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The Guide for Planning Your Adventurous Page, AZ and Lake Powell Elopement

Page, Arizona/Lake Powell is one of the best places in the country for an adventurous elopement! If you love all things desert and outdoorsy, then Page is the perfect place for your wedding adventure. Planning your Page elopement doesn’t have to be stressful. I’ve compiled an entire guide to help you plan your Page and Lake Powell elopement with ease so you can enjoy every step of the process.

This is everything you need to know for planning your Page elopement from a local’s perspective. From the best hikes, what time of year, my favorite local vendors, Page/Lake Powell elopement packages, and everything in between.

bride and groom standing with their families during their wedding ceremony at horseshoe bend, arizona

Why Page, Arizona and Lake Powell is the perfect location for your elopement adventure

We are firm believers that Page, Arizona and Lake Powell are one of the BEST spots to explore in the southwest! You can’t beat the epic desert meeting the gorgeous water. From the huge cliffs, to the epic slot canyons, and all of the adventures in-between, you’re bound to find an incredible spot for your adventurous wedding experience! Along with that, there are tons of different things to do. One of the best parts of getting married in Page or Lake Powell is that there are tons of off-the-beaten-path locations where you can have the whole spot to yourselves- which can be hard to find in Arizona or Utah! We love to explore this place and we know that you and your babe will too!

The Best Time of Year for a Page/Lake Powell Elopement

A Winter Page/Lake Powell Elopement (December-February)

Winters in the desert probably look different than what you are used to, but in a good way! This is our personal favorite time to explore Page and Lake Powell due to the less crowds and more comfortable weather.  A Page/Lake Powell winter means highs in the 40s-50s sunny most days. Bring your layers and embrace the cooler red rock desert with less tourists! I wouldn’t recommend a winter elopement if you’re planning on doing activities on the lake since it will be pretty chilly! 

A Spring Page/Lake Powell Elopement (March-May)

Spring in Page is always a dream for warmer weather (highs in the 60s-80s), blooming flowers, and clear skies. Spring is windy season in Page so be prepared for the gusts, otherwise it’s beautiful weather. Weekends start to become busy with tourists, but in general this is an amazing time to elope in the Page desert! This is also the time that being on the lake is incredible! By late spring, the weather is perfect for being on the water!

A Summer Page/Lake Powell Elopement (June-August)

Summer in Page means warmer temperatures in the 100s and daily rainstorms called monsoons that can produce dangerous flash flooding and lightning. This is super important to consider if you want to explore slot canyons. We recommend sticking away from July and August for an elopement here for safety reasons!

A Fall Page/Lake Powell Elopement (September-November)

By far one of the most popular seasons for Page/Lake Powell elopements! The weather is perfect (not too hot, not too cold) with highs in the 60s-80s. September and October are by far the busiest months in this tiny town so I always recommend couples to stay away from eloping on the weekends. In general, I recommend November as the perfect month to elope for perfect weather and less crowds if you’re wanting to explore canyons. I’d recommend September if you’re wanting Lake Powell activities! 

bride and groom dancing on the beach of Lake Powell on their wedding day

Best Hikes & Places to Elope in Page and Lake Powell

Glen Canyon Recreational Area: Glen Canyon is basically the entire area of Lake Powell! They do require a national park pass, so make sure you bring your annual pass or you’ll have to pay for a week pass. This is where you’ll be able to access the lake, go camping, and go hiking!

Horseshoe Bend: This is by far one of the most iconic spots in Page, Arizona! The epic horseshoe shaped bend in the canyon can be seen by a short hike of 1.25 mile hike. This is a popular and BUSY location- don’t let the secluded photos fool you! If you’re wanting an intimate elopement experience, this may not be the location for you. The best time to experience less crowds is at sunrise, but sunsets at Horseshoe Bend are pretty unforgettable. 

Canyon Overlook: There are a few off-the-beaten-path canyon overlook locations around Page and Lake Powell that are perfect for an elopement. Some require short hikes, others require some off-roading. Either way, you’re sure to have some epic views!

Slot Canyons: Page, AZ is known around the world for having some of the most beautiful slot canyons. Slot canyons in this area require a Navajo Guide to ensure safety and preservation of these sacred canyons. We can help connect you to the best companies to go through for your elopement experience!

