If you’ve been following along my travel journey on the blog, you’ve probably seen the post from when I visited Valley of Fire in Nevada and then Zion National Park in Utah. On our third day, we headed to Arizona to do more sightseeing. There are so many, soooo many gorgeous places in Arizona. We stayed one night in Page, Arizona – a small town with a population of approximately 7300! I hardly had any service in this town. Our hotel’s wi-fi pretty was limited too. We tried to do as much as we can in Page. We checked out 3 must-see spots in one day. See all the places we visited in Arizona below.
Glen Canyon Dam
A quick must-see stop in Arizona. Just a 15 minute hike down to see the river and take some gorgeous pictures. The Glen Canyon Dam is the main reason why the city Page exists. The dam provides water and electricity to the city and some of the areas in the west. It’s reservoir is Lake Powell.
The second stop was Lake Powell. It’s the second largest artificial lake in the U.S. The lake (actually a reservoir) extends well into Utah. It looks like an awesome place for boating and water sports. We just wanted to walk around and see the gorgeous blue water.
Upper Antelope Canyon
The main reason we wanted to visit Arizona was for this amazingly beautiful place called the Upper Antelope Canyon. The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tsé bighánílíní. It means “the place where water runs through rocks.” Long ago, herds of antelopes used to roam around the area, which is where the English name ‘Antelope Canyon’ comes from. To visit the canyons, you are supposed to buy the tickets online. Not sure how we missed that, but we went to the tours area and was able to buy the tickets there. The Upper Antelope Canyon tours are always guided. You can’t enter the areas by yourself. Our tour time was later during the day, which is why the images are a little darker. But it was still breathtaking to see how hundreds of years of running water through the canyons created such dimensions and shapes on this land.
The ‘Heart’ of the Upper Antelope Canyon.
Can’t wait to go back!
Photos by Gaurav Singh