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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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  • Horseshoe Bend is just outside of Page, AZ on Rt 89 S. It is very easy to drive past it and not know it. It is a short 3/4 mile walk to the overlook. Doesn't take long and the walk is worth it. Go if ...  more »
  • Marvel at the power of the river from the top after a 10-15 walk from the parking lot filled with cars and tour buses yet there is no entrance fee. One of those few must see when visiting north rim or...  more »
  • Visited the United States in 20 years Buri Antelope Canyon was the goal, so is not in eyes, went without prior knowledge of the whole. Early May was 16 when the Sun is strong, and the reflected light from sand, it was very hot. Point of view from the parking lot overlooking the Horseshoe bent climbs on the slope of the sand. Responded to the lack of exercise. Never realized and sweltering in the heat and waiting for views of great impact to the purgatory of the sand uphill March. Blue-Green Colorado River flows through the big horseshoe-shaped boulders along. Around the surrounding red rock formations, it is no exaggeration to say magnificent scenery. Mind-boggling, breath-taking, what epithet is no big deal. Went to the town of Sedona's famous power spot, but I felt stronger Horseshoe vent power. So had set the time visit with tour groups for the bus back in by, but without time constraints, even when looking at forever, I want to be found.
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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.