Page, Arizona, is a town in the northern part of the state. It sits on top of Manson Mesa overlooking Lake Powell, and it is the gateway to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Navajo Nation. The town was established in 1957 as a work camp for the builders of Glen Canyon Dam. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area covers more than 1.2 million acres and stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah. It includes Lake Powell, which is the second largest man-made lake in the United States and extends more than 180 miles up the Colorado River. It is a popular lake that offers visitors opportunities for fishing, swimming, boating and other water activities.
A few miles south of Page, within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, is Horseshoe Bend, which is a horseshoe-shaped bend in the Colorado River. The 1,000-foot drop created by the river can be viewed from the steep cliffs. Another popular attraction not far from Page is Antelope Canyon. This slot canyon, located on Navajo land, was formed by water millions of years ago. Page is a great town for water activities such as rafting down the Colorado River and for exploring Navajo parks, nearby canyons and national parks.