Page came into existence in 1957 after a land swap with the Navajo Nation allowed the builders of the Glen Canyon Dam to build housing for their construction crews locally. Technically, the city occupies some 17 square miles on the top of Manson Mesa. If Lake Powell hadn't become the destination spot that it is now, Page probably would have dried up and blown away. However, since the dam was completed in 1963, Page has grown steadily to accommodate the needs of the 3 million annual visitors that come to enjoy the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Also near Page are 2 of the largest electric power generating facilities in the western US: Glen Canyon Dam generates some 1,288,000 kilowatts of power when fully online and the Navajo Generating Station (a coal-fired steam plant) puts out some 2,250,000 kilowatts. The area around Page has been a pretty popular site for the movie-making crowd in Hollywood since the mid-1960's with movies like Planet of the Apes, Broken Arrow, Hulk, Into the Wild, Maverick, Highway to Hell, Superman III, The Outlaw Josey Wales and The Greatest Story Ever Told having significant outdoor scenes shot here.

Page, Arizona
Page from the air: Colorado River Canyon below, Navajo Generating Plant above
Glen Canyon Dam, Page, Arizona
Glen Canyon Dam