Just a few miles from Antelope Canyon, the breathtaking Horseshoe Bend sits waiting to be admired. To be honest, I was only in Page, Arizona for the slot canyons. I had no idea that I was this close to Horseshoe Bend. The tour guide from Antelope Canyon shared photos he took of this place at which point he started to explain just how close around the corner the Bend was. Naturally, my friends and I made my way back to the car and immediately set out to find this breathtaking view.
Here are a few shots taken during my second adventure to Horseshoe Bend:
It is a walk from the parking area, but you will quickly forget the hike through red dirt the second you reach the edge of the rim. The view is everything. The Colorado River winds beneath you inviting you to tip further over the edge trying to get a better view of its deep waters. Horseshoe Bend awakens something in you. It inspires you even just in a simple glance. It is almost difficult to truly take it all in. Horseshoe Bend is remarkable, simply remarkable and a must see here in the States.
Be sure to visit Antelope Canyon, either upper or lower canyon, while in Page, Arizona. Horseshoe Bend is just a short drive from Antelope Canyon and both are worth the trip. Because the slot canyons are on Navajo land, you can not do a self-guided tour. Traveling with a tour company is required and well worth it. For more on Antelope Canyon click here: VIEW ARTICLE →
What to wear to the Bend?
I have been twice. Once in the winter, and it was quite chilly, windy, and rainy. I definitely suggest a warm layer or two. The second time I visited was in the summer. The weather was completely different and very hot! But, all of a sudden it started raining, so maybe bring a thin rain jacket just in case!