Wahweap Area: This southern section of Lake Powell is so gorgeous to explore! There are only a handful of hikes around it so it’s best to explore it by water, either by paddleboard or boat! We’ve found some incredible vistas in this area that make for the prettiest background for an adventure wedding!

sunrise over Lake Powell overlook
slot canyon in page, arizona

Meet Caitlyn & Chad, your Page and Lake Powell Elopement Photo, Video & Guide Team

We are Caitlyn and Chad, an adventurous wedding photo, video, & guide team based in Arizona! We are born and raised in Arizona, and we love sharing our state with couples for their wedding adventure.

We can help you plan your dream wedding experience in Page and Lake Powell, Arizona.

We believe that all couples deserve to have an adventurous and meaningful wedding experience that reflects them and their love. We work together to design your “best day” from start to finish. I can’t wait to hear all about what you are dreaming for your elopement experience so we can work together to make it happen seamlessly and stress free.

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Best activities to do in Page and Lake Powell

  • Paddle Boarding
  • Off-Roading
  • Hot Air-Balloon Ride
  • Boating
  • Helicopter Ride
  • House Boat

Best Places to Stay for Your Page and Lake Powell Wedding

Best Places to Eat in Page, Arizona

  • Sunset 89
  • Big John’s Texas BBQ
  • Nemo’s Fish & Chips
  • Hot N Sweet Coffee & Donut Shop
  • Latitude 37

How to Get to Page, Arizona and Lake Powell

By Plane:

Flagstaff Pulliam Airport: 2 hour drive

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport: 4 hour drive

Las Vegas International Airport: 4.5 hour drive

Destinations Close by to Page and Lake Powell

Kanab, UT: This hidden gem of a town in the southwest is only 1 hour away from Page! This spot has some of the most incredible hikes, including the longest slot canyon in the world. Whether you want an easy day hike, or an epic canyoneering experience, this is the place to add to your itinerary!

Zion National Park: One of the most popular national parks in the country is only a two hour drive away from Page, AZ. If you love incredible canyon overlooks and red rocks, you’ll love Zion! We highly recommend stopping by on your trip! 

Monument Valley: Another one of our favorite spots in the southwest!! This is a portion of Navajo Nation that has the most jaw-dropping red rock mountains. If you want to truly experience Arizona, this is a must do drive! You may see a familiar site from the film Forrest Gump!

Flagstaff, AZ: Want to escape the desert for a little bit and hang out in a mountain town? You’ll have to stop by Flagstaff for a bite to eat or some hiking in the forest! You won’t believe that you’re in the same state.

Sedona, AZ: Just three hours away is another amazing piece of the desert with so much to explore! With tons of different hikes to choose from, dozens of amazing restaurants, and lots of hippie charm, you’ll love Sedona!

Grand Canyon National Park (south entrance): Want to add visiting one of the seven wonders of the world to your travel itinerary? Well the Grand Canyon is only 2 hours away from Page! Go check out this park for some hiking or even to just watch the sunset.

Favorite Page,Arizona/Lake Powell Elopement Vendors:

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Page, Arizona and Lake Powell Tips & Tricks

  • Arrive at trailheads early in the mornings or close to sunset for less crowds. Most trailhead parking lots are tiny and fill up fast!
  • Book a Jeep tour to see the desert in a whole new perspective! This is always one thing I recommend to all people visiting!!
  • Drink lots of water! You can experience dehydration extremely fast in the desert, especially if you aren’t used to the elevation and dry heat.
  • Don’t be afraid to check out the non-popular trails. I love to use Alltrails to find more off-the-beaten-path locations!
  • Get on the water! Rent a boat or a paddle board and explore the beautiful lake off the shore. 
  • Don’t forget to stop at a Navajo jewelry stand on the side of the road. Their art is incredible!

Page and Lake Powell Elopement Packages

  • Offering 4 hour, 6 hour, 8 hour, 10 hour, and 2 day Packages
  • Unlimited planning assistance including help with locations, timeline building, permits, wedding licenses, & more.
  • Exclusive list of location ideas for your elopement
  • Custom day of timeline & itinerary
  • Online gallery with your epic photos and films with personal printing rights and downloading rights.
  • The option to have me sign off as your ordained officiant if you want to a completely private, just the two of you elopement.
  • The option to add on our awesome, adventurous ordained officiant Kat to your package.

Photo Only Packages Beginning at $4500

Photo & Video Packages Beginning at $7000

Schedule a Free Elopement Consultation

Ready to start planning your adventurous wedding experience? Contact us now!

Need some inspiration for your desert elopement? Check out this full Arizona Elopement Story!

Thinking about eloping in Sedona, Arizona instead? Here is our full How To Elope Sedona Elopement Guide.

Page & Lake Powell Adventurous Elopement Story

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