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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. Put Horseshoe Bend at the forefront of your travel plans using our Page trip planner.
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  • What a beautiful place to visit..nature at it's best..the walk in was an easy 1.5 miles walk..Highly recommended !!  more »
  • Horseshoe Bend, the Colorado River created a roughly 1,000 ft (305 m) deep, 270º horseshoe-shaped bend in Glen Canyon. Horseshoe Bend is the name given for a section of the Colorado River where...  more »
  • I’m a large lady, out of shape, and I knew the 1.84 miles walk round trip would be rough....and I was right. My friends (and cheerleaders) packed a foldable camp chair with us for the walk which was.....  more »
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  • This is one of my new favorite places in Arizona. I had just visited the Grand Canyon (which is also spectacular) and I would have to say that Horseshoe Bend was more impressive to me. This is simply because Horseshoe Bend has a main vocal point that you are able to get closer too that just makes the experience that much better. Also when I got there, I experienced a parallax effect. It was really cool. Definitely recommend!
  • One of the most beautiful and scenic spots to visit in Arizona. I definitely appreciated the majestic views of this spot even more than that of the Grand Canyon. I highly recommend visiting this place, and make sure you bring a good camera. Also if you come during the winter time pack some warm clothes as it can get very cold. And if you have enough time in your trip try to take a visit to the Lower Antelope Canyon. It was also remarkably beautiful and unique.
  • Superb location. Very interesting landscape. The Colorado river turns and forms a surprising bend carving the mountains around. This lookout place is at a great height and we get a magnificent view of the valley bend and the Colorado river all the way down with a very steep slope everywhere. Keep caution while watching the nature's beauty and while taking pictures. Beautiful location !!
  • What can I say except mother nature at her finest. This place is jaw dropping awe inspiring. The colors and the views are breathtaking. There is a little bit of an inclined hike from the parking lot but the payoff is worth it. It's untouched nature, meaning there are no facilities and you are responsible for your own safety at the edges of the cliff. There are no rails or fences, just a nice long drop. So totally worth it but do so with caution. If you have children, keep them on hand. If you're in the area I highly recommend seeing this magnificent piece of nature.
  • The view was breathtaking and surreal. It was absolutely gorgeous. The mountains and the Colorado River together was amazing. It was about a 10 minutes walk to get down there to the bend; however, coming back up was a journey. You are going slightly up-hill, but it is worth it. I would recommend comfortable shoes if your are going to view it.

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