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“A hike, but SO worth it”
Review of Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend
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Ranked #1 of 54 things to do in Page
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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 22, 2014

Like so many other reviewers said, it is indeed a HIKE from the parking lot to the actual area from which you can view the river. We were there with an 8 yr old and an 11 yr old. Our trek from the parking lot to the cliffs was long, especially in the blazing mid-day sun. I am pretty sure that there is no bathroom facility at the cliffs. Also, please remember that this can be a very dangerous place because there are no barriers or fences to keep little ones corralled. That said, our kids LOVED it! Like so many other natural wonders in the western US, this is amazing to see in person. Without seriously upgraded photography equipment, it is difficult to photograph the natural beauty and have it look like the photos that you see. I highly recommend using the panoramic function. A side note- I used a Samsung Galaxy S3 and the daylight photos rivaled my Nikon SLR.

Thank julie p
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is a must-see if you are in Page; it's as stunning as everyone reports. It will take about an hour (hiking up and back; taking photos; absorbing the view). Hike is through sand and some rocks, an incline and decline; not difficult for most but couldn't do in a wheel chair / walker, no stroller (it's not a flat hike). No restrooms, no water / fountains, so arrive prepared! View is amazing. No guard rails...a bit intimidating to go to the edge.

Thank kgellen
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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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