Visiting Horseshoe Bend Arizona

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This little natural wonder is gaining a lot of traction of late. For visitors to the Grand Canyon, there is much more to see beyond the popular UNESCO World Heritage site, and this – Horseshoe Bend Arizona – is one of them. Just a short drive from Page lies this unassuming attraction that doesn’t have any observation deck, no ticketed entrance, just a small dirt carpark where you can come to see the horseshoe-shaped bend in the Colorado river.

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Visiting Horseshoe Bend Arizona

To get here, you are likely to be driving North from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon or South from the North Rim. It is quite popular to stay in nearby Page, but if you’re looking for accommodation beyond a cheap motel for the night, consider staying just across the border line (into Utah) at the humble Dreamkatchers B&B.

Room prices are $130 / night or $165 / night for a private bathroom suite with king size bed, and include one of the best B&B breakfasts I am yet to encounter. Oh! And they have a hot tub for you to use at leisure, welcome you with a drink on arrival, and are situated just a short drive from Lake Powell – home to the Rainbow Room restaurant where you’ll find much better food than anything you’ll get in downtown Page. Do expect snail’s pace service — but the food is good.

Once there, it’s about a 3/4 mile walk from the carpark to the lookout point. There are no handrails, no observation deck, no entrance fees, just a glorious chance to enjoy incredible views – the way nature was intended to be enjoyed.

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    October 17, 2015 at 3:55 am

    Been there 6 years back, when this was a less visited. Loved the small town Page and the horse shoe bend view was breathtaking. Boat ride on the Colorado river, reflection of gorge walls on the river was equally picturesque.

    May 27, 2015 at 4:20 am

    I love traveling and your pictures are such an inspiration. I have some unique pictures on my website as well.

    Megan | Traveling Nine to Fiver
    May 22, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Thanks for sharing! I definitely need to make it back to the Grand Canyon, I haven’t been since I was 14. Hoping to make a short trip out soon and want to explore some of the road less traveled. Will be saving this for when I start planning.

    May 20, 2015 at 4:52 am

    Amazing scenery

    May 20, 2015 at 4:19 am

    Lovely. lovely photos! I’m going there in 3 weeks and I was wondering if you could tell me approximately around which hour the photos were taken? Because the light is just perfect. I’ve seen some photos where half of the Horseshoe bend is in shade. Or the sun is glaring and it looks washed out. So I’m trying to figure out which time would be best for visiting

    May 20, 2015 at 3:52 am

    Its gorgeous!! I love visiting naturally formed landscapes like these. Its like seeing the things i’ve learnt in geography and seen so many times in text books when i was younger come to life!
    U.S. Is definitely a place i want to go and spend some time travelling in!

    x, Carina

    May 20, 2015 at 12:46 am

    Very heart attractive photos. Thanks

    May 19, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    This just made it to my bucketlist

    Amanda @ Positively Amanda
    May 19, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    These pictures are beautiful I can’t imagine how more amazing these views would be in person!

    Andrea Petersen
    May 19, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Beautiful!! πŸ™‚ I went to Lake Powell in Arizona/Page and it completely rocked my world – so much more fascinating than the Grand Canyon. You’re a little more daring than me venturing all the way out on that tip though πŸ˜‰ haha, fantastic pictures however! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    • Brooke Saward
      May 20, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      How beautiful is Lake Powell as well!!! So much beauty in AZ πŸ™‚

    May 19, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    The view looks unforgettable! Found your blog on Instagram and I hope I can travel as extensively as you one day πŸ™‚

    May 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    This is stunning, I’m from a very close-by California and am ashamed to say that I have never been! This place has been getting a lot of attention though, I’ve seen so many bloggers talking about it or visiting πŸ˜€ Guess that has to make me one of the next too, doesn’t it? πŸ˜€


    May 19, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Love the pictures but I really really miss your Vlogs.. !
    Are you planning to do more of them any time soon? πŸ™‚

    May 19, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Your pictures are looking great Brooke!

    May 19, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Love the photography and your style per usual! You’ve seen more of my own country than I have!

    Mo @ ollivandermo
    May 19, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    I live in Tucson and went up to Horseshoe Bend in November a few years back! It was cloudy but still beautiful, but holy hell I never knew I was afraid of heights before that day. LOL!

    Emily Thompson
    May 19, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Beautiful pictures! And the B&B sounds exquisite!

    May 19, 2015 at 11:19 am

    My daughter and I are wanting to go to Horseshoe Bend. Great pictures btw.

    May 19, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Love the photography! So breath-taking!

    May 19, 2015 at 10:48 am

    oh my God the view <3 amazingly beautiful!
    come visit Indonesia again, but not Bali, Raja Ampat seems amazing for your next trip ;))