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Here’s Why You Need To Know About Horseshoe Bend

Cheyenne Reed

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Have You Heard of Horseshoe Bend?

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If not, it’s okay! It’s not your fault. But, it is sort of a problem because it is incredibly beautiful. It’s a unique circular bend in the Colorado River near Page, Arizona. It’s very close to the Grand Canyon and only 7 miles from the famous rock tunnel of Antelope Canyon.

Can You Drive Up to Horseshoe Bend?

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Yes, you can drive to Horseshoe Bend. It’s only a little over 4 hours from Phoenix and about 4 hours from Las Vegas. It is easily accessible on the U.S. Route 89.

It is 5 Miles From the Start of Grand Canyon National Park

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Its the Grand Canyon warming up! It’s so close to the Grand Canyon, there’s no reason to make a weekend visit to both locations.

How Long Does it Take to Walk to Horseshoe Bend?

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The hiking trail to Horseshoe Bend is a nice and easy 1.5-mile roundtrip. You’ll be able to enjoy the sites on your hike and be greeted by one of the most beautiful natural landscapes you’ll ever see at the end.

Does Horseshoe Bend Cost Money?

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Flickr User Gary Randall

Horseshoe Bend is completely free to visit. Even the parking is free. It will never cost you money to enter and hike.

These Sunsets are Breathtaking

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But if you’re there as the sun is setting, be very careful because…

It’s a 1,000 Ft Drop Down to the Colorado River

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Flickr User Arnab China

Ouch. But don’t worry. Drinks lots of water and watch your footing.

It’s the Best Bet for Nailing that New Profile Picture 

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Disclaimer: We definitely recommend staying a safe distance from the edge!

Can You Go to it Without a Tour?

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You don’t have to take a tour to access it. You can park and then hike to it al by yourself.

Okay, I think our job is done here! Are you planning your trip yet?

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