Horseshoe Bend

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  • Address: U.S. 89, Page, AZ 86040, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Trail, View Point, River, Family And Kids, Canyon, Nature

Horseshoe Bend - Review

This overlook over the Colorado River is one of the most dramatic sights you’ll find on the grand canyon. From the top of the meander’s mesa is a 1000 feet or 300 metre drop into the water. The red sandstone canyon walls, the aquamarine mineral rich water below and the blue sky above all create a ridiculously good photo opportunity. Throw in a sunset and words literally cannot describe the beauty of this place.

An important distinction to note is that this guide is not directing you to the top of the mesa itself. Rather, from the US Route 89, about 4 miles south of the Glen Canyon Dam, there is a 1.5 kilometer access trail that will take you to an overlook above Horseshoe Bend. The mesa itself is on the other side of the river.

Horseshoe Bend Information

  • Don’t wear flip flops. Wear sturdy shoes.
  • Don’t let kids mess around the edge.
  • Bring lots of water. This can get HOT.

Horseshoe Bend Opening and Closing Hours

  • Visitor Center: 9:00 am to 4:30pm.

How To reach Horseshoe Bend by Public Transport

  • Drive to the parking area and then walk downhill to the overlook.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Horseshoe Bend

  • 95% of people who visit Page include Horseshoe Bend in their plan

  • 39.55% of people start their Horseshoe Bend visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Horseshoe Bend

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

94.86% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Horseshoe Bend

People normally club together Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park And Antelope Canyon and Waterholes Canyon while planning their visit to Horseshoe Bend.

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Horseshoe Bend, Page Reviews

  • The absolute best time to see Horseshoe Bend is during a sunrise or more preferably a sunset. Arizona is know for it's vibrant skies during summer sunsets and this won't disappoint. The horseshoe bend/canyon itself is quite a view, lovely red rocks with blue and green water rushing through. ITS A MUST SEE OF THE SOUTHWEST!! Arizona stays fairly hot so avoid June through August if possible, or bring plenty of water. ☺️

  • Very picturesque. Great photo opportunities. Beautiful view. Make sure to wear good shoes and take water with you while hiking. The colors of the canyon are unbelievable. You can climb some of the rocks and take lots of beautiful photos from there. Lots of parking space as well. Loved being there and seeing all the wonders of the canyon

  • Came for the sunset on the way from antelope canyon. Was a beautiful and breathtaking view. Was packed on spring break but still got a good spot and view. One of my favorite spots. Parking was free and there are plenty of public restrooms for everybody. They do have a no drone warning so that is a little downside but understandable. Also a little distance walk from the parking to the edges. Overall it is great. Be safe around here!

  • BEAUTIFUL VIEW! We woke up early to go see this beauty at sunrise-Definitely worth it! I’m sure it’s beautiful during the day but when we drove by it later that morning (around 10am) it was beyond packed! So be the early riser and go before the crowd! There is a small walk to the view that includes sand and some rocks so wear some good shoes if you don’t want sand all over! Definitely worth a stop and view!!!

  • Wow. It was a worth the drive from Vegas. 30 minutes hike one way. Viewing area was under construction (May 2018) but didn’t matter. Keep your kids close. No rail to stop you from falling. Can be very scary and dangerous. Limited parking. Very busy in the afternoon.

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