Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend
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This horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River is just a short hike from the beginning of Grand Canyon National Park. The overlook point, which can be accessed via the town of Page, is particularly popular during sunset when the landscape is at its most vibrant, and the iconic turquoise bend glows against the orange cliffs. Although the desert hike is relatively easy, you won’t encounter much shade, so be sure to bring a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water. To maximize your time here, join a tour that includes other picturesque sights like Glen Canyon Dam and Antelope Canyon. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Thea K
    Gadsden, Alabama12 contributions
    Stunning
    It was just as beautiful as I had hoped. I wanted a sunset pic, but the cloud coverage didn’t work out. I found that even with a lot of people there it was still easy to get your shots. Everyone just there to enjoy and found the fellow travelers to be quite friendly and many offered to take a shot of you and your person/s. It got quite cold as the sun started going down and very windy. There is a rail for part of the viewing area and then you are on your own. Lots of people getting scary close to the edge. I got close, but if your afraid of heights, stay behind the rail. Highly recommend.
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 28, 2023
  • Sandy L
    Buffalo, New York16 contributions
    Amazing
    A wonderful piece of nature. The walk to it from the parking lot was a bit further then expected. The water level was low. I think it would be even more impressive if the sun was out and the water level was higher. Was worth the stop to see.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 6, 2023
  • Gafilpoo
    Bluffton, Ohio484 contributions
    Absolute Must See
    Unique view unlike anything you'll experience in the world. Hike 3/4 mile to the rim. The colors and clouds change constantly. One of the most photographed places in Arizona. Absolute must see.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 6, 2023
  • Trip'n dude
    70 contributions
    One of so many beautiful spots in AZ and UT... Often crowded... but in general worth the $10
    Since we were visiting a number of spots in this corner of AZ plus UT, we stopped by this well-known spot. Paid the $10, as I recall, and joined lots of other people in walking the trail to the viewing areas. It's certainly impressive but also crowded, even in February. If you are in the area it's worth a stop, but there are plenty of other spots in AZ and UT that are even more impressive.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 8, 2023
  • DocMary1
    Indianapolis, Indiana198 contributions
    Amazing any time but especially at sunset!
    If you want to cap off a day in NW AZ with something spectacular, visit Horseshoe Bend at sunset (beware, everyone else has the same plan, come early to get a good parking space). This spot is so amazing we came back to see it in the morning light. Better than the Grand Canyon? Maybe...
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 8, 2023
  • Lori H
    Bicknell, Indiana29 contributions
    Horse Shoe Bend at Sunset
    Went to Horse Shoe Bend to see the sunset! Stunning! Be sure to allow enough time to walk to the viewing area, which is approximately quarter to half a mile. The view is well worth the walk!
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 13, 2023
  • ssjj123
    Brazil, Indiana274 contributions
    Not to be missed!
    In one word: GORGEOUS. It costs $10 to park, but is otherwise free. There's a bit of a trek down to the view. Then you can climb on the rock formations to your heart's content for the best photos. We spent close to 2 hours enjoying the scenery and loved every minute!
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 20, 2023
  • Susan
    Grove City, Ohio3 contributions
    Horseshoe Bend
    Horseshoe Bend…is hard not to audibly gasp as you take in the view for the first time. These are the feelings and experiences that I travel for. It is literally breathtaking. There are no words to describe its beauty. I could literally spend the entire day here, the Grand Canyon or Antelope Canyon and just marvel at its grandness of it all.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 23, 2023
  • mary k
    Londonderry, New Hampshire44 contributions
    Stunning view!
    Less than a mile walk to view Horseshoe Bend. There is a hand railing for most of the walk down which really helps. It was rainy and the ground was slick in spots. There is an area where there's a railing to take great pics. There are plenty of walking areas to take in other views and get great pics. My sister had an extended selfie stick and it captured wonderful pics. I was amazed at how close people would get to the edge to look over where there was no railing. There are no Rangers around. $10 per car to enter parking lot which is worth the fee. Plenty of bathrooms at the end of the parking lot. Minutes from downtown Page!
