The Toadstool Trail is a worthwhile trip from Page. It is about 25 miles along Route 89 from Page when driving toward Kanab.
This hike follows a dry wash up a canyon to some unique rock formations called toadstools but they are very similar to what you can find in Goblin State Park. The difference here is at the end of the Toadstool Trail, the rock color has a dramatic layer change with a Entrada Sandstone (white in color) base and a Dakota Sandstone (red in color) on top. Makes for some beautiful scenery. I hiked this trail, which is a little less than 3 miles round trip (including some exploration), in the early morning. No one else on the trail.
At the official end of the trail you reach the largest and most notable "Toadstool." You can explore the wash a short distance until you arrive at a 5 foot poor off. Turn back and up to the large toadstool and explore the social trails to the left. You can explore this area until you reach a beautiful open canyon and views of the Vermilion cliffs.
An excellent hike!
Equipment: Light Hiking shoes and water
Directions: 25 miles from Page. The trailhead is on the right. It is 1.5 miles before the Paria Contact Station, so if you reach that, you went too far.
- National/State Park
- Hiking and Walking
You don't have to have $$$$$ to enjoy a good fishing on this lake. Anywhere you go on this 1900 miles of shoreline you will catch something for dinner ;o). All I take along is a good strong fishing rod, bait, and a comfortable chair.
Equipment: Hat, sunscreen, cold water, snack, fishing rod, bait, comfortable chair, sunglasses.
Directions: Near the Glen Canyon Dam before you come to the bridge.
Lake Powell provides more then just water skiing & touring the canyon walls of this massive lake. It's also all about fishing as well....for you fisher men & women out there. Once a year we have a tournament here on the lake... I hear you win a nice fishing boat, the kind that shine like a fishing lure. In fact they tag these fish at Lake Powell and each tag has a number, so whatever the number matches the prices that's what you get...one tag is a million dollars :o), (Sure could use a million dollar about now).
Dates and events are subject to change. Please call before planning to attend.
For a list of fishing tournament, ask for Tournament Information when calling the Page-Lake Powell Chamber of Commerce.
Equipment: * Fishing Pole
* Box of goodie for you and the fish
* Your fishing boat if you have one or you could rent
* Shade or a nice big brim hat
* Fishing chain to chain the fish to
Address: P.O. Box 727, Page, AZ 86040
Directions: The fishing area is at Lake Powell, 6 mile North of Page off the Mesa, and over the bridge, from there just follow the signs.
As you can see the cliffs are very high and steep, so be very careful. This is Lummie repelling with no hands, don't try this at home unless your a professional.
Equipment: Not only good gears but also bring a spotter or someone with you just in case of a error, better safe then sorry.
Address: This was in and near my neiborhood.
If fun, and at the same time scary, and is one the stupids thing I every done in my life. If you never repelled in your life this is one thing you should do just to say "I did it".
Equipment: Make sure everything is tight and listen to the instructure, and don't get cocky.
Address: Rocks all around, what's your pleasure?
All over this area, you have cliffs, mesa, LOTS of rocks (different shapes, size, and color), but whatever one you find it just fun to repell off the landscape, free like the bird and naked like the geckos.
Equipment: Bring with you the upmost of climing gears professional gear, your life will depend on it, nothing second hand if you vault your life. Remember this is sand stone you'll be climing and working around with.
Address: Just anyway in the area will do.