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A September 2011 trip to Page by rufusni

Antelope Canyon Photo, Page, Arizona More Photos
Quote: A few days in Page that ended up redefined by the weather

Glen Canyon Dam

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Attraction | "Its a concrete dam"

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Now to be honest we chose not to do tour of the dam, but just visited the visitors centre. We drove over the bridge and then parked in the car park. In one sense it is just a huge piece of concrete, curved. It acts as a dam to store water but also as a hydroelectic producer of energy.It was built to dam the Colorado River. It was not the original site proposed but a campaign prevented that, and so this was chosen as the altenate plan. The work began in 1956 and took about ten years to complete. It was always controversial and continues to be so. Even Edward Abbey's book Monkey wrench Gang is a fictional story about a plan to blow up this dam. As one looks out at Lak...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 14, 2011

Glen Canyon Dam
National Recreation Area
Page, Arizona 86040
928-608-6404

Antelope Canyon

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Attraction | "Very busy slot canyon"

Antelope Canyon Photo, Page, Arizona
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The initial plan was to go on Chief Tsosie Tours which depart from Page itself. So we arrived...booked in and got onboard the vehicle. It was a pick-up truck were the bed of the truck had a long central bench and a canopy cover. It was not especially comfy...but we started out...an accident meant we had to take a diversion...and suddenly we pulled over at the side of the road...initially we thought we were waiting for the other pick-up to catch-up. But we sat and sat...and we wondered what was going on...more than 10 minutes past before the driver got out of the cab to tell us the transmission had gone. But he had no solution for us. We rang our friend who then came out to pick us up...otherwise I thi...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 14, 2011

Antelope Canyon

Page, Arizona

Canyon King Pizzeria

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Restaurant | "Next door to our motel...meaning all of us could drink:)"

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Okay...this place was close to our motel...it had a bar...which seemed like a pretty good match... most other choices would have involved a drive...unless we wanted to eat at Burger King which was in the same parking lot.And lets be honest...its a pizza place...you have to try hard to make pizza inedible, it can be great but its still edible even when its sub par...or so the fellas tell me, so we chose this place.We walked down. This place is slightly odd...it is quite a sight from the road. It is built around an old paddle steamer ...it was built for use on the Colorado River...and for many years had been used for dinner cruises on Lake Powell. So you have this paddle boat now on dr...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 13, 2011

Canyon King Pizzeria
663 S. Lake Powell Blvd
Page, Arizona
9286454022

Weather Warnings

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Story/Tip

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Being in Page we had planned to go the Colorado River Discovery float...so we booked for the afternoon trip. We arrived at the office/shop in Page in plenty of time...and checked in, and were told that we would be briefed shortly out the front. There were a good number of bathrooms there...there was also a small coffee shop if you needed that fix. There was a shop with a range of stuff...lots of logo stuff ...but we decided not to purchase anything on our way out as it meant carrying more stuff, which turned out wise.So we sat down outside on the small patio area. And the buses arrived back from the morning trip. We were getting excited.Then someone started calling out the name...Read More

Super 8 Page Lake Powell Area

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Hotel | "mmmm...."

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We drove through Page...and this is one of a couple of motels right at the edge of town - Motel 6 is right next door too. We drove up to the door as not all of us got rooms booked here - it seems most of Page was booked out when we were there - and rooms were at a premium. There was the covered drive through entrance thingy. The lobby itself is pleasant with tiled floors - a large sofa and two soft chairs to the right and a reception area to the left, opposite the entrance was a breakfast room area. I had a room on the ground floor...but note there is only one lift which became apparent when a tour bus arrived later on and were blocking the corridor all waiting for the lift. The room itsel...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 25, 2011

Super 8 Page Lake Powell Area
649 S Lake Powell Blvd
Page, Arizona 86040
928-645-5858