Plenty of parking, the sheer size of the bend allows for plenty of room. Duration: 1 hour.

Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona is classic bucket list material and for good reason. Even if they don’t know what it’s called or where it is, everyone has seen this famous spot somewhere. Rest assured; pictures cannot convey the massive scale of this place. From your vantage point 1,000 feet above the Colorado River, the deep blue of the water starkly contrasts with the carved sandstone walls making for a stunning scene that you’ll never forget. The view will never look the same during your visits; the color of the walls and water change colors depending on what time of day you're there.

Getting here is simple; it’s right off Highway 89 and is hard to miss. The large lot means you never have to compete with the crowds for parking. The temperature varies greatly depending on the time of year and it can be quite windy on the edge of the cliff, so come prepared and be careful. The weather can change very quickly so be sure to check the weather report before venturing out. A wide angle lens or fish eye lens is definitely necessary if you want to capture the entire bend in your shots. Explore above the rim to get the best unobstructed view. There can be a lot of tourists here, but it’s so big that it will never feel crowded.

Pack List

  • Camera with wide angle lens
  • Tripod
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothes depending on the weather
  • Water
  • Snacks
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RT Distance 1.5 Miles
Activities Chillin, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Family Friendly
Groups
River
Scenic

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HorseShoe Bend

I’ve seen Horse Shoe Bend on my gram feed for the longest time ever, and when I found out I was going to Page to the Antelope Canyon’s I knew it not gunna past this up since it was only 9 minutes away! When we got there there’s a parking lot and I first thought it would just be over the hill. But no haha.! It’s quite a bit of a hike so prepare yourselves 😊 but the view is spectacular.

View is Incredible

The View is incredible...as is the volume of tourists present!

Breathtaking

The view from the top literally took my breath away. Despite the crowds, you will get to take in the view and get your grams.


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