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“What a view!”
Review of Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend
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$195.74*
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Antelope Slot Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Day Tour from Flagstaff
Ranked #1 of 54 things to do in Page
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Reviewed March 21, 2014

First, it is a hike in and out of here, with lots of fine, soft sand, although our son with asthma handled it okay. Crazy tourists were standing on the edge of the cliff for a photo, I don't recommend due to the flimsy nature of layered sandstone! Hard to find a good spot to capture the whole horseshoe, but definitely worth the look and a few photos

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stopped off on our way out of Page to visit Horseshoe Bend and glad that we did. It's about a 15 minute walk from the parking lot, mostly downhill. The view is amazing and inspiring. It's hard to get the nerve up to get close enough to the edge to see or take pictures of the full horseshoe but we were happy with it anyway. The trail in most parts is very soft sand and more strenuous than walking on gravel or paved travel. You may want to bring a bottle of water if it's a hot day.

Thank bethanynd
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Generally, you are going there to take pictures of a single iconic view. But that view is spectacular. Time of day is important, we chose sunset and were rewarded with lots of great shots over several hours.

There is about a half mile hike over a hill and back between the parking area and the overlook.

Be careful, there are no guard rails. You can walk right up to (and over if you are not careful) the edge. A few years ago a careless Greek tourist fell 600 feet to his death.

This is a top 3 must-see if you are spending time in Page, AZ.

Thank InquiringMind99
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had taken a river rafting excursion and saw Horseshoe Bend from the river. The view from up above is amazing! It is a bit of a walk/hike to get to it, but well worth it.

Thank Elizabeth P
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

After a long hiking trip, I really didn't want to walk anywhere else, but my photographer husband convinced me. While the hike to see this view is only 3/4 of a mile round trip, keep in mind that it's in soft sand, and a good portion of it is uphill. Also, there aren't restroom facilities. Once there, the view . . . you don't have words for how beautiful it is. I'll keep this image locked in my mind for the rest of my life. That being said, it's a bit of a dangerous view. It would be nice if they put up a rail so you could look and enjoy without fear.

Thank emgailm
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