Hike to Horseshoe Bend

1.5 Miles Round Trip - Out-and-Back Trail

Horseshoe Bend Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Tiffany Nguyen

Plenty of parking, the sheer size of the bend allows for plenty of room. Duration: 1 hour.

Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona is classic bucket list material and for good reason. Even if they don’t know what it’s called or where it is, everyone has seen this famous spot somewhere. Rest assured; pictures cannot convey the massive scale of this place. From your vantage point 1,000 feet above the Colorado River, the deep blue of the water starkly contrasts with the carved sandstone walls making for a stunning scene that you’ll never forget. The view will never look the same during your visits; the color of the walls and water change colors depending on what time of day you're there.

Getting here is simple; it’s right off Highway 89 and is hard to miss. The large lot means you never have to compete with the crowds for parking. The temperature varies greatly depending on the time of year and it can be quite windy on the edge of the cliff, so come prepared and be careful. The weather can change very quickly so be sure to check the weather report before venturing out. A wide angle lens or fish eye lens is definitely necessary if you want to capture the entire bend in your shots. Explore above the rim to get the best unobstructed view. There can be a lot of tourists here, but it’s so big that it will never feel crowded.

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1.5 Miles
Out-and-Back Trail

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Top Bucket list Item

Finally got to see the number one thing on my bucket list! This has been number one since I saw a picture of it when I was in Cub Scouts! It did not disappoint! No wonder there were hundreds of people there on a Wednesday afternoon.

Awesome to see, but very crowded.

This is a great stop to take if you are in Page. It is a very short hike from the parking spot to the overlook. You will experience a large crowd while you are there, but it is definitely worth the stop.

Worth the stop

Every bit as beautiful as the photos—but the photos don't show the crowd. Unreal amount of people at the parking lot and the cliff at sunset in September. Hundreds. Tripods, selfie sticks, buses. I recommend carefully climbing down the cliffside a bit onto a lower ledge so you can get the view along with a bit of solitude, if you're able.