Horseshoe Bend Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Page, AZ that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible from January until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Approximately 5 miles (8 km) south of Carl Hayden Visitor Center on U.S. Hwy 89, just south of highway marker 545, turn at the sign onto the dirt road which ascends the small hill. Park at the base of the hill. Vehicles are prohibited beyond the end of the parking lot at the base of the hill.
Short easy trail to something beyond amazing.
The view was breathtaking!
Not a bad trail if you want to share it with hundreds of your not-so, best friends. Extremely busy with tourists. Glad we did it but would love to find a time when it wasn't so darn busy.
I've been very fortunate to have grown up around such stunning trails, and horseshoe bend will leave you breathless...it's better to go right before sunset. I'd say always worth the less than a mile walk. Though it's been awhile since I've gone, I pass by every now and then and have come to realize that it has become very crowded. Anyways if you are ever in the area, be sure to make a stop at this wonderful place.
Amazing view especially at sunset as you face the bend from the east. The hike is really short and easy.
The view itself is absolutely 5 stars! However it's a super easy, short walk more than a hike. I'd give that portion of it like 3 stars. It does get crowded but if you go early enough to grab a good spot you'll be happy! I watched the sunset and wow! What a view! Go!
Easy trail to a popular overlook. CROWDED!!
Great view, but very crowded.
1) You need your wide angle lens to get the entire horseshoe and rim in the shot, 2) there are only a few spots where you can even capture the entire horseshoe, unless you're ready to "go" so getting in closer to the edges is not a factor, 3) they are all occupied by people with tripods that have likely been posted up taking residence for hours, so no use waiting in 100-degree, fully exposed conditions, 4) the water is emerald green due to moss and algae, while it does make for a beautiful photo, the water is not "pristine", 5) I'm probably the only person being truthful in this review, 6) it is still a beautiful, natural wonder...just wish I could have had a better experience
Killer view for a shorter trail, walking up the hill can be tough in the sand & heat, tougher than it looks for a short trail. Well worth it though, becoming a classic place to visit in the SW
Went for sunrise it was an amazing view!
It was definitely hot even though I went in the evening. Breathtaking once you get to the area and had an amazing sunset!
Very easy assuming you bring water.
Definitely moderate .... Up and over a dune to the overlook. Tough to get the full panorama, but beautiful!
Insane traffic. a brief stroll to an overlook. The overlook of the river was a 5.
Busy but totally worth it! The hike isn't too bad, a bit steep in a couple places but the view is amazing! Taking a panoramic on your phone gets a great photo! Also a GoPro captures the whole river bend! Beautiful!!