Horseshoe Bend Tours & Visitor Info

Horseshoe Bend is one of the most iconic attractions of the American Southwest. It's famous view is an overlook 4,200 feet above seal level and 1,000 feet above the Colorado River. The name was inspired by horseshoe-shaped bend of the Colorado River within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Horseshoe Bend’s rock walls have a variety of minerals, including hematite, platinum, and garnet. There are no fees or permits needed to visit Horseshoe Bend.The parking lot is about 4.5 miles from Page, AZ, where visitors can find hotels, restaurants, grocery stores and anything else one would need when traveling. From the parking lot, there is a 3/4 of a mile hike to the overlook. Most visitors generally spend about 1-1.5 hours at the overlook. There is no drive-up access and dogs are premitted to join you as long as they are on a leash and cleaned up after. There is a pack-in pack-out policy (so please don't litter) and bring plenty of water as it can get quite warm, especailly during the summer months.

The closest town to Horseshoe Bend is Page. Just drive or walk down Lake Powell Blvd for 2 miles then turn left on 89A for about 2.5 miles before you take a right at highway marker 545 leadding into the Horseshoe Bend parking lot. If you are coming from Sedona or Flagstaff, you will just take the 89A to Horseshoe Bend.There are also several Horseshoe Bend tours from Sedona, Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon and Page. You'll find there is plenty of time in a day to visit both Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon in the same day. That is why most tours include both attractions. Having said that, you must hire an official tour guide company in order to visit Antelope Canyon. Antelope Canyon is part of the Navajo Nation and permits given only to tour companies are required. But visiting Horseshoe Bend is logistically simple and worthwhile.

Horseshoe Bend can be enjoyed 365 days a year. There really is no one "best" time to visit, and a lot depends on the time of year, weather and if you're planning on taking that iconic photograph. The default answer is late morning, midday to early afternoon because the bend and river are in shadow the rest of the times. During sunset the sun will be in your eyes and the bend will be in shadow. Regarding time of year, Page has pretty moderate weather. During the winter, the daytime highs are in the 40-50 F and in the 90s F during the summer. Sun protection and staying hydrated will be important during the warmer months.

Parking at the Horseshoe Bend parking lot is free, though it does get very busy. Vehicles often have to wait for a spot to open up, especially during the busy times of the year. The parking lot is suitable for RVs and large vehicles. Also, visiting Horseshoe Bend is free. There is no entrance fee, but you may visit Horsehoe Bend as part of a combination/multi-destination tour, which will then have a total tour guide fee. The 3/4 mile hike each way will take on average 15- 20 minutes and the path is unpaved with steep and sandy sections making it difficult for visitors with wheelchairs or strollers. Always be mindful of your step, especially when taking photographs with the bend behind you.


Grand Canyon South Rim, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend Day Tour from Las Vegas

Explore three of Arizona's most visited natural wonders in one day on this extended day trip from Las Vegas. Hike to Horseshoe Bend for a spectacular view along the Colorado River, admire the unique light beams at Antelope Canyon, and marvel at the Grand Canyon from the South Rim viewpo

Explore three of Arizona's most visited natural wonders in one day on this extended day trip from Las Vegas. Hike to Horseshoe Bend for a spectacular view along the Colorado River, admire the unique light beams at Antelope Canyon, and marvel at the Grand Canyon from the South Rim viewpoints. Along the way, drive along part of Route 66, and stop at the atmospheric town of Seligman.

  • Visit three popular attractions on one long day trip
  • Admission tickets and packed lunch included
  • Comfortable round-trip transport from Las Vegas
  • Personalized small-group experience with up to 12 travelers

  • Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Tour

    Spend a day visiting two of the most iconic landscapes in the American Southwest- Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend! Our Lower Antelope Canyon Tours takes you into the heart of one of the most spectacular slot canyons in the world. Afterwards, we visit the famous Horseshoe Bend, where you c
    Spend a day visiting two of the most iconic landscapes in the American Southwest- Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend! Our Lower Antelope Canyon Tours takes you into the heart of one of the most spectacular slot canyons in the world. Afterwards, we visit the famous Horseshoe Bend, where you can peer off the edge at the mighty Colorado River!

