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

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

3 days ago

Stunning!

hiking
7 days ago

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

hiking
13 days 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.

21 days 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
26 days 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
28 days 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
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy “hike” in to see an absolutely immense landscape. Worth every minute.

1 month ago

WOW!!!

1 month ago

Beautiful, went early morning at 7:00 am to beat the crowd . However, lol many were in the same page as us . Beautiful scenery .

hiking
1 month ago

Incredible views, short and easy hike. If you're really not in good shape you wont find the 200ft of elevation gain enjoyable, but it's definitely worth it for the view.

1 month ago

The hike is easy but if you do it in the middle of summer and don’t have enough water you may get your butt kicked (..Zona). There are a lot of tour busses and people but the views are worth it.

Not as much a hike as a short walk from a parking lot, along a well trodden path, to a cliff. Great view.
For the future it looks as if they're building an observation platform.

1 month ago

Super easy hike, with beautiful views. Get there early, because there are a ton of tourists around if you’re there later in the afternoon.

walking
1 month ago

Oh my....lots of lots of people...maybe you can try in the winter...when is really cold; to avoid the multitude...of tourist

1 month ago

Beautiful view, but overcrowded and totally full of trash and tour buses

1 month ago

Very pretty, but I went on a Tuesday and it was still crowded as all get out

hiking
2 months ago

Very accessible trail that’s short. Super crowded, but it’s a nice stop if you’re in the area with great views. Probably don’t need more than 30 minutes here.

hiking
2 months ago

We went this morning little after 9am. No problem with parking. It was already getting crowded with many hikers. I would suggest to walk to the right and climb the rocks, to get away from crowds, and enjoy the view in quite atmosphere.
Views from the top are amazing and worth it the hike.
There is no railings so keep your kids and dogs near you. They are building new trails and look out.

2 months ago

This trail is a neat hike up over a hump and straight down to the lookout. Its about .75mi from car to the edge and .75mi back. Once at the ledge you can climb up higher on the rocks to get the best views. You can see for miles and miles and straight down to the horseshoe. construction is under way for a viewing platform too. the walk back up the hill is a good incline and rocky uneven footing. also, parking can be very busy so plan accordingly and bring lots of water!

walking
2 months ago

Awesome view but way too many people. Very short easy hike.

2 months ago

The crowds almost ruin the experience. Hard to find an unoccupied vista.

2 months ago

Amazing, pictures don’t do it justice.

hiking
2 months ago

Crowded, but well worth the view. There’s a higher rock formation that you can climb up to get better views and pictures.

Note: Technically, you need a permit to hike here. However, no one checks for this.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome

scenic driving
2 months ago

Incredible place that is so so special. Horseshoe Bend is a short little hike from the dirt parking lot. Best time of day for photography is right before the sun rises. Great scenic stop!

2 months ago

If you are passing through this is a must see. Very easy hike. Sort of crowded but you can hike an extra tenth of a mile to get away from the crowd and have the same views.

hiking
3 months ago

Very easy trail for families and the payoff is awesome

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