Horseshoe Bend Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Page, Arizona 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.
Super crowded at sunset but beautiful nonetheless
Worth the stop. It's a very short trail, but take water. Very popular, but worth the small amount of calories burned to see it.
Quick easy hike that is 3/4 of a mile with amazing views and it's usually packed, but definitely worth it.
Quick 3/4 of a mile hike, breathtaking view. Would recommend coming out in the winter to avoid crazy tourist season.
**** dog friendly ****
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.