Horseshoe Bend Trail

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Horseshoe Bend Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Page, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

bugs

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
2 days ago

A really great view not that long or hard of a walk. But be prepared to get sand in your boots. Also parking is limited and there’s a lot of tourists. If you need to go to the bathroom do it before you start the trail.

3 days ago

Poor parking, heavily trafficked. beautiful view at the half way decent.

hiking
5 days ago

This is a walk in loose dirt up a medium grade slope, and down the other side toward the canyon. And, this is a tourist stop for busloads of people who don't know hiking etiquette. That being said, its free and fabulous. It's a must-see for any nature lover, hiker, photographer, etc.
Try to avoid this during peak seasons or on weekends, to ensure the trail isn't over-populated AND that you can find parking.
Like everyone else says in these reviews, the view is incredible. It doesn't matter how many times you've been, it's always lovely to see. I typically stop here for a breath of fresh air on my way to Zion from Phoenix.
Quick, short hike with an iconic view. ...and perfect desktop wallpaper picture opportunity.

hiking
6 days ago

This was the most trafficked trail I’ve ever hiked and I hiked it on a Wednesday morning. It’s a huge tourist attraction. But the hike to Horseshoe Bend was very short and the view was incredible. Despite the crowds it was definitely worth going. I would recommend!

7 days ago

Short walk for amazing views! The hike back to the parking lot is pretty steep. Make sure you get there early to beat the crowds.

walking
20 days ago

Short distance walk but with an amazing view! It gets crowded and very hot in summer time so hydrate!

29 days ago

The colors of the river and rock are absolutely amazing and so worth the short hike over! Absolutely stunning

walking
1 month ago

I’d give the views of the place a 10/10 if I could. But the fact that there are SO many people that you can’t really enjoy it killed the buzz. On top of the fact that it is a long drive from SOAZ or Central AZ.

1 month ago

Very cool

1 month ago

Try and get there as early as possible because the parking lot at this place is absolutely insane! It is way too over crowded and people don’t pay attention to where they’re going. The view is absolutely amazing and it’s a must see but I’m only giving it 4 stars because of how crazy the parking situation is.

hiking
1 month ago

Short hike, crowded and need to wear good shoes. Sand covered rock makes for an easy slip. Saw a couple people go down. Was very windy and got sand in my eye on a couple occasions. Was there early evening, maybe its better at sunset but was not impressed.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful view! Worth driving around for 15 minutes looking for a parking spot (around sunset). It can get a bit windy, so you might want to bring something to cover up. Make sure you bring water and be prepared for crowds.

1 month ago

Beautiful overlook. Very busy

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this hike short but always wanted to see it

1 month ago

What a view! We went on a day that was 105 degrees so it made it a little tougher but still pretty easy trail, worth the time if your around Page AZ

hiking
1 month ago

Short, boring hike until you reach the overlook, but it's an incredible sight once there.

1 month ago

bring water many ppl did it without water and were struggling

1 month ago

Although it was very very crowded with people the hike is super easy takes about 10 minutes to get there and once you do it’s breath taking! The noise of everyone around you fades and it’s beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail, a little more than a a mile round trip from the parking lot. Definitely worth the beautiful view!

hiking
1 month ago

we went at sunset and the views cannot be beat. The hike is up and over a large hill. Very windy and sandy so sunglasses and blanket or something to cover with is reccomended. Also grab a spot early because it gets SUPER crowded. A beautiful iconic spot!

1 month ago

Although crowded, an AMAZING VIEW. Made it there right at sunset. If you move to the right you’ll find less and less people while still great views. Take your time for there are steep inclines that could send you over the edge.

hiking
1 month ago

It’s very crowded but for a reason...the view is incomparable and it’s purely amazing. Definitely worth it, very easy walking trail.

1 month ago

Stunning!

hiking
2 months ago

Did this trail at sunset. Absolutely beautiful!! Trail is not hard but there is a big hill up and down

hiking
2 months ago

This is less of a nature hike and more of a scenic viewing site just off of the highway. It’s a hot, unshaded walk to the breathtaking view of the river.

2 months ago

Get away from all those people - head to the north. The view is better and there are a LOT less people. Beautiful at sunset!

hiking
2 months ago

We definitely recommend stopping here, just be prepared for a crowd - especially at sunset. It's popular because it's just so beautiful! The hike is short and relatively easy, although some older family members had to take a couple of breaks. There are benches conveniently placed along the trail for this.
We also went back in the middle of the night and there wasn't a single person there. We planned it based on moon set so we could look at the stars. Bring flashlights, sweaters, and be super careful around the edge (there's no railings).

hiking
2 months ago

This is well worth the walk over the hill! Short trek with a steep start but the overlook area has a lot of different ways to look down to this amazing view. There will be a lot of people, but just be a little patience since everyone is coming and going frequently. Enjoy!

hiking
2 months ago

Great view worth the climb lots of people.. various angles to take amazing pics

hiking
2 months ago

Such a spectacular view.. easy to get to and worth the hike to it. A lot of people go there so you may run into crowds while observing the view.

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