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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Amazing views! Sandy terrain

Stunning views! The hike on loose sand sounded a bit intimidating, but wasn’t too difficult at all. Loved it!

Breathtaking

I'd seen thousands of pictures of Horseshoe Bend, but when I actually got there it was breathtaking. Pictures cannot do it justice.

Not for Everyone

Personally not worth the crazy crowds, unless perhaps winter is a different story, for a view that has been a bit over exposed. But to each their own.


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