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The Chains

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Great spot with views of the Dam!

Our kayaking guide suggested this spot as we had originally planned to hike Waterholes Canyon... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Los Angeles, California
Little known but beautiful hike.

We heard about this hike from a forest ranger and had some extra time before our tour of the dam... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Atlanta, Georgia
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Route 89, East of the Glenn Canyon Dam, Page, AZ
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Saw people swimming here, not sure how they got down to the water, we didn't hike down that far. Good place for a quick stop and picture, but so many other areas that are better to see.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank zanev
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Our kayaking guide suggested this spot as we had originally planned to hike Waterholes Canyon (which is now a guide-required tour as of May 1). Follow the dirt road to the left of the Hanging Gardens trail and you will come to the trailhead. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank DeeRVee
Reviewed 3 May 2018

We heard about this hike from a forest ranger and had some extra time before our tour of the dam started, so we decided to try it. The trailhead starts at the end of a dirt and gravel road (continue to the left past the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank AnneS935
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Chains are STUNNING!!! There's a little dirt trail you can drive on, past Hanging Gardens which comes to a small parking area. Take a backpack with water and snacks, wear good hiking shoes and scramble carefully down the slickrock formations to swim in the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Amy M
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This was a great little swimming area with no Beach. You get into the water off the Rocks. The hike down wasn't too bad and I'm a nearly 50 year old grandma! The scenery is beautiful!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 605mattin
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We tried "The Chains" on July 16,2017 and it was well worth the price of admission( free). Arrived about 9:30 AM anticipating another 100 degree day( it was 114 when we left at 1pm) Stopped at the first "beach" we saw and never left. There...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Robert O
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Don't be scared of the rocks and cliffs. The Chains is a great place to swim in the lake and fish. Jump off the rocks in to the clear water. The rocks are easy to climb up even if they look steep.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Green_Luvin
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Since the #1 motel in Page didn't have a pool and it was 114 degrees out, there is only one place to go - the lake! You can pay for the beach at the marina, OR you can go (FREE) to the "Chains" (terrible name,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank kimUSAF
Reviewed 25 July 2016

A short scramble down the sandstone bluffs gets you to a beautiful fishing and swimming spot right on Lake Powell. Bring lots of water and sunscreen as it gets hot but its a great spot to relax and get away.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Liz H
Reviewed 10 May 2016

There is a way down through the chains to the water. It has a little tiny beach and you are able to paddle in the water, although very cold. It is a hard climb & not easy to find. But worth the effort to do....More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Karen P
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