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Horseshoe Bend, Page

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Must see · Geologic Formation · Lookout
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. Put Horseshoe Bend at the forefront of your travel plans using our Page trip planner.
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  • If you are in the area , this is a must stop. Only a few years ago the parking was on a dirt strip and it was free. Now you have to pay ten bucks for the privilege to park there. You get a free...  more »
  • The horseshoe bend is a quick 1/2 mile hike. Lots of places to take pictures. There’s a $10 car parking fee. If you have a National Park pass, it is free. It is open during COVID-19 but wearing a....  more »
  • A bit of a walk on a very nice trail with three stops along the way in the shade with seats if you need to take a break. The view is so worth it. I climbed up onto the top and took the most amazing....  more »
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  • Is there any slot booking for horseshoe bend or any ticket? Or we can drive and see anytime?
  • This incredible natural wonder is in the U.S. state of Arizona. It's one of those beautiful places for which photos or video just don't do it justice-its sheer size and scope is hard to comprehend. With geology formed over the past two billion years, yes billion, the 277 mile-long canyon itself is believed to have been started around five to six million years ago. It was formed by the flow of the Colorado River, which still flows through it and continues to erode the geology along its course. The Grand Canyon is up to 18 miles wide in places and up to a mile deep. Imagine standing on the edge, looking down a sheer rock wall almost a mile to the river below. Most visitors come to the area referred to as the South Rim, and there is a range of accommodations available, from tents to a rustic luxury canyon-side resort built from logs. There are a few accommodations on the remote North Rim, and these are reserved years in advance. Many visitors access the canyon via the historic Grand Canyon Railway, which runs from the town of Williams, Arizona. The 64-mile rail line provides an entertaining way to get to the canyon with food and live music onboard. For those driving, the canyon is about a three-and-a-half-hour drive north from Phoenix (or south from Las Vegas
  • One of the greatest experience. The view is incredible. The staff were nice.
  • Loved the sunset. Definitely a perfect pit stop for road trip
  • Very pretty, short hike up to it takes about 10-15 minutes

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