About Page Arizona

Page, Arizona (in Coconino County) borders the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell.
The population of Page AZ is approx. 7,500 people.

Page in known for its arid climate with hot, very dry summers and chilly winters with very little snow. Its very low rainfall is due to the rain shadow on the more southerly Arizona mountains blocking Pacific moisture, so that it receives even less rainfall than Phoenix and less than a third as much as Flagstaff.

Unlike other cities in the area, Page was founded in 1957 as a housing community for workers and their families during the construction of nearby Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River. Its 17-square-mile (44 km2) site was obtained in a land exchange with the Navajo Nation. The city is perched atop Manson Mesa at an elevation of 4,300 feet (1,300 m) above sea level and 600 feet (180 m) above Lake Powell.

After the dam was completed in the 1960s, the city grew steadily to today's population of over 7,000. Because of the new roads and bridge built for use during construction, it has become the gateway to the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell, attracting more than 3 million visitors per year. Page is also the home of two of the largest electrical generation units in the western United States. Glen Canyon Dam has a 1,288,000 kilowatts capacity when fully online. The other power plant to the southeast is the Navajo Generating Station, a coal-fired steam plant with an output capability of 2,250,000 kilowatts.

Because of its close proximaty to Lake Powell and to the Lake Powell National Golf Course, Page is known for it's many recreational and fun activities.  Page is a great place to live, and a great place to raise a family or retire.  To view a short video on Page/Lake Powell, CLICK HERE!