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“Early morning visitors avoid the crowds”
Review of Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend
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US$218,60*
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Antelope Slot Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Day Tour...
Ranked #1 of 57 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 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 AZJNB70
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful, but be careful! In order to get the "perfect" picture you have to get awfully close to the edge. They are in the process of building a safety rail which is needed. I saw a lot of people take some real risks in order to get the perfect picture for their Instagram. Be aware that though it's not far from the highway, a lot of the walk is uphill and the trail is sand. Wear proper shoes and bring water! In spite of the place being crowded, the view is well worth the effort. I also recommend you book a float trip from the Glen Canyon Dam and see Horseshoe Bend down at river level. Beautiful both ways!

Thank Kathy S
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