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Review of Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Page
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Horseshoe Bend is the intimate Grand Canyon experience (although technically located in Glen Canyon.) The trailhead to this 3/4 mile hike is located just outside of Page, Arizona. It overlooks one of the most spectacular views on the Colorado River, 4 miles south of the Glen Canyon Dam, and 7 miles north of mile zero of the Grand Canyon.
Reviewed 29 June 2018

It's a short walk from the parking lot to the overlook but be sure to bring enough water because it can get very hot. At the overlook you'll have an amazing view on Horseshoe Bend.

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This natural wonder is very popular for a reason! It is the most photographed place in the Grand Canyon! When you wander up to the edge and get your first glimpse of the plunge to the river below and the way the colors interact it will take your breath away! Head down towards the right side to get away from the crowds. That side also has some areas where you can get up a little higher (if you are willing to climb just a little) for some good shots down toward the canyon with you favorite friend or family in the foreground!
Now, a word of warning... the hike from the parking lot to the canyon is not far, but it is fairly strenuous unless you are in pretty good shape. The path from the parking lot leads up a hill that is mostly sand and is pretty tiring. Then you walk downhill for quite a way to the canyon. That part is not awful. The walk back is no joke. All of that distance you walked down on the way there, you now are walking uphill on the way back. There are some rocks you can walk on to stay out of the sand, but this walk will take your breath away, especially when it is hot. Bring water with you, wear a hat, and definitely sunscreen. They are working on a path that goes around the giant hill in the middle, but it was not complete when we were there (April 2018).
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Thank DRroadrunner
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Wear Sunscreen in Summer - Zero Shade, easy 1 mile hike on a dirt track but the view is worth the hike. It is currently free so enjoy that perk, Navajo tribe is planning to charge pretty soon.

Lot of people will go to crazy extent and take risks to get that perfect shot. One time deal :(

Thank Harry37NewYorkCity
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

While this landmark was interesting, the crowds and the heat made us wonder why we took the long walk to see it.

Thank Terri G
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

The dusty 3/4 mile hike is worth it. The view is outstanding. There are no guard rails on the viewing area. The wind can come up at any second. Our guide on the Upper Antelope Canyon tour mentioned in the very near future, the Native Americans plan to start charging to park at Horseshoe Bend.

Thank AZCoachJ
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