Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Explore Arizona: Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend. This is another one of those places we've passed so many times while headed to Lake Powell and I'm so glad I finally got to see it. It's beautiful, and as we walked the .75 miles up the hill to the top, I had no idea what to expect! It totally blew me away though, with the gorgeous water color, that green moss contrasting with the red rocks, and just sheer size. I love places that make me feel so small.

Have you ever been? It's a quick stop that is totally worth it, in my opinion. It's located just north of the Grand Canyon and outside Page, Arizona. Alana, Erinn and I had a bit of a hard time finding it, which seemed so weird and funny once we DID, because it's so obvious. It's an easy turn off, which ample parking, and you simply walk down a short path to get there. There's no railing of any kind, and I was very nervous to see so many little kids running around and people bending over backwards trying to get the entire landscape into their selfie. Scary.

After getting lost and then finding simplified directions, the best way to go is just to look for the well-marked turnout between mileposts 544 and 545 on 89. That's it! If you stumble upon a detailed list of directions DO NOT follow it! Trust me. It's much more simple than you're led to believe.

Let me know if you decide to check it out, and happy exploring! I'll be back soon sharing photos from Antelope Canyon.


  1. Wonderful pics! The horshoe bend is amazing, we luckily visited it during our road trip when we went to Page and it is an unforgettable sight. So nice to remember it through your pics :)

  2. Wow looks amazing!! Would love to go there sometime. Is it a state or national site?

  3. Holy whoa! This place is (1) Amazing, and (2) Still lingering on my bucket list. Living just outside of DC is super rad because of all the history and buildings and free museums, but sometimes I wish we had better nature-y stuff here.

    1. Hi Kelsey, I live just outside of DC as well and there is so much nature-y stuff to do here! You just have to search. Cunningham Falls, Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Lurray Cavern, Shenandoah Mountain, Great Falls, the list goes on. I'm originally from Arizona and have lived in DC for two years. I choose here. We get the best of both worlds. Just thought I'd share. =)

  4. my most favorite place, I woke up before the sun and saw it rise here one morning last October. It will be on my bucket list to revisit forever.

  5. Wow! It's so beautiful! What a view!

  6. Wow! That looks stunningly beautiful!

  7. These pictures are so stunning! I'm going to have to come here some day!