City of Page Memorial Park provides tables, playground, and greenery off S. Navajo Drive in the center of town. Play tennis at the courts on S. Lake Powell Boulevard. Lake Powell National Golf Course (928/645-2023) offers a year-round 18-hole championship course that wraps around the west side of the mesa; turn in on Clubhouse Drive adjacent to the Courtyard by Marriott. Twin Finn Diving Center (811 Vista Ave., 928/645-3114, www.twinfinn.com) provides a variety of diving classes and rentals, plus kayak rentals and tours.
All Page motels lie on or near Lake Powell Boulevard, a 3.25-mile semicircle that branches off US 89. Page can be a busy place in summer, so it's a good idea to call ahead for reservations then. The summer rates listed here drop in winter (Nov.-March). Expect to pay extra for views of the lake. Wahweap offers resort accommodations nearby at Lake Powell; see Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
Under $50: The Eighth Avenue apartments lie in Page's "historic district," a quiet residential area two blocks off Lake Powell Boulevard. They date to 1958-59 when built to house supervisors and foremen for the dam. Lu Lu's Sleep EZZE Motel (105 Eighth Ave., 928/608-0273 or 800/553-6211, www.lulussleepezzemotel.com, $49-59 d) features some of the most luxurious rooms on this street. Red Rock Motel (114 Eighth Ave., 928/645-0062, $39 s, $49 d and up) offers rooms, some with kitchens, plus two- and three-bedroom suites; all have private baths. Debbie’s Hide A Way (117 Eighth Ave., 928/645-1224, www.Debbieshideaway.com) provides a quiet garden and barbecue patio in back; you have a choice of apartments with shared bath and kitchen and private one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, and three-bedrooms. Lake Powell Motel (formerly Bashful Bob's, is around the corner at 750 S. Navajo Dr., 928/645-3919 or 801/831-6905, http://powellmotel.com/) offers mostly two-bedroom apartments, all with kitchens.
$50-100: Courtyard by Marriott (600 Clubhouse Dr., 928/645-5000 or 800/851-3855 res. only, $69-99 d) offers views, restaurant, pool, hot tub, exercise room, and an adjacent 18-hole golf course. Best Western Arizona Inn (716 Rim View Dr. and N. Lake Powell Blvd., 928/645-2466 or 800/826-2718, $89 d, $99 d lake view) provides fine views, pool, fitness room, and an adjacent restaurant. Best Western at Lake Powell (208 N. Lake Powell Blvd., 928/645-5988 or 888/794-2888, $89-99 d, www.bestwesternarizona.com) has mountain views, pool, hot tub, and an exercise room. Travelodge (207 N. Lake Powell Blvd., 928/645-2451 or 800/578-7878, $60-70 d) offers a pool and some three-bedroom suites ($155) that can accommodate up to eight people. The town's first motel and recently remodeled, Page Boy Motel (150 N. Lake Powell Blvd., 928/645-2416, $55 d) includes a pool. South from downtown, you'll find Motel 6 (637 S. Lake Powell Blvd., 928/645-5888 or 800/466-8356, $54 s, $60 d) with a pool. Next door, Super 8 (649 S. Lake Powell Blvd., 928/645-5858 or 800/800-8000, $80 d) also offers a pool. Lake Powell Days Inn & Suites (961 Hwy. 89, 928/645-2800 or 877/525-3769, $69-94 d) lies on the south edge of town beside US 89 with a pool and hot tub; some rooms have balconies.
Canyon Colors Bed & Breakfast (225 S. Navajo Dr., 928/645-5979 or 800/536-2530, www.canyoncolors.com, $75-95 d) provides fireplaces, pool, and a patio with gas grill.
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Page-Lake Powell Campground (0.7 mile southeast of downtown at 849 S. Coppermine Rd., 928/645-3374, $17 tents, $22-28 RVs w/hookups) has an indoor pool and hot tub, store, laundry, and showers; non-guests may use the showers or dump station for a small fee. Another campground and an RV park are in the Wahweap area; see Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
Ken's Old West (718 Vista Ave., 928/645-5160, daily for dinner, closed Sun.-Tues. in winter, $10-23) serves up steaks, prime rib, chicken, and seafood in a Western setting; bands perform most nights in summer, and there's a patio out back. Dam Bar & Grille (644 N. Navajo Dr. in the Dam Plaza, 928/645-2161, Mon.-Sat. in summer for lunch, daily year-round for dinner, $9-25) fixes steak, barbecue, seafood, pasta, and sandwiches; it also has a patio and a sports bar. Memorabilia and photos of the dam, lake, and boating decorate the spacious interior. The adjacent Gunsmoke Saloon (928/645-1888, Tues.-Sat. evenings) features billiards and dancing with a variety of music in a Western setting. Also next door, Beans Gourmet Coffee (open daily, but closes noon on Sun.) energizes with java and snacks. Ranch House Grille (819 N. Navajo Dr., 928/645-1420, daily for breakfast and lunch, $5-10) is a great place for breakfast, served all day.
Picture windows frame a view of Lake Powell and the Vermilion Cliffs at the Butterfield Stage Co. Restaurant (704 Rim View Dr., 928/645-2467, daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, $9-26) next to Best Western Arizona Inn. You can dine on steak, prime rib, seafood, and other popular American food inside or on the large patio; either makes a great place to watch the sunset.
At the Courtyard by Marriott, Pepper's Restaurant (600 Clubhouse Dr., 928/645-5000, daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, $10-20) prepares American and continental cuisine with a Southwestern touch; it offers buffets at breakfast year-round and at lunch on summer weekdays.
