Horseshoe Bend

November 1, 2014

Arizona’s Best: Horseshoe Bend

Paige, AZ

Horseshoe Bend was my favourite sight in the Arizona, even more so than the Grand Canyon itself. I can’t say specifically why but I found much more interesting than the Grand Canyon. It gets its name clearly from the horseshoe shape the Colorado makes as it make meanders it’s way south to the Grand Canyon. The overlook is around 1,000 feet above the Colorado River, making it quite a spectral that no photograph can correctly represent.

View from above

It is located 1/2 a mile south of the Glen Canyon Dam in the town of Page, Arizona. From the parking to the overlook is about 3/4 of a mile walk through desert sands. The path is pretty worn in places making it much easier to climb, but that 3/4 of a mile uphill from the overlook can be pretty trying. Make sure you take some water. Remember, it is a desert and you can get very hot very quickly.

Glen Canyon Dam, 1/2 mile away from Horseshoe Bend
Glen Canyon Dam, 1/2 mile away from Horseshoe Bend

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