About Page Arizona
Page Arizona is in the middle of Navajo Nation, home to Horseshoe Bend, numerous canyons and is located right on the northern board of the state with Utah. The Colorado River runs through Page and the dam there creates Lake Powell. Driving to Page from Flagstaff you will see a lot of rural roads and beautiful mountains. It sometimes feels like you are on the road to nowhere. It all starts to look the same, somewhat like this.
Page is a little Oasis in the middle of the desert. A few hotels, the lake, and several scenic places to go. In our case, it snowed overnight before we were set for our photography tour of Antelope Canyon and we had to delay our visit. Then one of our crew caused us to miss our scheduled tour time and we had to find Plan B until the next tour started.
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook
We asked the person who organizes the photo tours of Antelope Canyon from Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tour and she recommended a few locations. The first one we found was Glen Canyon Dam Overlook. Upon arriving, I didn’t think much about the site. Then we followed the stairs down to an overlook, it got better. I kept going around the rocks and found the views were spectacular.
If it wasn’t for the power lines, the views might be perfect from up there. We were still pretty upset with our friend “Lloyd”. As you can see, Lloyd doesn’t care.
I even had time to take a quick break and rest in the cold.
Horseshoe Bend for Sunset
After we finished the photo tour of Upper Antelope Canyon we went over to Horseshoe Bend. Having hard a lot about how beautiful it is, and even having seen the pictures. I didn’t quite know what I was in for. We drive into the parking lot and you immediately have to hike up a rather steep hill. Carrying all of my camera gear with me, I wish I had brought just the essentials with me. After the steep hill though, it is a long slow downhill drop to the cliff. Which makes the trip back easier. Horseshoe Bend is best captured at night and if you want to get the sky and the bend in the river you will need a wide angle lens. My full frame couldn’t get both at 24mm. The colors were amazing, even though the forecast called for rain or snow at the time we were there. In the end, the images speak for themselves. It was great to see this!
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