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Horseshoe Bend, Page

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Horseshoe Bend is a natural wonder famous for its striking contrast of water against red rocks. Just as its name suggests, the bend is a horseshoe-shaped curve cut into the rocks by the Colorado River, located just 6 km (4 mi) southwest from the town of Page. You can take a raft or helicopter tour or hike to the bend over a fairly short but very steep and rugged trail, often made more difficult by excessive heat. If you do choose to walk across this challenging terrain, be sure to wear rubber-soled shoes, light clothing, sunglasses, and a hat. To avoid dehydration, drink lots of water and make frequent stops as you hike to the scenic overlook above the meandering river. Take a look at our Page vacation generator to schedule your visit to Horseshoe Bend and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • You need to walk 15 minutes (uphill) from the parking lot to get there. This place was crowded with people and it was not easy to find a spot with no people to take pictures. The view is so amazing an...  more »
  • If you are in the area, you must visit. Horseshoe bend offers breathtaking views. A photographer's dream, although no photo truly captures the beauty of this place. We visited early AM and it was fair...  more »
  • Nous nous sommes arrêté ici avant d'entamer la route pour rejoindre Bluff dans Monument Valley. Ce Canyon se trouve environ à 15-20 minutes à pied du parking, et une fois arrivé ne pas avoir le vertig...  more »
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  • A must visit if you're in the area. Beautiful at sunset! All of the signs recommend hiking shoes but our group was completely fine wearing sandals out and back (it's a half mile each way).
  • When I read the reviews for this place I knew I had to come take a look. When I arrived there was a lot of people all looking down at natures creation. As I stepped closer to the bend, it was as if someone was slowly peeling the cover off an amazing painting with each step I took towards the bend. On my final step, I could see the exact horseshoe bend. It was phenomenal. All I remember was saying wow in my head. For those of you wanting to take that perfect picture, you must bring the wide angle lens out. They will work perfectly in this situation. The view can be better captured in a wide lens camera. Also, you might noticed that there will be people in really high places especially towards the right of the bend. To get to the top, you can climb up if you're daring but its much easier if you just walk all the way around the back and make your way up! So that means bring closed toe shoes and water!
  • The distance is short but since there is a lot of sand, make sure you have good shoes. Since it can also get quite hot and you are walking up a bit, I would make sure you have water with you. The view is breathtaking.
  • Quick and easy hike to Horseshoe bend. It can be a bit much in the heat so take water with you. Views are awesome. Just watch not to get to close to edge and watch out for other people next to you. It is not roped off which makes it scary but preserves the true beauty of nature.
  • Lets try to write about it... .. ..... .... ... .... OK,.... it was just to A-W-E-S-O-M-E. There were a lot of people (the crazy ones too) but the view was unexplainable! If you go for a good photo go before afternoon, unless you are an exerienced photographer ;) -> that because you would need a filter or a trick to not get hit directly by the sun.