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Horseshoe Bend Trail Arizona

Horseshoe Bend Hike Page Arizona

Horseshoe Bend is a sharp, curvy turn, bent into a horseshoe shape from which it gets its name. Horseshoe Bend has been featured as a unique landmark in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, the located close to the Cities of Page AZ, and Kanab UT. It is crowded more just before sunset, as large groups of tourists make this hike down to see the overlook point.
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An Entrenched Meander - Below the rim, the Colorado River makes a unique geological formation, a wide sweep around a sandstone escarpment. On its long downward journey to the sea, the river meandered, sometimes making wide bends, but always seeking the path of least resistance. Around 5 million years ago, the Colorado Plateau uplifted and the meandering rivers that crossed the ancient landscape were trapped in their beds. Over time, the rivers cut through the uplifted layers of sandstone. About nine miles downstream is where Grand Canyon National Park begins.

Here at Horseshoe Bend, the Colorado River created a roughly 1,000 ft (305 m) deep, 270ยบ horseshoe-shaped bend in Glen Canyon.
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 hike to the overlook - It is a gentle slope of 1.5 miles (2.4 km) round-trip over flat terrain. The trail is wide, easy for low-impact walkers, and accessible to wheelchairs. It has two shade stations along the way.
·         Route Type: Out and Back
·         Distance: 1.5 miles round trip
·         Starting Elevation: 4214 feet
·         Elevation of Peak: 4373 feet
·         Elevation Gain: 200 feet

As with any hike, be prepared with plenty of water, sturdy footwear, sunscreen, and other basic hiking essentials. Know that there is little shade along the Horseshoe Bend Trail. 
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·         Avoid hiking during the hottest part of the day.
·         Take plenty of water in hot summer months of May-Aug also be prepared for the extreme heat.
·         If it too much hot in summer better avoid this hike, there is chances to get the Heatstroke or Hyperthermia. 

Horseshoe Bend Overlook Trail

Other Local Attractions in Page Arizona - Worth to Explore
·         Antelope Canyon
·         Lake Powell
·         Lone Rock Beach
·         Wahweap Bay and
·         Wahweap Overlook
·         Glen Canyon Dam and
·         Glen Canyon Dam Overlook Hike

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Directions to Horseshoe Bend : 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.

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