Horseshoe Bend

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Horseshoe Bend
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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, 4 miles south of the Glen Canyon Dam, and 7 miles north of mile zero of the Grand Canyon.
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riley127
Westerville, OH170 contributions
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Definitely Worth Stopping! The hike to see Horseshoe Bend takes about 20 mins. It is pretty flat and easy - we did it in sneakers and had no issues. There isn’t shade, so if you’re going on a hot, sunny day, take the appropriate precautions (water, sunscreen, hat, etc). It is absolutely beautiful and so easy to get amazing pictures! There is a minimal fee to get in (based on car not per person).
Written March 31, 2022
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caribbeantraveler91
Pennsylvania1,164 contributions
Because this is one of the attractions in Page, we decided to stop. The entrance fee was $10, and it was a little over a half mile walk to get to it, I believe. It's just a small stone trail, pretty much flat, except for a small incline on the way back. Quite a few people were there marveling at this beautiful creation and taking pictures. There are several lookouts, and you can also climb some of the rocks to get a different view. Great place to spend a little time and take in the earth's beauty.
Written June 23, 2022
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magnoliaeleven
Reno, NV4,653 contributions
We were in the area of Page, AZ and knew that Horseshoe Bend was nearby. We did not initially realize how close it was to where we were staying and that it was basically on our way to Antelope Canyon which we were going to visit as well.

We were able to find it easily off Highway 89. We were told the area is managed by the City of Page and they charge $10.00 for personal vehicles which seemed very reasonable.

The trail begins at the parking lot area and is well maintained. We also noticed a couple of shelters which we assume are for those hot Arizona days. The trail takes about 15 minutes at a leisurely pace and is easy for the majority of folks.

The views from the overlook are beautiful and looked just like those pictures we have seen online. We took a few minutes to appreciate the views and took pictures before heading back to the parking lot. There are vault toilets that appear to be well maintained.

If you find yourself in the area of Page you must check out!
Written February 7, 2022
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Heidi Z
Laughlin, NV101 contributions
I've been waiting a long time to see this and it was definitely worth the wait! It is stunningly beautiful and looks as good in person as it does in every photo I have ever seen, meaning that it doesn't need filters or Photoshop.
Even though there is a National Park Service sign, the pathway is not maintained by the NPS, so expect to pay a $10 per car entrance fee. Absolutely worth it.
The walk is about a half-mile and an easy walk both ways. It's downhill on the way there and uphill on the way back, but not too steep. I'd suggest staying on the path because we saw a small rattlesnake just off the path. Watch your kids and dogs!
We were there near the end of October in the late afternoon on a windy, chilly day, so it wasn't too crowded. We did get sandblasted by the wind, though. It stung, but again, worth it!
We were able to get amazing photos and are so happy we were able to see this stunningly beautiful place!
Written December 14, 2020
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Trisha H
Middletown, NY52 contributions
Horseshoe Bend was a bucket list place to visit. I had read online that sunset was a good time to go, however, I do not recommend going at sunset because the sun will be setting behind it and you will burn your retinas trying to look at it and get too much glare for any photos to come out good. If I went again I would go maybe midday. Also a shocking amount of people there due to social media hype.
Written October 13, 2021
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Scott
San Francisco, CA4,938 contributions
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The view is definitely beautiful. It's a simple walk from the parking lot to the overlook. There are plenty of clean public bathrooms. It will cost you $10, but I guess that's reasonable as long as the money is being spent to support the site.

This isn't the place you'll spend more than about 10 or 15 minutes. If you're staying in page, this is easily doable as an impromptu jaunt from the hotel.

I'm not a photography expert, but I think the best time to visit would be if the sun is directly overhead or just about to set. When I visited there were some significant shadows making a panoramic photo less than perfect.
Written February 8, 2021
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Stacy B
Warner Robins, GA17 contributions
Seeing this iconic view in person is breathtaking! There was even someone having a wedding there, so apparently you can hold events there. Not sure if that cost extra (probably). We did have to pay a fee and walk about a quarter of a mile, I thought it would be a drive up viewing (like many other Grand Canyon views), but it wasn’t.
Written June 27, 2022
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FifiBojangles
Bolingbrook, IL442 contributions
This is a nice site to see. Not a lot to it but it looks great. The National Parks pass should work here. The city of Page set up a parking lot with pay booths between the road and the Horseshoe bend to take advantage of people.
Written June 2, 2021
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WanderingWithUsTwo
Phoenix, AZ737 contributions
From Phoenix, the canyon is around 5.5 hours driving. While here you can also visit Antelope Canyon and you are within a 2 hour drive of the Grand Canyon north and south rim. Since our last visit they have changed a few things. They recently added in a paved parking lot and entrance kiosk along with several bathrooms. Since this area is run by the city there are no discounts available including park passes so everyone must pay $10 per vehicle. Once you park it is about a 15 minute walk to the viewpoint via a flat dirt path with a slight decline. Once you reach the edge of the canyon, you’ll see that there are several fences and concrete put in place now to prevent risky behaviors and falls. Although these fences can get in the way of your full-body pictures, you can still get really good photos of Horseshoe Bend without the added risk. If you prefer to get the more traditional picture sitting next to the edge there are still several areas that are not fenced off but it can be very risky. We don’t suggest sitting too close to the edge but instead opt to create the illusion by taking the photo from a higher angle. Because there are no hikes or additional things to do here this can be an easy stop to make that will take under an hour. It can get very crowded as well so if you want to avoid crowds we suggest visiting in the morning. This location is also pet-friendly so it is worth visiting with your whole family if you’re ever in the area. Also, if you look closely at the picture you can see a small campground near the base!
- @wanderingwithustwo
Written June 15, 2020
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Shirley L
Aurora, CO242 contributions
I was under whelmed by Horseshoe Bend. Perhaps it was all the people. Maybe it's because I had rafted the Grand Canyon. Do be aware that there is a $10 charge to enter the parking area. This site is managed by the city of Page, AZ and not by the Glenn Canyon Recreation Area. There is a walk out that seemed a bit difficult for some. It is totally exposed so take water.
Written May 4, 2022
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