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“Breathtaking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend
Page, AZ
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Page
Type: Hiking Trails
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Owner description: 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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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Horseshoe Bend is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. A little frightening too at the same time. You can just walk up to the edge of the cliff and, if you are not careful, you can easily fall a few hundred meters into the valley. This also adds up to the waw-effect, I guess.
It's a bit further than the NP's but it sure is worth it driving there!
Plus you can combine it with another beauty, Antelope Canyon!

Visited May 2013
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“Hot walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Good view of power of Colorado river and good geography lesson - easy hike but because of heat it can feel long.

Visited August 2013
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“STUNNING VIEWS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This has to be one of the easiest hikes to one of the most stunnings views in North America. Just outside of Page Arizona you will find this well marked site with a paved parking lot and well maintained trail to the canyon edge. Took maybe 15 minutes to walk on a sunny day. We were lucky to not have many people there the morning we visited so we sat on the rim and just took it all in for quite while. If you have small children you will want to keep them close as its a long way down. Well worth the stop if you are in the area.

Visited August 2013
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“Look out below....and above!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This gem is about 10 miles from Antelope Canyon and a 15-20 minute walk from the parking lot. No fees or restrooms and take note of any changes in the weather. Dark clouds and lightning loomed in the distance so we made haste to our destination. Easier said than done. For best results, walk on the outer edges of the sandy path and watch footing on the stoney steps.

Most reviews stress caution near the edge and rightfully so. Accidents can and do happen in scenic overlooks without railings so keep one step ahead of the young ones! Also, most of ledges are just thin layers of rock so be wary!

If you have balance or height issues, try taking pictures lying down. No worries, no shame, just amazing photos! Looking down at Horseshoe Bend, it's easy to get distracted so keep watch above. Luckily, we made it back to cars just minutes before the thundering rain! As the saying goes, the best things in life are free and this takes the cake!

Visited July 2013
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This natural wonder really delivers on the awe factor. It was easy to find, right off the roadway. There was ample parking. Then you have to hike a short distance to get there but it was well worth it. There are no guardrails so it was a bit scary to me because you really have to get very close to the edge to really get the full effect. I only got about about 10 feet away from the edge before the fear of heights kicked in, LOL! But even at that distance it was breathtaking.

Visited August 2013
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