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Address: Page, AZ
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Description: Horseshoe Bend is the intimate Grand Canyon experience (although...
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, 4 miles south of the Glen Canyon Dam, and 7 miles north of mile zero of the Grand Canyon.
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Amazing and breathtaking

Absolutely breathtaking. Wear good walking shoes because it's a bit of a hike but worth it. Make sure to bring your camera too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2012
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Somerset, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012 via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking. Wear good walking shoes because it's a bit of a hike but worth it. Make sure to bring your camera too.

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Deerfield-IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

I went there in the Summer. It was extremely hot, and the short walk was really hard. But it is worth. Absolutely beautiful. If you are afraid of heights, you will struggle.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Hike to the horseshoe bend is about a mile on a mainly sandy trail. No guard rails at the edge of very steep cliffs / overhangs, so be careful - not a place to let kids run wild. Using a wide-angle lens is best to get the full picture. Early morning trip to the site is not recommended - the... More 

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PA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

This attraction is bit of a hike uphill (and downhill) through some soft sandy soil that will give you a workout. Best viewed at sunset.

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

This spot is a wonderfull piece of nature with a great view and colors at any time. a must stop if you are in the area, dont miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

never seen such beauty in one view! definitely breathtaking!

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Milford, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We had no idea that a 3/4 mile hike would lead us to such a mind-blowing view of the Colorado River. The water is still at this point and a beautiful blend of blues and greens. I could have sat on a rock ledge and gazed for hours....for me, very inspiring....I can still "feel" what I saw.

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San Antonio, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We wound up staying and exploring for two hours. Beautiful views. About the only way to mess up this picture is to put your thumb over the lens. Very peaceful in the early hours from 7-9 A.M. The easy access makes it hard to pass up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Short drive from Page. Parking and trail a little crowded, definitely not an isolated hike in the wilderness. Still, the destination is very "photo worthy"...even better if you have wide angle lens.

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

The view is excellent but the crowds from the tourist buses can be disconcerting, especially if you are on the very edge trying to capture the entire view with your camera. I had found a spot to set up my tripod away from anyone on the very edge. As soon as I set up my tripod a group of Germans... More 

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