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 24, 2023
  • dakphoenix
    19 contributions
    Natural site worth seeing while in Lake Powell area
    Drove east from Grand Canyon to Page AZ to see this wonderful area of Arizona. Spent night in Page and stopped at Horsehoe Bend on way to Flagstaff. A must see
    Visited May 2022
    Written April 1, 2023
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Lynda C
17 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Not worth the hype. If you see one photo on the web, that’s all you need. You have to pay to get in, but the worst is WAY TOO MANY PEOPLE, all running around not paying attention, especially when there are overlook places with no guard rails and a sheer, deadly drop off the edge.
Written February 24, 2024
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belinda m
Portsmouth, UK542 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Great location to visit with friends and family and even dogs. You don't require a tour for visiting this location and there is plenty of parking with a constant flow of tourists moving in and out of the pathways. This time of year not busy and great weather. A bit of a walk down then uphill on the way back but easy due to the way it has been made. Awesome picture spots and totally worth it.
Written February 17, 2024
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Julie S
Astoria, OR437 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
A nice little walk and pretty views. It was a little crowded but not bad. It seemed lots of folks were going for that “instagram” photo. But despite all that, it was still pretty and worth doing.
Written February 11, 2024
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Ashley B
Orange County, California137 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Beautiful place to get pictures. It does get hot and crowded and you need to walk a ways to get there and back so bring a cold water bottle with you if you are there in summer. Real Kodak moment, bring a camera.
Written January 30, 2024
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poltor
Toronto, Canada224 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Beautiful scenic lookout outside of the Grand Canyon. Not too busy in the winter and wonderful to see so many nice colours (oranges, brown, green, blue). A nice trip outside of the grand canyon and near antelope canyon. Highly recommend.
Written January 19, 2024
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Candi
Cottonwood, Az12 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
So many sights to see in Page and surrounding areas. Horseshoe Bend is a self walking tour, $10 to park, then the time and pace is your own. Note that as many people say it is an easy walking tour, it is all uphill returning after viewing this AMAZING sight. To complete this it's about 1 and a half miles, so know that half of that is returning back to your vehicle going uphill.
If someone is in wheelchair I think it would be very difficult to push then back, but I'm sure there are those of you that could. Take the treck, you only live once!! Beautiful sight to see!
Written January 14, 2024
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Travel_Addict_Cyprus
Michigan1,143 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
This was our second visit to Page, and our second visit to Horseshoe Bend. Things have changed a bit since we were last here. There is now a huge parking lot where you pay the $10 parking fee. Note that if you return later in the day, you have to pay again, It's a one time entry.
Since we had seen Horseshoe Bend at sunset before (and wanted to avoid the crazy crowds we had that time), we decided to visit for sunrise. I'm glad we did that. Different colors and different photos than last time.
We arrived a little after 7:00 and enjoyed the peace and quiet for a while. We wanted to sit and enjoy the view some more, but by around 8am people started flooding the place. A tour guide was rude enough to make us get up from the place we were sitting, move out of the way so that he could take photos of all the couples in his group, one by one. Since he was so pushy, when he was done, i made him take a photo of us as well :) There was also a big family with a child that kept screaming so we cut our visit short and left.
A great place to visit, mesmerizing.. The walk there and back is about 1.5m, but you can spend as much time there as you want.
Written January 14, 2024
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MikeJennyQ
Onalaska, WI985 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Spectacular. We were fortunate enough to see it from this angle the day after we kayaked the river and saw the view from below. The sheer depth and size is incredible when you are looking up from the bottom. The parking lot is a bit of a mess sometimes but there is a lot of parking. Is a fair walk from the lot. Many people go outside fence for unknot reasons to me. The rush of folks trying to take selfies is amusing.
Written January 10, 2024
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Dawn
Maryland5 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This place is as beautiful as you think it will be, but be prepared for a lot of people, but so worth it to see this magnificent place!
Written January 7, 2024
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Jina
East Midlands, UK47 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Best place to visit . Do not miss nature’s creation in lower antelope, grand canyon.We took bus trip from Las Vegas to grand canyon.
Written December 30, 2023
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