Horseshoe Bend

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Horseshoe Bend featuring a gorge or canyon, desert views and tranquil scenes

This hairpin bend in the Colorado River is celebrated for its exceptional views and its proximity to some of the region’s beautiful slot canyons.

Horseshoe Bend is a famous U-shaped meandering of the Colorado River. Take a short hike to the observation area or view Horseshoe Bend from above on an air tour. The bend is near the small Arizona town of Page, an excellent place to stay when exploring the region’s renowned national parks and monuments.

Don’t forget to bring a camera, as Horseshoe Bend features awe-inspiring views. From the overlook area, see the Colorado River circle back upon itself. With desert dunes, native vegetation, jagged canyons and immaculate blue-green river water, the site is one of the region’s highlights.

One of the best ways to see Horseshoe Bend is via a small aircraft. Book an air tour for unrivaled views of the Colorado River bend and other areas, including the Glen Canyon Dam and its massive steel arch bridge. Many air tour companies operate from Page Airport, about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the bend.

Take a short drive from Horseshoe Bend to Antelope Canyon. The site features two separate slot canyon sections, Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon. Access the area easily and enjoy its serene atmosphere. Study the naturally sculpted walls as you walk through one of the site’s two magnificent sections.

Stay in the small town of Page when visiting Horseshoe Bend. Page contains a wide range of hotels, motels, suites and inns. The town is near Grand Canyon National Park and other great areas in the American Southwest. Lake Powell, a large reservoir on the Colorado River, is another popular attraction. The lake is a short drive from Page and Horseshoe Bend.

Carry water when hiking to Horseshoe Bend’s overlook area, as the region is known for its hot and dry weather. At about 1.5 miles long (2.4 kilometers), the walk from Horseshoe Bend’s parking lot to the overlook area is suitable for most fitness levels; however, the return walk is mostly uphill. Be sure to wear decent hiking footwear.

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Best Western View Of Lake Powell Hotel
Best Western View Of Lake Powell Hotel
2.5 out of 5
716 Rimview Drive, Page, AZ
The price is $48 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Located in the heart of Page, this golf hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Lake Powell National Golf Course, Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, and Rim View Trails. Hanging ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,898 reviews)
"Very good"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Best Western View Of Lake Powell Hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites Page - Lake Powell
Hampton Inn & Suites Page - Lake Powell
2.5 out of 5
294 Sandhill Road, Page, AZ
The price is $77 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
Situated in Page, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Colorado River, Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, and Navajo Village. Page Hospital and John Wesley Powell Museum ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (978 reviews)
"Property was well maintained and clean. Our room was very spacious. However, breakfast was bland and mediocre."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites Page - Lake Powell
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Page at Lake Powell
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Page at Lake Powell
2.5 out of 5
70 Kaibab Road, Page, AZ
The price is $87 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated in Page, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Colorado River, Page Hospital, and Navajo Village. John Wesley Powell Museum and Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,055 reviews)
"Hotel was very clean and updated. It was also close to horseshoe bend and lake Powell. My only complaint was that twice I was standing in front of the desk waiting to be helped and after standing there waiting for the lady to ask how she can help me she answers the phone instead and helps the guest ..."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Page at Lake Powell
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Best Western View Of Lake Powell Hotel
Best Western View Of Lake Powell Hotel
2.5 out of 5
716 Rimview Drive, Page, AZ
The price is $48 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Best Western View Of Lake Powell Hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites Page - Lake Powell
Hampton Inn & Suites Page - Lake Powell
2.5 out of 5
294 Sandhill Road, Page, AZ
The price is $77 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
Hampton Inn & Suites Page - Lake Powell
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Page at Lake Powell
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Page at Lake Powell
2.5 out of 5
70 Kaibab Road, Page, AZ
The price is $87 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Page at Lake Powell
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Page, AZ
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Page, AZ
2.5 out of 5
880 Haul Rd, Page, AZ
The price is $70 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Page, AZ
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Page Lake Powell
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Page Lake Powell
2.5 out of 5
961 N Hwy 89, Haul Road, Page, AZ
The price is $76 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Page Lake Powell
Comfort Inn & Suites Page at Lake Powell
Comfort Inn & Suites Page at Lake Powell
2.5 out of 5
890 Haul Road, Page, AZ
The price is $75 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 13
Comfort Inn & Suites Page at Lake Powell
Super 8 by Wyndham Page/Lake Powell
Super 8 by Wyndham Page/Lake Powell
2 out of 5
649 S Lake Powell Blvd, Page, AZ
The price is $54 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Super 8 by Wyndham Page/Lake Powell
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Page, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Page, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
643 South Lake Powell Blvd, Page, AZ
The price is $94 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 16
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Page, an IHG Hotel
Spacious 5 BR Home Perfect for Family Groups minutes from Lake Powell
Spacious 5 BR Home Perfect for Family Groups minutes from Lake Powell
Page, AZ
Spacious 5 BR Home Perfect for Family Groups minutes from Lake Powell
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.