April 22, 2020
Before Instagram discovered Page, locals appreciated the town’s unique geological features with quiet picnics at Horseshoe Bend and spiritual ceremonies at Antelope Canyon.
While that history remains, the number of visitors has increased over the years, catapulting Page to the must-see category for travelers near or passing through the area.
A two-hour drive from Flagstaff, Page is within reach and accessible year-round. It’s a town with a strong Native American influence and an undeniable connection to the awe-inspiring features that draw people there to begin with.
Antelope Canyon, a breathtaking slot canyon on Navajo land, is an otherworldly experience. Tours of the upper and lower canyons, where wind and water have shaped smooth curves into the rock, are guided and take a couple hours. The stories you’ll tell afterwards will take longer, and the memories will never fade.
Horseshoe Bend, not far from Antelope Canyon, offers an overlook of the Colorado River where it bends into a horseshoe shape. This unguided experience is accessible, easy and as long as you want it to be. Stay back from the edge, though. The rock ledges are more fragile than they appear.