Horseshoe Bend seen from the lookout area (2016)
Horseshoe Bend seen from the lookout area (2015)
Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona, in the United States.
Horseshoe Bend 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.
It is accessible via hiking a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) round trip from U.S. Route 89. Horseshoe Bend can be viewed from the steep cliff above.
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-foot (300 m) drop.
The rock walls of Horseshoe Bend contain hematite, platinum, garnet, and other minerals.
By 2018 references to the location on social media had caused the number of visitors to increase significantly.
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- ^ Craven, Scott (August 9, 2018). "How Horseshoe Bend Went Viral and What's Being Done to Manage the Crowds". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
Coordinates: 36°52′46″N 111°30′50″W / 36.87944°N 111.51389°W