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Lower Antelope Canyon, Page Arizona

Lately Page is getting much attention and seeing an influx of visitors from all over the world. It is near the Glen Canyon Dam and beautiful Lake Powell and one of the most visited and photographed canyon called Antelope Canyon. This small little remote town is surrounded by beautiful national parks and the Navajo reservation. 

Best Time to Visit Page, AZ

Lake Powell - Best time to visit Page and Lake Powell, Arizona is between April - October, temperature remains above 70º C. The elevation is about 3,700 feet for both Page and Lake Powell. Since they are just few miles apart, so the temperatures are basically identical.

Antelope Canyon - Best time to visit Antelope Canyon is between early April or late September and to avoid crowed consider mid week tour if photography is your interest. 

Horseshoe Bend - is best viewed late morning or mid day.

Antelope Canyon, Page - Arizona
The bottom of the bend and and river are in shadow at other times. During the sunset, the sun will be against you and the Horseshoe Bend and the river below will be in shadows off the canyon walls. But still sunset is one of the best time to visit to experience it in a different prospective.

How To Get There In Page, AZ

Page being one of the remote towns in the U.S. you may be wondering what would be the best way to get there. This small town is located on the Arizona Utah border, surrounded by beautiful national parks and the Navajo reservation. 

Driving from Flagstaff to Page

I took a flight from Los Angeles to Flagstaff with a stop at Phoenix and from Flagstaff airport rented a car to get to Page. Driving from Flagstaff to Page is now only 2 hours or less. It took me longer though, as I stopped couple of times to enjoy the scenic beauty on both side of highway 89.

A view of Horseshoe Bend at late afternoon, Page - Arizona
 

By Air:

Great Lake Airlines have daily flight from Phoenix, AZ to Page Municipal Airport, could be a better option to fly to Page if you are a solo traveler. You could buy ticket directly from the airline web site. There are also flights from Denver, Colorado and Farmington, New Mexico. If you decide to fly then renting a car from Page Airport is also easy. 

Tips To Take the Best Photos

Photographers Tips - Best months for the light beams inside the Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon are between June - August. Sunny days would bring Sun beams in the midday between 11:000 am and 1:30 PM. Upper Antelope Canyon is famous for the beams where as Lower Canyon is also famous for it’s colorful rock formation but light beams are seen less. 

If you book a photography tour, you will get priority when it comes to the best spots to take pictures.

Horseshoe Bend, Page - Arizona
Guides will definitely help you out of your shots. If you're more interested in Lower Antelope Canyon, check out Ken's Tours.

I would recommend at least take a wide angle lens Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 24-70mm and a tripod that I use all the time Carbon Fiber Portable Tripod with Ball Head.

Horseshoe Bend - is best viewed late morning or mid day. The bend and river are in shadow at other times.

Glen Canyon Dam, Page - Arizona
At or just before sunset, the sun will be in your eyes and the bend will be in shadow. 

Top Things To Do In Page

Visit Antelope Canyon 

A trip to Arizona would not be complete without seeing the magical Antelope Canyon. Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons, just outside Page, Arizona, are the most visited and photographed site in USA. Best time to visit is between 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM for beautiful view of light beams passing through the holes above and making a unbelievable scene. 

Over the years, Lower Antelope Canyon has become a favorite gathering place for photographers, tourists, and visitors from around the world.

Must Visit Glen Canyon Dam

The Glen Canyon dam is a huge dam on the upper Colorado River, on the northern border of Arizona.  The Glen Canyon dam impounds the Colorado River in a man made reservoir named Lake Powell. This a similar looking to the famous Hoover Dam.

Beautiful color of rocks inside the lower Antelope Canyon!

Take A Boat Trip in Lake Powell (Sunset trip would be the best)

There's no better way to see the best of what Lake Powell has to offer than by boat. Sunset dinner cruise is on of the most favorite event in Lake Powell. 

Hike Your Way Up To Enjoy The Horseshoe Bend

For a stunning view of a life time pay a visit to Horseshoe Bend. If you are a travel photographer pay attention to know what time of the day would be best for your subject. 

You will find yourself literally standing on the edge of crumbling sandstone cliffs and look over, moving as close as you dare to the edge. It is spectacular, and a bit freaky for those who are afraid of heights. 

Hotel I stayed in Lake Powell, Page

Quality Inn at Lake Powell, Page - Arizona

My Opinion and Tips

Antelope Canyon and the Horse Shoe Bend is one of the most amazing place I have ever visited, and I highly recommend that you make it over there if not already done so. 

Have you been to Page, Arizona? Any additional tips to share please visit my personal travel blog for newletters and more exciting pictures !

yasuyo says:
That’s very nice sharing,Hasan! Thank you very much.
I’ve been to there in 2011 unknowing how to effect light for photography. After a few years,I become more interested in about photo. So I wish I could back there in correct moment :)
Posted on: Nov 09, 2017
cimtech says:
Thank you Nicole for your nice comment, appreciate it!
Posted on: Sep 02, 2017
NickelP says:
Amazing photos!
Posted on: Aug 29, 2017
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Lower Antelope Canyon, Page Arizona
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Antelope Canyon, Page
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Antelope Canyon, Page
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Colorful rocks in Antelope Canyon.
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Lake Powell, Page - Arizona
Colorful rocks in Antelope Canyon.
Colorful rocks in Antelope Canyon.
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Lake Powell, Page - Arizona
Lake Powell, Page - Arizona
Lake Powell, Page - Arizona
Colorful rocks in Antelope Canyon.
Colorful rocks in Antelope Canyon.
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Sunset at Horseshoe Bend, Page - AZ
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Lake Powell Sunset Cruise, Page
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Lake Powell, Page - Arizona
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