Page, Arizona, gateway to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and the Navajo Nation, sits atop Manson Mesa overlooking Lake Powell. The spectacular lake – the second-largest manmade lake in the United States – extends more than 180 miles up the Colorado River, providing access to 96 major scenic canyons and all the water sports, fishing, kayaking, houseboating and camping you could imagine.
Page has magnificent views in all directions, with Lake Powell and the Kaparowitz Plateau to the north, the Vermillion Cliffs to the west, Navajo Mountain to the east and the towering red buttes and mesas of Navajo Sandstone to the south. The bustling town, established in 1957 as a work camp for the builders of Glen Canyon Dam, has developed into a center for energy production, regional health services and education. Tucked away from the rest of the state, the town's character has built a populace that knows how to "make your own fun," as well as and a caring community that's great for visiting or raising kids.
US 89 into Page, Arizona will remain closed for an extended period of time. There is no timetable to reopen the highway, which has over 150 feet of pavement that buckled approximately four to six feet. US 89 is closed northbound at US 89A. In Page, US 89 is closed at the junction with State Route 98.
Drivers who are traveling to Lake Powell and southern Utah will need to plan for extra travel time. The alternate route requires motorists to travel east on US 160 to State Route 98 and north on SR 98 to Page. The detour is about 45 miles longer than the direct route. For more information on the damage to US 89, including photos and video, please visit: ADOT Blog, ADOT’s YouTube channel, and ADOT’s Flickr.
For Visitors Information:
647-A Elm Street
Page, AZ 86040
- County: Coconino
- Year of Incorporation: 1975
- Elevation: 4,281
- Population: 7,100