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“Short hike to great views!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend
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$272.27*
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Colorado River Float Trip from Sedona or Flagstaff
Ranked #1 of 50 things to do in Page
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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.
Boise, Idaho
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“Short hike to great views!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

We were pressed for time, but decided to stop here anyway. We are glad we did. It is a majestic view and really should not be missed. I had never heard of this, and only overheard other folks talking about it at breakfast. The hike is up one side and down the other of a hill that won't kill you. I am a crybaby and it was good.

Visited December 2012
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“Breathtaking site”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

It takes your breath away! Be careful as the edges are really steep and a long way down into the Colorado river! Keep an eye on small children. A perfect spot to watch the sun go down.

Visited October 2012
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“Enjoyed the experience.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

The rest of reviews are pretty accurate. Watch your step. The thin layers of stratified rocks broke easily. Ran into a lot of jackrabbits in the area, which was nice.

Visited December 2012
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Markdorf, Germany
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“Most beautifull spot I've ever been!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

It is a wonderfull spot for taking pictures and to relax. From the parking lot you need to walk 3 Minutes without really seeing your aim. When you are really close, suddenly the dessert ends and you are in front of a deep canyon shaped like a horseshoe with water in green and blue colors. Really, really nice. And for free. Nature is really the best artist on earth!

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“A truly spectacular sight”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

The easy hike to the canyon is about 1.2km. The edge is quite dangerous as it drops about 1000 ft down; but I still saw many families with kids and dogs, which sometimes make you nervous. We arrived at around 11am in December and the bend was covered by the shadow from the cliff; very tricky to take good photos. It helps to study the geology around Colorado River before your trip, you'll have a much better appreciation of the site.

Visited December 2012
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