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.
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.