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Why Page, AZ is Becoming a Destination for Travelers

Why Page, AZ is Becoming a Destination for Travelers

Visiting Page, AZ On paper, Page, AZ doesn’t look like it would be a tourist destination. Founded just 50 years ago as a place where those who were working on the nearby Glen Canyon Dam could live, it only has a population of about 7,000 people, and there isn’t much of a downtown scene in the area. Nevertheless, there are more and more hotels popping up throughout the town with everyone from those who live in neighboring Arizona cities to those who live in faraway places like China and France coming to visit each year. Here is why Page, AZ has turned into a desired travel destination for so many people.

Glen Canyon Dam

The aforementioned Glen Canyon Dam is one of the first reasons why so many people have started flocking to Page, AZ. It sits right on the Colorado River and helped form Lake Powell when it was first built back in the 1950s and 1960s. Lake Powell is now one of the biggest man-made reservoirs in the country. People from far and wide come to Page, AZ specifically to take a tour of the Glen Canyon Dam to see what it’s all about.

Lake Powell and the other nearby attractions

If you want to see some of the most amazing scenery in the entire U.S., Page, AZ is the place to be. It’s located just a hop, skip, and jump from Lake Powell and is also situated near other incredible attractions like Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. If you want to capture beautiful shots of nature for your Instagram feed, Page, AZ has turned into pretty much the best place to do it.

Fishing, boating, and other watersports

When you visit Page, AZ, you can do more than just look around at all that nature has to offer. You can also enjoy nature first-hand by taking part in world-class fishing, boating, and other watersports. Lake Powell and Lees Ferry can give you a chance to enjoy these kinds of activities. You can also hike throughout the area to get a better glimpse of it if that’s more your speed.

You can’t take a trip to Page, AZ and not try your hand at fishing in Lees Ferry. Marble Canyon Outfitters has fly fishing guides who can take you out and show you a good time the next time you’re in town. Call us at 800-533-7339 to reserve a guide.

The Practice of Fooling the Fish

The Practice of Fooling the Fish

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The Many Reasons to Go Fishing

The Many Reasons to Go Fishing

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How to Dress for Fly Fishing

How to Dress for Fly Fishing

With warmer weather conditions rolling in, now is the perfect time to talk about how you can comfortably dress for your next fly fishing trip. While your outfit is ultimately up to you, there are a few things you should take note of before heading out. This is especially true if you plan on fly… Continue Reading

Winter Tactics for Fishing

Winter Tactics for Fishing

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Colorado River Conservation

Protecting the majestic nature of the Colorado River is of great importance to us here at Lees Ferry Fly Fishing. Without the life-giving waters that flow through this corner of Arizona, we can’t offer the world-class fishing experience that we’ve grown accustomed to and which our customers have come to expect of us. Forecasts of… Continue Reading