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Horseshoe Bend, Page

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.8/5 based on 7,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • For me that I'm afraid of heights it was a terrible experience! Beautiful view, no question but all those people who leans over to take pictures ... and be careful where you put your feet because sometimes the rock has cracks that go down.
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  • This is a spectacular view of the Colorado river as it begins its journey into the Grand Canyon. Great photo opportunities. 
  • I had long wanted to see and photograph Horseshoe Bend. I got there early in the morning. I am an experienced hiker, but I must say the descriptions of the 3/4 mile trail to the cliff's edge are misle...  read more »
  • 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.
  • One of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Western United States. Photographers (like me) really love such landscapes where you can explore using your Wide and Ultra Wide angle lenses to the full extent. :) Even if you're a non-photographer you'll love this spot for the beautiful way the Colorado river is shaping the Canyons. :)
  • Come back four times a year to see it under different conditions. Like any natural location, this is something you can come back to anytime, any number of times. Just sit there, let your jaw drop, relax and take it all in. Feel small. Feel free and good. Take amazing photos. In the summer (August) when we were there, you really need to be prepared for scorching heat. It's a short hike, but the sun gets you half way through and starts beating you down. Good shoes, plenty of water and good spirit will get you through though. And it's sooo worth it!
  • You've seen the photos; now go there! It's easy to reach Horseshoe Bend, just a few miles from Page. You hike about a mile to reach the viewpoint which is as stunning as you imagine it to be. Clearly it's not a place to be if you suffer from vertigo - there's very little to stop someone going over the edge. But the view is fabulous. As others have said, ensure that your camera has a wideangle lens for the best possible photos.
  • 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!
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