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Utah Road Trip Day's 6-7: Drive to Page and Explore Lake Powell

July 31, 2018

 

After your time in Moab, the next leg of your road trip takes you down highway 191 towards Page, Arizona. Typically this drive takes about 4 and a half hours, but given the amount of stops you make and if there’s any traffic, expect 5-6 hours. While another 5 hour drive might sound daunting, it is actually very enjoyable with plenty of winding roads through canyon valleys mixed with some desolate desert stretches.

 

 

Remember that if you are staying at Lake Powell there is a time zone difference of an hour! So plan accordingly if you are hiking The Wave/Wire Pass in Kanab or making your way to the Grand Canyon.

 

Activities to do in Page and Lake Powell

 

Lower Antelope Canyon: One of the most iconic slots in not only Arizona, but any hike you will ever walk, Lower Antelope Canyon is a phenomenon that you must experience. A little over an hour long, you will wind, weave, and climb up through naturally produced rock figures and sandstone painted walls. There are only two tour companies that are available, Ken’s tours and Dixie Ellis tours.

 

 

 

Upper Antelope Canyon is another once in a lifetime hike that you can take, though there is less availability (6 tours per day) and the price is slightly higher (between $58-78 USD depending on the time of day you go, with mid-day being the most expensive). If you want the full Antelope Canyon experience, we recommend both, but if you’re okay with picking one, we suggest Lower Antelope Canyon because it’s slightly cheaper and equally as beautiful.

 

Horseshoe Bend

 

Lake Powell Activities: Named after John Wesley Powell, the explorer who lead expeditions in the late 1860’s and '70’s down the Colorado and Green River, Lake Powell provides ample amount of activities to take part in. The Lake Powell Resort that sits right on the lake offers all kinds of water activities from wakeboarding, lake sightseeing tour, sunset boat cruise dinners, and more. You can also rent a houseboat on the lake! To learn more, click the link here to see what other lake activities are offered.

 

Accommodations in Page and Lake Powell

 

Hotels: The town of Page is relatively small but does have plenty of accommodation options. If you drive another 30 minutes out of the town, you can stay at Lake Powell Resort which is right on the water and has multiple restaurants and amenities. We recommend staying here since it is perfect for any traveler, whether it be for a family or couple. If you have an extra couple days in Page, look into renting a house boat through Lake Powell Resort for an unforgettable experience. Check out Booking.com for more options.

 

 

Campgrounds: Page and Lake Powell have several camping/RV grounds where you can park it. Below are links to some of the top ones, as well as a map to see where they are located. Prices and entrance fees may vary, so be sure to do some research before choosing one. Below is a map of the campgrounds in the area:

 

 

Specialty Lodging: There are a few specialty lodging and BnB’s that are around the Page area. The Bear’s Den B&B is one of the best ones around and has received incredible reviews from everyone that has stayed there. If you are interested in staying there, click the link here. Below is a map of its location:

 

 

Food in Page and Lake Powell

 

When looking into food options, Page offers a lot of cheap eats options (including a Wal-Mart if you need to stock up on supplies) as well as local cuisines such as Into the Grand and Big John’s Texas BBQ. Below is a map of all the restaurants in Page and a link to its Yelp page for more information:

 

 

If you are staying out near Lake Powell, the resort has some great options including a Sunset Dinner Cruise (which you would need to book ahead of time) and Rainbow Room if you’re looking for a nicer sit down meal. Click the link here for a list of Yelp reviews of restaurants in the area if you want to research more.

 

 

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