Horseshoe Bend Trail

EASY 585 reviews

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
1 day ago

This was fun with some friends from out of state, it was 100 degrees and the hill can be tough for some, take it slow and lots of water in the summer.

hiking
2 days ago

Very easy hike with a beautiful view!

hiking
3 days ago

Been here several times but I will warn you to expect to have to pay for a shuttle. The city of page now close the parking lot 1000-1700 and you must use a shuttle service to view. Basically everything in this area requires a shuttle or tour

hiking
4 days ago

A very easy trail, there is no shade and it is in the open. You can not longer park at the trailhead instead you will have to take the shutter from town. The signs indicating parking for the shutter are on the side of the road. The view of the bend is magnificent. The only issue that I could foresee if the dust and cold air on windy days so bring water and a face mask .

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful view. Glad I saw it, but wouldn’t do it again, however, due to the amount of people.

hiking
19 days ago

Super easy! Dog friendly. Quick walk from the parking lot to an amazing view.

hiking
23 days ago

Definitely wouldn’t make a special trip for it. But thankful it brought us up north for some of the other hikes we accomplished. Atleast we can say we’ve seen it.

26 days ago

Not really a hike, but a must do if you are in the area! Went in the morning and it made for a lot of shadows so we went back again later in the day and got much better pictures.

29 days ago

Parking lot was not super large, recommend getting there early. This was almost more of a scenic lookout than a hike. Took about 10 minutes to walk down and 10 to walk back. Lots of bathrooms which were pretty well maintained. Great stop during our long day drive.

1 month ago

Super easy trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty easy hike to see something that I have only seen in many photos. Very beautiful.

1 month ago

short hike very beautiful place a lot of people I enjoyed

1 month ago

Extremely easy trail, pretty flat, you can wear flip flops even (I did). The view is outstanding once you get there, you’ll definitely wanna bring your camera! But beware the vertigo

hiking
1 month ago

High rating for the view but not the crowds. This place can be packed and packing is painful during construction. Go early, take in the view and head back.

1 month ago

Very busy over the Christmas break and somewhat challenging to access if you didn’t arrive early enough to park in the small parking lot. Very much enjoyed the views but did not enjoy the overcrowded viewpoint and trail.

1 month ago

One of those scenes that feel super fake. It's such a pretty sight!

As a note, please don't be one of those people that just leave your garbage in the parking lot. It looked so horrible in the parking lot.

walking
1 month ago

So beautiful. Go at sunset for amazing colors reflected on to the canyon walls. There are a TON of tourists but if you move out to either side you can have some time to yourself. A must see in page.

hiking
2 months ago

It's a sandy incline up to the top, but there is a convenient gazebo along the way, if needed. Be careful when you arrive as there are no barriers on the rim of the overlook. However the views of the winding Colorado River 1000 ft. below are breathtaking!

2 months ago

Too many tourist.

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful scenery! Very short walk small hill at the beginning. Took less than an hour to walk there take pictures and walk back.

hiking
2 months ago

Very short hike in. Visited in the off season, and went for the sunset. It was still very busy, so get there well in advance. Take a blanket so you can sit along the edge and hang out.

hiking
2 months ago

Oct 6 2018- we started at about 650 am. Parking was fine. It was a short easy hike with lots of other people. Beautiful scenery and views of horseshoe bend. We were done in a little under an hour, with time for lots of pictures.

2 months ago

Short sandy walk over to horseshoe bend. Was very busy but a beautiful thing to see. Walk over from car park is about 10 minutes. Lots of parking and toilets at the trailhead. If you want to miss the crowds definitely head-over at sunrise/early morning. Also beware rumour is they are going to start charging $25 per person to go see horeshoe bend so get there fast before that happens

2 months ago

Beautiful and easy hike. Definitely wear closed toe shoes as there are a lot of rocks on the trail. If possible, try to do the hike on a weekday. The parking is very limited. I hiked this trail on a Wednesday in September. Tons of hikers even though it was a week day. I tried again on Thanksgiving and got stuck in traffic trying to get to the parking lot. I could see a nearly continous line of hikers from 0.25 miles away from the entrance.

scenic driving
3 months ago

Short hike to amazing views, we spent a couple hours here enjoying the scenery. Horseshoe Bend is a must see, but pretty busy spot.

hiking
3 months ago

Busy but worth it! Stay hydrated ok

walking
3 months ago

Nice to see! We made this a pit stop on our drive from Flagstaff to Zion. We had a 10:30 am antelope canyon tour so stopped by here before. It was cool to see but not the best lighting yet at 8:30 in the morning. It’s a quick pit stop. Spent about 35 min here. Came back after our tour finished at noon because we weren’t in a hurry to get to Zion. Lighting was much better. Would recommend to see if you’re in the area. Not something I would go out of my way for though.

hiking
3 months ago

Crowded but worth it.

3 months ago

Go for sunrise! View is amazing, tourists are not.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun stop at sunrise. Trail is sandy and descends to the viewpoint and is great to fly down. Canyon rim will be filled with photographers, but plenty of room to wander. Fairly flat areas to just run free and explore on the red rock await at the end of trail.

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