The Horseshoe Bend

Friday, November 06, 2015

The drive from the Grand Canyon National Park to Page, Arizona took us almost 3 hours. It could have been lesser if we hadn't been stopping along the way. How couldn't we? We glad we did what we did during this road trip. We could have missed those beautiful roadside views that are mostly snubbed or overlooked by most tourists. You might want to check out my previous post : US Route 64 and 89 Scenic Views : A Photo Diary to see what I mean. Another roadside scenic view that is really hard to miss is the Horseshoe Bend pictured below.

The Horseshoe Bend Page Arizona

No entrance fees are required of you for you to be able to enjoy this breathtaking view. This is located north of the Grand Canyon National Park just outside the town of Page, Arizona. Parking is free. Make sure not to park your car in the mud though.

The Horseshoe Bend Page Arizona

Can you spot the tourists in the picture below? They look like tiny ants compared to how enormous the horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River is.

The Horseshoe Bend Page Arizona
The Horseshoe Bend Page Arizona

We took a short but strenuous hike to the cliff to see the bend of the river below.

The Horseshoe Bend Page Arizona

And it was really rewarding!

The Horseshoe Bend Page Arizona
The Horseshoe Bend Page Arizona

If you're wondering how steep the cliff is, spot the the small boats docked on the shores of the river where the tip of my shoes are pointing. I hope your imagination is strong enough to have this whole thing pictured out on your mind. :D

The Horseshoe Bend Page Arizona

Beware, there are no rails around the cliff. If you're afraid of heights, steer clear from the edge especially if you're with small children. 

Mr. sun was a no show during our quick trip at the Horseshoe Bend. We could have gotten impressive shots at this spot, but then I think it's still up to the skill and ability of the one holding the camera. :D

The Horseshoe Bend Page Arizona

Aaaah!!! I could sit here all afternoon.

UP NEXT: The Antelope Canyon : Nature's wonder.



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