Horseshoe Bend (Arizona)
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Horseshoe Bend is the name for a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona, in the United States. It is located 5 miles (8.0 km) downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, about 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Page. Accessible via a 0.5 miles (0.80 km) hike from U.S. Route 89, it can be viewed from the steep cliff above.
According to Google terrain maps, the overlook is 4,200 feet (1,300 m) above sea level and the Colorado River is at 3,200 feet (980 m) above sea level making it a 1,000 feet (300 m) drop.
The Horseshoe Bend contains various minerals. Some of the minerals are: hematite, platinum, and garnet.
Media related to Horseshoe Bend (Arizona) at Wikimedia Commons
- Official Website
- Horseshoe Bend in a thunder storm
- Horseshoe bend at sunrise
- Horseshoe Bend Panorama
- Horseshoe Bend in B&W
- Horsheshoe Bend HDR
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