Since the building
of Glen Canyon Dam, Page has changed its image several times. It
went through two phases as a construction town to
the present one of a friendly, inviting and scenic vacation
destination for visitors from all over the world.
From 1970 to 1975,
another construction period took place with the building of the
Navajo Generating Stationóa coal-fired electric plant just east
of page on the Navajo Reservation.
boomed and by 1979, more than 4,000 people lived here. Steadily
over the next 20 years, the population would more than double.
However, it is with
tourism and the influx of visitors that Page has seen incredible
growth. Now, 3 million visitors travel annually to Page and its
beautiful backyard playgroundóLake Powell.
Located in the
center of canyon country, Page is just a three-hour drive to
numerous national parks, monuments and tribal and state parks.
Beautiful, red, slick-rock scenery surrounds Page enticing
boaters, hikers, bicyclists, photographers, and sightseers.
available for visitors from the simple to the luxurious. Dining
opportunities abound from elegant to take-out. Native American
art and crafts can be purchased as well as a variety of souvenir
items in local shops. Page boasts an excellent modern hospital,
three medical clinics, three dental clinics, two vision clinics
and two pharmacies.
Page has an 18-hole
championship golf course in addition to the original nine-hole
course started by volunteers in Page's early days. Residential
home and townhouses are being developed bordering the new
Page Airport offers
scenic and commuter flights and can accommodate larger aircraft.
The most photographed slot canyon is just outside Page. Antelope
Canyon on the Navajo Reservation is accessible by tour guide
Annual events, which
draw visitors to this northern Arizona community just minutes
from the Utah border, include bass fishing tournaments, mountain
bike racing, rodeos, powwows, adventure racing, golf
tournaments, craft fairs, music and dance performances, art
shows and an air show with hot air balloons, vintage aircraft
and monster trucks.
In the desert of
northern Arizona, page is an oasis of recreational