My final (and most requested!) Arizona guide is here! During our Sedona trip, we decided to do one day trip and chose Page, Arizona. Page has both Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend and it was well worth the drive (and kayak!). Breaking down our gorgeous Arizona day trip (and tips for navigating during COVID) below!
THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN PAGE ARIZONA IN 24 HOURS
Kayak Lake Powell
Page is about a three hour drive from Sedona but we got up early, making it to Lake Powell around 9:30 AM. Due to COVID, you can only visit Antelope Canyon through the water, so kayaking in is the best way to see these stunning canyons. We rented from Lake Powell Marina and the total for three double kayaks and a single kayak was $160 for a half day. I would recommend getting single kayaks for everyone though as we learned it’s MUCH easier kayaking alone than with another person!
It took us about 90 minutes to kayak to the entrance of the canyon and it was really beautiful and calm heading there. That said, when we headed back around 2 pm, the winds picked up dramatically and it was VERY hard kayaking back. Biggest tip: get there as early as possible and check the weather for winds!
Hike Into Antelope Canyon
After kayaking through the gorgeous canyon, you’ll arrive to a beach where you can pull your kayak up and begin your hike! Some people didn’t get wet kayaking but for some reason I did haha so definitely recommend bringing towels or waterproof coverings for your bags and such. My outfit dried quickly though in the sun!
Inside Antelope Canyon, it’s all level but you will go in and out of cracks that are very narrow at some points! This is where you will get to see the stunning light beams and it truly is like being in another planet. Heading in, we were pretty alone but making our way back to the water, it was crowded with the tight spaces so again, definitely get there as early as possible. Overall, we were inside the canyon for about 2 and a half hours.
Antelope Canyon is truly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been and can’t recommend visiting it enough, even with the kayak ride!
Eat Fried Chicken At Birdhouse
Once we were done with our adventure filled excursion, we were starving and headed into town for a late lunch. There isn’t a ton of options in Page but Birdhouse was such a delight to discover. This fried chicken spot has a great covered porch and we were able to relax and refuel before our last stop of the day and a long car ride home.
Sunset at Horseshoe Bend
Our last stop was Horseshoe Bend a little before sunset. It’s about a 10 minute walk out to the view and it truly is breathtaking. It was busy (and very windy!) but we were able to get some great photos. A quick and beautiful must to do! After that, we headed back to Sedona and the gorgeous views continued throughout our drive.