Horseshoe Bend Trail

MODERATE 256 reviews

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 best used from January until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
754 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

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hiking
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nature trips
2 days ago

Checked this off the bucket list in March 2017 and back again August 2017. The weather was definitely more pleasant and more crowded in March. August was just HOT! But the views were still awesome! It was hard to take the perfect picture without having to worry about falling down the canyon. Just the thought of the ground possibly giving way under you is enough to deter even what could possibly be the best selfie ever ;)

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walking
4 days ago

This walk is a means to an end, as it's just a wide sandy path about a half mile long. Expect a packed parking lot and path. The path ends at the edge of the cliff overlooking the Colorado River. People are free to roam and spend however long they want. Horseshoe Bend can be viewed from a number of angles and it's all very breathtaking! The people will spread out and this is a great place to eat lunch, rock-hop, and find a secluded area to just sit and enjoy the view. There are no barriers or roped off sections, so sit as close as you dare! I dared quite a bit. Beware the wind that often whips up the canyon walls. Approaching the cliff edge is best done on all fours or crouching/crawling. A camera is a must! Nobody will believe you didn't take pictures with a fish-eye lens :)

hiking
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8 days ago

Stunning view, but too much people

10 days ago

This was a beautiful sight to see. Hot up there but really worth it to view. Breathtaking.

hiking
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hiking
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14 days ago

It's a cool spot but don't let the pictures fool you. there are hundreds of people there !

hiking
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17 days ago

Worth the view! Just make sure to get there early. It can get crowded pretty fast!

hiking
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hiking
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