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Horseshoe Bend: a breathtaking panorama

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Horseshoe Bend is a spectacular formation in Arizona, formed by the Colorado River. The loop of the river, called a meander, encircles the monumental plateau sculpted by time with its green and blue waters. This rock formation offers a landscape in the shape of a horseshoe.

The viewpoint is easy to access. It’s just sublime! If you’re visiting the Page region, this is clearly a must-see!

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Practical information

  • Access parking: This viewpoint is located approximately 7 kilometers southwest of Page. On US 89, head south past the Walmart supermarket and continue to mile 545. A sign on the right indicates the entrance to the parking lot. The trailhead to Horseshoe Bend starts here.
  • Park entrance: open daily. The site is accessible from sunrise to sunset.
  • Price: $10/vehicle, $5/motorcycle.
    The America the Beautiful Pass (also known as the Interagency Annual Pass) IS NOT ACCEPTED.
    For more information on this link.
  • Viewpoint access: 20-25 minutes’ walk one way. You’ll have to cross over to the other side of the hill, a round trip of 2.4 kilometers.
  • Note: the trail is in direct sunlight! Take something to protect yourself and water (essential!)! If you’d like to take a break, small shelters are available along the way.

Horseshoe Bend is clearly a miracle of nature, carved out by the waters of the Colorado River over the course of a thousand years!

Horseshoe Bend

In September 2022, at the time of our visit, barriers and platforms had just been installed to secure the viewpoint, which is located on a cliff face!

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Mylène

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