Horseshoe Bend is the name for a horseshoe shaped meander of the Colorado River, located near the town of Page, in Arizona, in the United States. Horseshoe Bend represents a strange formation, captivating scenery with a view worthy to remember, representing the main attraction and containing various minerals; hematite, platinum and garnet.
Horseshoe Bend it’s a free attraction and it’s a 10 min drive from Page downtown in Hwy 89 and a 20 min walk from the parking lot to the actual bend. Horseshoe Bend is very close to the Antelope Canyons. You have to walk up for about 15min in the sand before you reach the Horseshoe Bend, so you must be prepared for a slightly steep walk for about a mile to reach the edge of the bend, but the view absolutely worth the effort. Be aware that the adventure towards Horseshoe Bend is a roundtrip trail on a steep, sandy and unstable trail. There are no guard rails at the viewpoint. It is recommended to wear sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and to have water. Horseshoe Bend can be viewed from the steep cliff above. The overlook is 4,200 feet above sea level and the Colorado River is at 3,200 feet above sea level, making it a breathtaking 1,000 foot drop. The best time of day, when the sun is on the complete curve of the river, is between about noon and 2 PM.