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Address: Page, AZ
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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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Watch your step!

The view is phenomenal, but there's nothing to stop you from going right over the edge - so watch the kids. The hike from the parking lot is not that far, but it is over a small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The view is phenomenal, but there's nothing to stop you from going right over the edge - so watch the kids. The hike from the parking lot is not that far, but it is over a small hill, through sand, and the temperature can exceed 100. So bring good shoes, a hat, and water.

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Thank Eric H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is really beautiful view. There is no infrastructure over there. You park the car and walk 2,5 miles (maybe) up and down hill to get there. Take water, it is hot. For better picture with no shadow, go at midday.

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Thank Nina L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely divine! Visit this site just before sunset... the colors, the reflections and the lighting during this time is just perfect! It is free to get to and visit this site.. very close to the main town of Page.. around 15 min. To get to the site, there is a small hike.. not very stressful.

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Boaz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Is just off the highway. Would classify it easy to moderate walking. The view is fantastic, even if you are afraid of heights. AND it is free!

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Roseville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found Horseshoe Bend was along the way in our travels and stopped. It was busy and it is quite a hike from the parking area to the viewpoint but well worth it. Great views where you will take a lot of pictures. When we were there it was not hot but there was a sign at the parking area... More 

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Shell Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Want a new perspective on life, come stand and take in this beauty. Anyone of any age can do this. One of the highlights of our trip was definately seeing horse shoe bend and the Grand Canyon!

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Marion, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a scenic area. It is about a 1 mile walk with 1/2 up hill and half downhill. You would have to hand over the 1000 ft. cliff to get the photo shot you see in advertisements. It's free. Take water. There are other places you can go to see river bends greater than 180 degrees but none as... More 

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Idaho Falls, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This seems to be on the regular stops for tour buses. Hike from the parking lot to the canyon edge is about 3/4 mile each way. Uphill and then downhill both directions. Trail is mixture of sand and rock. There are no restrooms or other amenities at this area so bring your own water and sunscreen. It's a long drop... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While I am glad that we did take the time to stop at Horseshoe Bend, I was a little disappointed. It is almost impossible to get at the vantage point to take a photo similar to the one we are used to seeing. It is still an amazing place, and the geology is so interesting.

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Thank Linda H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth the walk, be brave and take incredible photos, watching young people sit and dangle their legs over the edge

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