Page Journals

Page: Boater's Paradise

A June 2001 trip to Page by Harris

Quote: If you are avid boater, then Page is the perfect destination, as it is home to the beautiful Lake Powell. Otherwise, I wouldn't go out of the way to make the trip.

Page: Boater's Paradise

Overview

Quote:
The best thing to do is take a boat out on the lake. Unfortunately, as I'm not a boater, I had to shell out a lot of money for a cruise in order to see it properly. Still, being on the water at the bottom of a canyon is definitely memorable, no matter how much you paid for it!

Quick Tips:

Do research before you go. This isn't the place for everyone, as there isn't much to do other than boat. Find out about cruises and boat-renting options before you make the trip.

Best Way To Get Around:

Driving seems to be the only way to get around here--unless you are on the lake and then you need a boat!

Courtyard by Marriott Page

Hotel | "Courtyard Marriott"

Quote:
The Southwestern decor of this Marriott makes it more appealing than the usual franchise hotel. The rooms are standard, but it has a great pool area (which may be necessary in the Arizona heat!) and nice lobby. The restaurant here is also surprisingly good.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 13, 2001

Courtyard by Marriott Page
600 Clubhouse Drive
Page, Arizona 86040
928-645-5000

Peppers

Restaurant

Quote:
We ate a buffet breakfast and a dinner here since it was convenient and Page doesn't seem to be a culinary spotlight. Typical Marriott breakfast buffet which means it was quite good with all (and more then) the essentials. Dinner was surprisingly good; we had a nice romantic meal outside. The food is Southwestern and the portions are quite big for the price.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 13, 2001

Peppers
Marriott Courtyard
Page, Arizona 86040
(928) 645-5000

Antelope Canyon

Attraction | "Antelope Canyon Cruise"

Quote:
The steep red rocks of the canyon against the blue water make for a beautiful landscape as you sit back and enjoy this (over-priced) cruise on Lake Powell. The one and half hour tour took us into the canyon, offering a perspective we had not yet seen and removing us from all glimpses of civilization. The scenery seems impossible to capture on film due ot the sheer size of the canyon walls and lake. I recommend spending some time on the top of the boat and sometime below, as you get very different views from the two locations (you will also get quite a sunburn on top!). They serve lemonade, coffee and water--they could at least do something extra for the astronomical price! They will also take you...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 13, 2001

Antelope Canyon

Page, Arizona

Lake Powell

Attraction

Quote:
Lake Powell is the second largest man-made lake in the country (after Lake Mead); it is formed by the Glen Canyon Dam. The best way to experience this beautiful, blue lake and its surrounding canyon walls is by boating, but there is also a rim trail in Page that offers good views. We even had a decent view of the lake from the parking lot of our hotel (Courtyard). When you first catch sight of the lake, you will be astonished by its blueness in the midst of the dry, dry desert.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 13, 2001

Lake Powell

Page, Arizona

Quote:
Glen Canyon is named for the dam, Glen Canyon Dam, that creates Lake Powell, its main sight. Driving across the dam offers you amazing, contrasting view of the waterless canyon on one side and the lake on the other. The recreation area mainly features boating; there are no beach-type areas that allow you to swim or sit by the lake, so you'll have to rely on your hotel pool to escape the heat.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 13, 2001

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
P.O. Box 1507
Page, Arizona 86040
(928) 608-6404