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 Travel Tips
- 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
- Drive to the parking area and then walk downhill to the overlook.
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80% of people who visit Page include Horseshoe Bend in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
47.12% of people start their Horseshoe Bend visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Horseshoe Bend
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend Reviews & Ratings
The view is stunning. Nothing else to say. There is a fee at the entrance. There is no food or water available for purchase inside, so make sure you pack enough. There is a little walk (20/25 minutes) so bring a hat or sunscreen. It is totally worth the hot weather of the desert.
Unfortunate that you have to pay $10 to park to see a natural landmark, but that’s just how things go these days. Don’t regret doing it though. It’s a little bit of a hike downhill going to the bend. Awesome view! Don’t go too early in the day because the shadows will still be on the bend.
Wonderful place. Just beautiful there. Before you go - $10 for parking, 3/4 mi hike to the place, there’s no shade around, and no drinking water on the trail. Take it with you. Whole thing will probably only take you an hour.
This beautiful horse shaped meander of the Colorado river will leave you speechless. I’m guilty of taking beautiful pictures like many of y’all. But take a minute,sit back and enjoy the creator masterpiece.
Breathtaking view of the famous horse-shoe shaped meander of Colorado River. Pay $10 to park and an easy mile hike down to the view point. Bring some water and a good camera. It’s always crowded but has enough space for everyone. Best $10 ever spent !
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 ?Answer Report Abuse
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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