6
5
5
5

Wind speed (mph)
6.6
7.0
7.9
8.5
8.4
8.2
7.0
6.5
6.8
6.6
6.9
6.7

Morning humidity (%)
71
69
65
59
55
46
56
65
63
63
65
69

Afternoon humidity (%)
48
42
36
28
24
19
30
36
32
32
40
48

Sunshine (%)
75
73
76
81
86
87
78
79
83
80
75
72

National Holidays:

New Year’s Day Jan. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day 3rd Mon. in Jan.

President’s Day 3rd Mon. in Feb.

Memorial Day last Mon. in May

Independence Day July 4

Labor Day 1st Mon. in Sept.

Thanksgiving Day 4th Thurs. in Nov.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dec. 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve Dec. 31

Arrival

Page is located in northern Arizona on Hwy. 89 about 4 miles south of Wahweap Marina on Lake Powell. Scenic Airlines (800-245-8668) has flights from Las Vegas to Page. Charter flights to Page from Salt Lake City are also available. You can get to Wahweap Marina from Page by cab or a shuttle operated by Wahweap Marina (928-645-2433).

By car: From Flagstaff, drive north on US 89 to Page and Lake Powell. (about 140 miles)

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
Canyon Bowl & Off-track Betting
24 N. Lake Powell Blvd.
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-9020

Carl Hayden Visitor Center
Glen Canyon Dam
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-6404

Jutting more than 700 feet above the Colorado River bedrock and made of 5 million cubic feet of concrete, the Glen Canyon Dam rivals even the Hoover Dam in sheer massiveness. Glen Canyon visitors descend deep into the dam on the free guided tours offered by the Carl Hayden Visitor Center May through October. The one-hour tour leads you through the dam’s inner machinery. The center also provides information about the construction of the dam and offers panoramas of Lake Powell.

Dine Bi Kaya Museum
1501 hwy. 98
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-2404

Lake Powell Concert Association
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-8801

John Wesley Powell Museum
6 N. Lake Powell Blvd.
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-9496

This is the one-stop source for information of interest to people visiting Page, Arizona and the surrounding area.

Lake Powell National Golf Course
400 Country Club
Page, AZ.86040
928-645-2023

an eighteen hole championship golf course with incomparable views of the lake and Glen Canyon Dam

Lake Powell Jeep Tours
Page Plaza
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-5505

Mesa Theater
42 S. Lake Powell Blvd.
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-9565

Page Library
697 Vista
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-4270

Red Rock Cyclery & Sea Kayaks
819 N. Navajo
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-1497

Scenic Airlines
Page Airport
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-2494

D- Family Fun Attractions:
Carl Hayden Visitor Center
Glen Canyon Dam
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-6404

Jutting more than 700 feet above the Colorado River bedrock and made of 5 million cubic feet of concrete, the Glen Canyon Dam rivals even the Hoover Dam in sheer massiveness. Glen Canyon visitors descend deep into the dam on the free guided tours offered by the Carl Hayden Visitor Center May through October. The one-hour tour leads you through the dam’s inner machinery. The center also provides information about the construction of the dam and offers panoramas of Lake Powell.

Dine Bi Kaya Museum
1501 hwy. 98
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-2404

Lake Powell Concert Association
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-8801

John Wesley Powell Museum
6 N. Lake Powell Blvd.
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-9496

This is the one-stop source for information of interest to people visiting Page, Arizona and the surrounding area.

Lake Powell National Golf Course
400 Country Club
Page, AZ.86040
928-645-2023

an eighteen hole championship golf course with incomparable views of the lake and Glen Canyon Dam

Lake Powell Jeep Tours
Page Plaza
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-5505

Mesa Theater
42 S. Lake Powell Blvd.
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-9565

Page Library
697 Vista
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-4270

Red Rock Cyclery & Sea Kayaks
819 N. Navajo
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-1497

Scenic Airlines
Page Airport
Page, AZ. 86040
928-645-2494

E- Events & Entertainment:
Annual Events

January

Annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet and Auction

928-645-2741

March or April

Easter week

Annual City Easter Egg Hunt

928-645-8861

Early April

Spring Flair Quilt Doll Craft Fair

435-675-3771

Early May

Annual Golf Tournament

June

Annual Cuddle Scramble Golf Tournament

928-645-3264 Ext. 2247

Fund raising event supporting children

July 4

July in the Park

Fireworks

928-645-2741

Street parade-arts-crafts-artwork- vendors-games-food-music
Patriotic program.

Mid-September

Mr. Burffel’s Tournament

928-645-2136

Teams from around the four corners states gather

for a softball tournament, over-all winner.

Early October

Octoberfest

928-645-8811 Ext.7687

Bikers from across the west gather for a jamboree-fund raising-games of skill

Early October

Annual Harvest Festival Craft Fair

435-675-3771

2nd week in October

Shiners’ Golf Tournament

928-645-9244

Mid-October

John Wesley Powell Memorial Auction

928-645-9496

Late October

Pumpkin Festival

928-645-5113

Art-crafts-music-games-food vendors

Early November

Christmas in November
Arts & Crafts Sale

928-645-5821

2nd week in November

Hot Air Balloon Regatta

928-645-2741

Hot Air Balloons from the 4 corners states-

flights- Balloon show vendors

Early December

Tree Lighting Ceremony

928-645-8861

Music/dancing