Horseshoe Bend

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  • Address: U.S. 89, Page, AZ 86040, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • 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 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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TripHobo Highlights for Horseshoe Bend

  • Horseshoe Bend Address: U.S. 89, Page, AZ 86040, United States
  • Horseshoe Bend Timing: 24-hrs
  • Horseshoe Bend Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Horseshoe Bend(preferred time): 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Horseshoe Bend: 01:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Horseshoe Bend

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

  • 47.12% of people start their Horseshoe Bend visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

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

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Horseshoe Bend

People normally club together Glen Canyon Dam Overlook and Waterholes Canyon while planning their visit to Horseshoe Bend.

People also prefer to start their day with Horseshoe Bend.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Horseshoe Bend, Page Reviews

  • I have visited the bend twice. In general, due to the fact that it is so close to the highway and requires little effort to experience I would consider this a must see if you are in the Page area. My fist visit was in January mid-week and there was only a handful of visitors. During that visit there were no "human modifications" to the area and it was very serene and beautiful. It was an awesome experience.. Recently, our second visit on a busy holiday weekend was very different. There were literally busloads of people. The short trail from the parking to the bend was like an ant trail of folks going back and forth to the viewpoint. It was not as peaceful. They have recently begun working on a pathway to make the hike even easier and I suppose to protect the vegetation. They have put up a viewing platform with a railing which offers some peace of mind, especially for families with younger children. Stop and spend an half hour or so and see the amazing view.

  • Fantastic views. It's entirely breath taking. It's a good 20-30 minute hike from the parking lot, but it's an easy incline that anyone could do. Bring plenty of water and a hat - it gets pretty darn hot and there is no shade or water along the way. On the downside, parking is absolutely miserable. The lot is very small for the amount of people that visit. Do not park on the side of road, we saw people getting towed. Bathrooms are available in the parking lot. Free parking and attraction.

  • Wonderful place to visit! Very close to Page city in Arizona. Has large parking place, but due to high number of tourists could be full in the mid times or in the afternoon. The platform is fenced and provides very nice overview over the Horseshoe bend. I would recommend to visit it before afternoon to avoid tourists crowds.

  • You couldn’t ask for a better place to get a killer shot of the horseshoe. Mild hike to a really beautiful scenery. I have done it several times, at different times of the year. Never a disappointment for me. In the evening before sunset it tends to get busy, I will say human kind still rocks! People will help take pics and will ask if you could assist in taking a pic for them. It’s a great place to be. Everyone there is looking for a great memory.

  • It's beautiful, but too crowded. In fact, I feel like I now know why there are so many pictures of people's feet hanging over the edge... Because it's the only way to get a picture there without being photo-bombed! I would definitely suggest you either go early in the morning or late in the evening. Sunset might even provide some nice pictures. Otherwise, go to check it out, but don't expect to be able to enjoy it or get a good photo, because you may as well be at a theme park. *Note: A warning sign says wear a hat, take at least 1 liter of water, and don't wear sandals. I literally did the opposite in all 3 cases and was fine. In fact, we didn't take any water at all, but we were in and out in about 30 minutes. Partly because we had other places to go and partly because the press of the crowd was getting overwhelming and I was ready to get out of there!

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Horseshoe bend
  • L&G Quick questions ? I'd like to understand how much is the cost of ticket to enter in horseshoe bend?, plus if I want to take any trip across the Colorado River, are there some excursions whreby can take at the when I arrive ?

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    • Hi,

      The Horseshoe Bend near the town of Page in Arizona does not require a ticket to enter unless you have booked a guided tour. In that case, you will have to pay the guide. There are many tour options available to reach Horseshoe Bend. 

      Some of the attractions in Page, AR that are worth checking out include John Wesley Powell Museum, Antelope Canyon, Lower Antelope Canyon, Glen Canyon Dam Bridge, Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, Navajo Village Heritage Center, Waterholes Canyon, and Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park among many others. 

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