Avoid the Crowds at Horseshoe Bend and Explore Waterholes Canyon

An amazing slot canyon hike outside of Page, Arizona

My wife and I hiked Water Holes Canyon from east of highway 89 outside of Page, Arizona. We obtained our $12 permits from the Tribal Parks Office in a trailer next to the LeChee Chapter House as this is part of the Navajo Nation. The parking area is close to Horseshoe Bend but definitely not as crowded.

The path down into the canyon was well marked with cairns and a fairly easy hike.


The map we obtained from the tribal office showed we could hike east as far as the power lines and west to the bridge over Highway 89. We didn't see anyone in the canyon and enjoyed the solitude.


There was sadly some trash and graffiti. A good reminder to respect these places and leave no trace.

Published: November 17, 2017

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Scott Sichler

Redondo Beach

Full-time traveler out exploring in our RV.