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Horseshoe Bend

Page, AZ 86040, USA

Lake/ River/ Ponds
Short Hikes
Rock Formations

About Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend is where the Colorado River makes a giant sweeping horseshoe shaped bend in the canyon. It is accessible via hiking a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) round trip from a parking area just off U.S. Route 89 within southwestern Page.



Attractions near Horseshoe Bend

Glen Canyon Dam6.88km from Horseshoe Bend

Glen Canyon Dam is the second highest concrete arch dam in the United States, Located on the Colorado River in northern Arizona. The 26.2 million acre-feet of water storage capacity in Lake Powell, created by Glen Canyon Dam, serves as a ‘bank account’ of water that is drawn on in times of drought.

Lee's Ferry6.95km from Horseshoe Bend

Tiny, historic settlement beside the Colorado River at the lower end of Glen Canyon, and the start of the Grand Canyon. It historically served as an important river crossing and starting in the mid-19th century was the site of a ferry operated by John Doyle Lee, for whom it is named.

Antelope Canyon12.26km from Horseshoe Bend

Antelope Canyon is a popular location for photographers and sightseers and a source of tourism business for the Navajo Nation. It includes two separate, scenic slot canyon sections, referred to as Upper Antelope Canyon (or The Crack), and Lower Antelope Canyon (or The Corkscrew). Antelope Canyon was formed by the erosion of Navajo Sandstone due to flash flooding and other sub-aerial processes.

Navajo Bridge12.73km from Horseshoe Bend

Navajo Bridge is actually located on Navajo Tribal Lands at the northeast portion of the Grand Canyon that we generally recognize as the East Rim. The Colorado River, flowing through Marble Canyon, flows under Navajo Bridge.

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument50.39km from Horseshoe Bend

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is located in Arizona, immediately south of the Utah state line. The Vermilion Cliffs are steep eroded escarpments consisting primarily of sandstone, siltstone, limestone, and shale which rise as much as 910 m above their bases. These sedimentary rocks have been deeply eroded for millions of years, exposing hundreds of layers of richly colored rock strata.

Desert View Watchtower97.05km from Horseshoe Bend

It is a 70-foot-tall circular structure called Desert View Watchtower, also known as the Indian Watchtower, that grabs the attention of the many who visit the area. The building was strategically designed by Mary Colter in 1932. This magnificent structure offers one of the most spectacular views that overlook the eastern end of the Grand Canyon National Park.

Where is Horseshoe Bend

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Coconino County23 attractions

Coconino County is a county located in the north-central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. It is the second-largest county by area in the contiguous United States.