The informal Strombolli's Restaurant & Pizzeria (711 N. Navajo Dr., 928/645-2605, daily for lunch and dinner, closed Nov.-Feb., $8-18) provides a choice of indoor seating or an outdoor deck—a popular gathering spot for boaters in the summer.
Fiesta Mexicana (125 S. Lake Powell Blvd., 928/645-4082, daily for lunch and dinner, $9-17) offers a variety of Mexican food, including many seafood dishes, in a vibrant dining room. Zapata's (614 N. Navajo Dr. in the Dam Plaza, 928/645-9006, daily for lunch and dinner, $8-20) specializes in Sonoran cuisine; there's a patio in front.
For Chinese cuisine, try Mandarin Gourmet Restaurant (Gateway Plaza #683, 928/645-5516, daily for lunch and dinner, $8-25); there's a buffet option for lunch and occasionally for dinner.
You can buy groceries at Safeway (Page Plaza), Bashas' (Gateway Plaza), and Mrs. C's Health Food Center (34 S. Lake Powell Blvd.).
Entertainment and Events
Catch movies at Mesa Theatre (42 S. Lake Powell Blvd., 928/645-9565). Fishing tournaments run March-Sept. on the lake; contact Wahweap Marina. An Easter Sunrise Service takes place beside the lake at Wahweap. John Wesley Powell Days presents storytelling, art and photo contests, and a hilarious dry-land boat race in summer, usually in June.
On July 4th, there's a parade and fireworks. Mr. Burfel's Softball Tournament plays in September. On the Saturday before Halloween, see a huge jack-o-lantern display and a crafts show. In mid-November, Page-Lake Powell Balloon Regatta takes to the air and stages a balloon glow Saturday evening. In December, the Here Comes Santa Parade marks the holiday season in Page. Wahweap Festival of Lights Parade on Lake Powell glides by on the first Saturday.
Shopping and Services
Blair's Trading Post (626 N. Navajo Dr., 928/645-3008 or 800/644-3008, www.blairstradingpost.com) has the feel of an old-style trading post. Ask to see the old Native American works and mementos of the family's trading business in the exhibit rooms upstairs.
DigitalLANDS (36 S. Lake Powell Blvd., 928/645-2241) provides an Internet cafe and technical support; you can copy digital photos to a CD-ROM. Foto Quick (644 Elm St., 928/645-5360) can take care of almost any digital, print, or E6 slide need, and customers get free Internet time.
The post office (44 Sixth Ave. 928/645-2571) and Page Hospital (501 N. Navajo Dr. and Vista Ave., 928/645-2424) are both near downtown.
Centrally located in the Dam Plaza, the Page-Lake Powell Tourism Bureau (647-A Elm St., P.O. Box 332, Page, AZ 86040, 928/660-3405 or 888/261-7243, www.pagelakepowelltourism.com) offers information about area sights and services and books lake and river tours, Antelope Canyon tours, and scenic flights. It's open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. April-Sept., then 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. the rest of the year.
The semi-circular Page Public Library (479 S. Lake Powell Blvd., 928/645-4270, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat.) rises impressively from the mesa rim with fine views; it has an Arizona/Native American collection and Internet computers, but non-card holders must pay a fee to get online.
You can obtain information and make reservations for many area tours through the Page-Lake Powell Tourism Bureau and the Powell Museum.
Overland Canyon Tours (18 N. Lake Powell Blvd., 928/608-4072) heads to upper Antelope Canyon; a six-hour photographic tour visits "Canyon X," a relatively unknown and uncrowded slot canyon. Roger Ekis' Antelope Canyon Tours (22 S. Lake Powell Blvd., 928/645-9102 or 435/675-9109, www.antelopecanyon.com) goes to upper Antelope Canyon except in winter. Grand Circle Adventures (48 S. Lake Powell Blvd. in Front Page, 928/645-5594, www.antelopeslotcanyontours.com) will take you to upper Antelope year-round. Antelope Canyon Adventures (104 S. Lake Powell Blvd., 928/645-5501 or 866/645-5501, www.jeeptour.com) offers regular and photographers' tours to upper Antelope year-round.
Colorado River Discovery (50 S. Lake Powell Blvd., 928/645-9175 or 888/522-6644, www.raftthecanyon.com) offers raft trips down the Colorado River from just below Glen Canyon Dam to Lees Ferry, traveling over 15 miles of smooth-flowing water through the beautiful canyon of Navajo Sandstone. You'll stop to inspect some fine petroglyphs, and you're likely to see condors, blue herons, ducks, and other birds. Half-day trips leave once or twice daily March-Oct., weather permitting. Full-day rowing trips run in spring and autumn.
Westwind (928/645-2494, 800/245-8668, http://westwindairservice.com/) takes to the air in single-engine Cessnas to Rainbow Bridge (40 min., $94), Grand Canyon (90 min., $162), Monument Valley (90 min., $162, $200 w/ground tour), and a Grand Canyon-Monument Valley tour (3 hours, $250, $285 with a ground tour), all with a two-person minimum. Boat tours to Rainbow Bridge and other destinations leave from nearby Wahweap.
Great Lakes Airlines (800/554-5111, www.greatlakesav.com) operates daily scheduled flights south to Phoenix and northeast to Denver.
Grand Circle Shuttle (928/645-6806, www.grandcircleshuttle.com) provides a taxi service around town and regional transport within a 300-mile radius. Wahweap Lodge operates Page Shuttle (928/645-2433) to Page and the airport. Most area motels also provide transportation for guests to and from the airport. Buggy Rent-a-Car (12 N. Lake Powell Blvd., 928/645-9347) has all sorts of vehicles. Avis (928/645-2024 or 800/522-2847) and Enterprise (928/645-1449 or 800/736-8222) offer cars at the airport.
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