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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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Where to stay in Page

For a chance to explore Arizona's famous canyon country without missing out on all the comforts of home, stay at a hotel or bed and breakfast in or near Page. A convenient base for exploring the surrounding area, this small town contains plenty of well-stocked shops, bars, and restaurants. If you don't need many modern amenities and prefer to experience the region from a less urban location, consider a campground near Lake Powell, located just 3.2 km (2 mi) from the center of the city.
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  • From the Lower Antelope Canyon we went straight to Horseshoe Bend.The place was quiet, amidst the tourists flocking.Before reaching the place you have to climb a hill where you can see a very pictures...  more »
  • You need water and good shoes to hike though it's a short hike(1.3-1.5mi) it's very hot in summer. The view is so-so(we were there by 11am-12pm. Maybe sunrise or sunset is better time to get there.  more »
  • Horseshoe bend is a photographers favorite so most people have seen photos. It is well worth a visit to see in person. It does require a short 20 minute walk to the site but it is not a difficult walk...  more »
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  • One should must visit this place !! It's an amazing view site of Colorado River flowing down the cliff making a nice curve shape which looks like Horseshoe. It's one of the most photographed place (best at sunset & bring wide angle lens to best capture the scene). Parking lot is just off the road (Hwy 89) & from parking it's about 1.4 miles round trip hike on rough terrain. Be careful at the edge of cliff as there are no rails. Enjoy the breathtaking view.
  • The Horseshoe Bend, one of the nature's wonder, has an amazing cliff view of a bend in the Colorado River. It is about 5 Miles from Page & 8 Miles from Antelope Canyon. The parking lot is right off Highway 89. One has to walk about 3/4 mile in the sandy terrain from the parking lot to the edge overlooking Horseshoe Bend. Better take water along with you. You have to get closer to the edge for good photographs and be careful there are no railings. Get there during the midday for lesser shadows in the Canyon. Truly a breath-taking place.
  • If you're in Arizona, you MUST GO! One of the wonders of the world (unofficially), this place does not disappoint! The parking lot is right off the highway and easy to miss. It's right before you hit Page's city center. About 7 miles from Antelope. The views are to live for - that literally take your breath away. Wear comfortable shoes and be careful ( especially with small children).
  • Amazing view . It takes a mile of walk up hill and down hill in the rocky sandy area. But once you reach the point , you forget that. You have to find the best spots for good capture of the beautiful horse shoe bend. Mornings are the best time to take the pictures . Colorado river view is 1000 ft from the top of the points we get to see. Sunset is a must view in this place. Walk back to the parking is quite difficult. Need to carry water , there is lot of dehydration in this place and around. Restroom facilities were mobile one's and parking area was on the road side and a little parking area near the start of the walk .
  • This view is well worth the hike. Please take the signs about water seriously, especially on the hot day. There is no shade between the parking lot and the view and it is an uphill climb followed by a downhill (then obviously an uphill and downhill on the way back). The heat and sun can make this moderate hike more difficult if you are not prepared. Be well prepared and this is well worth it!