Horseshoe Bend Trail

MODERATE 71 reviews

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.

1.2 miles 751 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

rocky

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.

hiking
7 days ago

Short easy trail to something beyond amazing.

13 days ago

28 days ago

The view was breathtaking!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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.

walking
2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing view especially at sunset as you face the bend from the east. The hike is really short and easy.

walking
2 months ago

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!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail to a popular overlook. CROWDED!!

hiking
3 months ago

Great view, but very crowded.

walking
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Went for sunrise it was an amazing view!

hiking
4 months ago

It was definitely hot even though I went in the evening. Breathtaking once you get to the area and had an amazing sunset!

4 months ago

Very easy assuming you bring water.

hiking
5 months ago

Definitely moderate .... Up and over a dune to the overlook. Tough to get the full panorama, but beautiful!

hiking
5 months ago

Insane traffic. a brief stroll to an overlook. The overlook of the river was a 5.

5 months ago

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!!