Hike to Horseshoe Bend

    4.7
    1.5 miles  - Out-and-Back Trail

    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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    🥈 Contributor

    about 4 years ago

    Breathtaking!

    This short hike is a must if you're in the Page area. It's easy, beautiful, and best of all -- free! Mid day does bring in tour buses but there are plenty of rocks and ledges and if you're creative, you can hop on one of the and get a great "solo" shot.

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    🥇Top Contributor

    about 4 years ago

    Once in a lifetime

    If you haven't done this, do this before you die, it's unbelievable.

    Explorer

    🥇Top Contributor

    over 4 years ago

    Iconic Bend

    This bend in the Colorado River is simply Iconic. I plan to head back this year and do a float trip around the bend. Meanwhile, anyone else looking for some inspiration look no further!

    This is a high impact area.

    We've identified this location as one that is highly affected by tourism. Consider visiting in off hours, or spreading the love and finding an equally impressive spot nearby.

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    Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

    We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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