Page (Arizona)

Coconino County


Page is a census -designated place in Coconino County in the U.S. state of Arizona.

  • 6.1 In film and television
  • 6.2 In the literature


The village is located in the extreme north of Arizona on the eastern plateau overlooking the Colorado River at the height of Glen Canyon Dam at Lake Powell.


The town of Page was founded in 1957 and is thus one of the youngest of the United States. Before the town was founded, the area by members of the Diné people - was (also known as Navajo) populated.

With the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam in 1956 had to be built in the area a settlement to house the construction workers. For this purpose, acquired by the Diné resident an approximately 24 mi ² piece of land, which is approximately an area of 62 km ². Initially it was a Government Camp, but got quite quickly the status of a city and then in 1957 by the director of the Bureau of Reclamation John C. Page, named. Many of the old houses and the original trailer camps can be seen in the so-called Old Historic Quarter of Page today. With the establishment of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in 1972, tourism became an increasingly important source of income.

In addition to the hydroelectric power plant at Glen Canyon Dam with a capacity of 1,296 MW is also located with the Navajo Generating Station near a coal-fired power plant with a capacity of 2,250 MW, which is supplied by the Black Mesa & Lake Powell Railroad with coal.


In 1975, Page had more than 9,000 inhabitants in the census of 2000, there were 6,809 inhabitants, distributed among 2342 households and 1779 families. The population density was 158.5 inhabitants / km ². Among them 67.32 % of the population were white and 26,69 % Native American. In 41.4 % of households were living children under 18 years. The average income was $ 46,935 per household, with 13.9 % of the population were below the poverty line.



Page is served by two highways. In north -south U.S. Highway 89 that connects to Interstate 40 produces at its southern end near Flagstaff runs. Furthermore, begins in the city of Arizona State Route 98, which ends in the east on U.S. Highway 160. Both roads traverse sparsely populated desert and are mostly located in the area of the Navajo Nation Reservation.

Rail transport

East of the city center runs the Black Mesa and Lake Powell Railroad between the Navajo Generating Station, the local coal power plant, and the Black Mesa Mine near Kayenta. The railway line is used exclusively for the transportation of coal and is also electrified.


The Page Municipal Airport ( IATA code PGA) includes the city 's connector to the air traffic. The Great Lakes Airlines offers direct flights to Farmington at the time and Phoenix. Each with a stopover further Show Low, Prescott and Denver are served.

Likewise, sightseeing flights over the canyon landscapes of Arizona and Utah and Lake Powell are available from the airport.


The city's attractions are mostly limited to the stunning natural landscapes. For instance, in the area of Page several famous national parks and canyons. The area around the village is part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Particularly worth seeing are:

  • The Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell thus created.
  • The Historic Old Quarter with remnants from the early days of the town.
  • The Antelope Canyon about 4 km southeast of the village.
  • The Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument
  • The well-known as Horseshoe Bend loop of the Colorado, about 6 kilometers south-west of the village.
  • Further north and already located in Utah, the Kodachrome Basin State Park.
  • Be reached in just under 1.5 hours, Monument Valley.
  • Be reached in just under 2 hours, Four Corners

Once a year, the end of September takes place the Powell -A- Palooza Festival in and around Page, which occur on eight stages over 50 bands.

Page in the media

In film and television

In Page and around several well-known films were made, including:

  • Into the Wild (2007)
  • Hulk ( 2003)
  • Evolution ( 2000)
  • Planet of the Apes ( 2001)
  • Operation - Broken Arrow (1996 )
  • Maverick (1994 )
  • Superman III (1983 )
  • Planet of the Apes ( 1968)
  • The Greatest Story Ever Told (1963 )

In the literature

The city of Page served in the novel Thunderhead by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child as a starting point of an expedition in the canyons of southern Utah.