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- There are no restrooms, food or water available at the Horseshoe bend. Therefore, don’t forget to use the bathroom and grab some water before you take off.
- Parking is available for free right off Highway 89. Here are the Google Maps directions for the same.
- There is half a mile of walking involved on an uneven/rocky surface from the parking to the bend. The walk takes around 15-20 mins.
- Please be advised that there is no protective barriers or guard rails at the cliff edge. Therefore, please be careful for you and extra careful for your kids while visiting there.
- I’d recommend visiting Horseshoe bend on a sunny day a couple of hours before the sunset. Sunset views are simply spectacular from the bend.
- You can easily fit in tour of Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend visit on a single day. I’d recommend visiting Antelope Canyon in the morning and Horseshoe bend in the evening.
Horseshoe Bend was our last scenic spot that we’re visiting on one of our recent trips to Vegas. After having visited Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, and Antelope Canyon on the same trip, we were definitely a little tired, but the excitement of visiting this natural attraction kept us going. Just to give you an idea about how huge this canyon is; the Colorado River flowing through the canyon is at 3,200 feet above sea level, while the Horseshoe Bend overlook point is located around 4,200 feet above sea level; which means it’s a breathtaking 1000 foot drop. Whoa!
Getting to Page, AZ:
If you are in Las Vegas, Grand Canyon or nearby, the best way to visit Page, AZ is by car. Page is located around 130 miles north-east of Grand Canyon Village (2 hours) and around 275 miles (4 hours) east of Las Vegas. However, if you are in some other part of country/world and want to visit Antelope Canyon, flying is the best bet. City of Page, AZ has Page Municipal Airport which is a commercial service airport with daily flights to Denver and Phoenix.
Our time at the Horseshoe bend:
We arrived at the Horseshoe Bend in the afternoon after an awesome tour of Antelope Canyon and we were still mesmerized by the sight of it. Though I must admit it was not the perfect day to visit the Horseshoe Bend because it was cloudy, we were still pretty excited to see it.
1000 foot drop…no railings…unstable rocks…beware! That’s the first thing we read when we arrived! 😉
Parking is available for free right off Highway 89. This is how full it was on a cold December afternoon. Now you can think of the situation during summer!
As I said, no railings! You’re responsible for your own safety.
Magnificent Horseshoe Bend!
If you’re visiting Page, AZ or Grand Canyon, I’d definitely recommend visiting Horseshoe Bend. It’s breathtaking, free and have more than 5000 five stars reviews on TripAdvisor. How many more reasons do you need to visit it? 😉