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Horseshoe Bend is the intimate Grand Canyon experience (although technically located in Glen Canyon.) The trailhead to this 3/4 mile hike is located just outside of Page, Arizona. It overlooks one of the most spectacular views on the Colorado River...more
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Nice that the parking and location are free, but expect to share the experience with a few hundred strangers. Parking can definitely fill up. There is a mile walk in very loose sand, some uphill, some downhill both directions.
went there today on our way from the south rim to page. it takes about 10 minutes from the parking lot to get there, but its a tough walk with the hills and sand and the heat. then comes the look out where you can...More
Of course we wanted to see this famous sight and judging from the extremely crowded parking lot so does everyone else. We didn’t have to wait long for s parking space though The hike to the sight is not really long—I’d say a half mile...More
We went on site at 7am to avoid the crowds but there were already several people and shortly after our arrival, a tourist bus arrived. The walk to the Horseshoe Bend is not very long but completely discovered and with passages with sand. It is...More
The view once I got there is awe-inspiring. Just outside of Page, you cant miss it for all the cars in the parking lot. It is a bit of a hike there and back, so be prepared with water, sun-block and head covering, possible a...More
Not for everyone (we had some elderly people in our group) because of the heat for the long walk to get to the viewpoint.
Once there, there are just no words. Well worth it.
Bring water though, more than you think you'll need...
Catching the rising suns shadows 1,000 feet above the river bend was both beautiful and breathtaking! Take a walk to the right of the main viewing area to get away from the crowds and take in the canyon in peace.