    Horseshoe Bend Air & Ground Tour

    Arizona contains some of the most iconic views in the southwest. If you’re looking for memorable pictures of Northern Arizona, Horseshoe Bend offers some of the most photographed views in the world! Join our tour and you will get to see it from the air and from land. You will also see beau
    Arizona contains some of the most iconic views in the southwest. If you’re looking for memorable pictures of Northern Arizona, Horseshoe Bend offers some of the most photographed views in the world! Join our tour and you will get to see it from the air and from land. You will also see beautiful Lake Powell, a man-made lake that offers some of the unique desert views and is the epitome of an oasis in the desert.

    Arizona Private Tours

    Arizona Private Tours is the leading private tour agency in Northern Arizona. We specialize in safe & sanitary custom tours. We pick up guests in Flagstaff and spend our day exploring scenic Arizona in an intimate setting with an expert guide in comfort. Our luxury SUV's will take you and
    Arizona Private Tours is the leading private tour agency in Northern Arizona. We specialize in safe & sanitary custom tours. We pick up guests in Flagstaff and spend our day exploring scenic Arizona in an intimate setting with an expert guide in comfort. Our luxury SUV's will take you and up to 6 guests on a completely customizable tour of Northern Arizona. For majestic private Grand Canyon tours to Verde Valley Wine tours & ghost towns in the Sedona area, we cover it all. Let us create the custom tour of your dreams and know that we want to make this a day that you will remember for the rest of your life.

    Horseshoe Bend Air Tour

    Get your camera ready to capture the serene beauty of Lake Powell, the engineering marvel of Glen Canyon Dam, and the curious curve of Horseshoe Bend with this one-of-a-kind helicopter tour.

    Ultimate Arizona Self-Guided Driving and Walking Tours Bundle

    Experience Arizona’s stunning natural beauty with this GPS-guided tour bundle. This bundle takes you through the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Instagram-famous Horseshoe Bend so you can get the most out of your time in this unique state. Take your time explore this incredible state, at your ow
    Experience Arizona’s stunning natural beauty with this GPS-guided tour bundle. This bundle takes you through the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Instagram-famous Horseshoe Bend so you can get the most out of your time in this unique state. Take your time explore this incredible state, at your own pace with our tour app. More than 120+ stories to keep you engaged as you drive along or visit some of the most famous sightseeing points in all of Arizona.
  • Fully Guided Personal Tours
  • Professionally Narrated Stories
  • Tour Valid Forever
  • Works Offline
  • Fun Facts
  • Tour At Your Own Pace
  • Location Aware, Plays Automatically
  • Don’t Miss Any Sightseeing Points
  • No Groups. No Tips

  • Horseshoe Bend Self-Guided Walking Tour

    Why do 2.2 million people visit a Riverbend each year? Find out with this self-guided tour of the unforgettable Horseshoe Bend! This jaw-dropping canyon, cut through by the stunning Colorado River, is famous for a reason. See it up close and learn how this one-of-a-kind feature formed!

    Why do 2.2 million people visit a Riverbend each year? Find out with this self-guided tour of the unforgettable Horseshoe Bend! This jaw-dropping canyon, cut through by the stunning Colorado River, is famous for a reason. See it up close and learn how this one-of-a-kind feature formed! And since you are here, we also suggest dropping by the town of Page for our bonus tour. Explore Horseshoe Bend & Page at your own pace with over 27 stories.

  • GPS-Enabled Tours
  • Professionally Narrated
  • Tour Valid Forever
  • Works Offline
  • Unique Insights
  • Tour At Your Own Pace
  • No Groups. No Tips.

  • Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Day Trip from Las Vegas

    See the best of Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend without the worry of being stuck in a large tour group with this small-group guided tour. The group size is limited to a maximum of seven people for extra assurance that it’ll be a safe and intimate experience. Travel between sites in a lu
    See the best of Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend without the worry of being stuck in a large tour group with this small-group guided tour. The group size is limited to a maximum of seven people for extra assurance that it’ll be a safe and intimate experience. Travel between sites in a luxurious SUV or van, and step outside to explore Horseshoe Bend’s hiking trail and the red sandstone walls of Antelope Canyon.

    Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and Grand Staircase from Las Vegas Shared Tour

    A day trip to 4 spectacular views departing from Las Vegas! Enjoy a fantastic space in Canyon X, which is said to be the third Antelope Canyon. Lake Powell is also famous as a shooting place for "Planet of the Apes". Horseshoe Bend, which is visited by more than 2 million tourists annually
    A day trip to 4 spectacular views departing from Las Vegas! Enjoy a fantastic space in Canyon X, which is said to be the third Antelope Canyon. Lake Powell is also famous as a shooting place for "Planet of the Apes". Horseshoe Bend, which is visited by more than 2 million tourists annually, is a canyon formed by the long-term erosion of the Colorado River. You can also hike and take pictures at The Toadstools, a group of mushroom rock formations, another fascinating visit on this tour. The tour vehicle is a clean, disinfected vehicle.

    1 Day Upper Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend From Las Vegas - Ticket Included

    Experience breathtaking Upper Antelope Canyon. Known to the Navajo as “the place where water runs through rocks," this spectacular slot canyon features some of the most awe-inspiring geological formations ever created by nature. Also stop by Horseshoe Bend and take your time wandering a

    Experience breathtaking Upper Antelope Canyon. Known to the Navajo as “the place where water runs through rocks," this spectacular slot canyon features some of the most awe-inspiring geological formations ever created by nature. Also stop by Horseshoe Bend and take your time wandering along the view. Guests have the opportunity to upgrade to a Limousine Tour at Page, Arizona. Please ask the tour guide for details on the tour.

    Itinerary:

  • 6:00 am Depart from Las Vegas
  • 11:15 am Arrive at Page, Arizona
  • 11:30 am Upper Antelope Canyon + Horseshoe Bend, sightsee for about 3 hours
  • 14:00 pm Depart for Las Vegas
  • 19:30 pm Arrive at Las Vegas
  • *Approximately 5-hour car ride to Antelope Canyon, there will be a 15–20 minute break.

  • Antelope Slot Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Day Tour from Flagstaff

    Get a closer look at the striking slot canyons and desert landscapes of the American Southwest on this 10-hour day trip from Flagstaff. Shop for Native American art at the historic Cameron Trading Post, marvel at the postcard-perfect views from Horseshoe Bend, and explore the sandstone wal
    Get a closer look at the striking slot canyons and desert landscapes of the American Southwest on this 10-hour day trip from Flagstaff. Shop for Native American art at the historic Cameron Trading Post, marvel at the postcard-perfect views from Horseshoe Bend, and explore the sandstone walls of scenic Antelope Canyon, plus much more.

    Antelope Slot Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Day Tour from Sedona

    Visit a spectacular desert landscape shaped by wind and water on a 12-hour trip from Sedona to Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. Shop for Native American art at a historic trading post, and hike through dramatic terrain. Tour includes pickup and drop-off at Sedona hotels, a boxed lunch,
    Visit a spectacular desert landscape shaped by wind and water on a 12-hour trip from Sedona to Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. Shop for Native American art at a historic trading post, and hike through dramatic terrain. Tour includes pickup and drop-off at Sedona hotels, a boxed lunch, and all entrance fees.

    2 Day Waterhole Triple Canyons and Grand Canyon From Las Vegas

    Visit all the major sightseeing attractions, including the enigmatic waterhole canyon, in the American Southwest in a short two days. First travel to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas and on to Waterhole Canyon in the comfort of a bus. At Horseshoe Bend you will have access to the best vi

    Visit all the major sightseeing attractions, including the enigmatic waterhole canyon, in the American Southwest in a short two days. First travel to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas and on to Waterhole Canyon in the comfort of a bus. At Horseshoe Bend you will have access to the best view of this stunning meander of the Colorado River. Capture all the wondrous colors inside Waterhole Canyon. Take your time exploring this windswept monument, the natives say that no one comes out of the canyon the same person as when they went in. An experienced and knowledgeable Navajo guide directs hiker(s) through the canyon offering great tips and the best camera setting advice to help capture memorable images.

  • Each booking comes with a hotel room, if you have more than four people in your party please make additional bookings.
  • Guests have the opportunity to upgrade into Limousine Tour at Page, Arizona. Please ask the tour guide for details on the tour.

  • Private Transportation: Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend from Las Vegas

    Come Explore Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. Jump onboard your private tour vehicle from Las Vegas and we will transport you to a magical place! Experience Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend, with private transportation. The original Navajo name Tsé bighánílíní means

    Come Explore Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. Jump onboard your private tour vehicle from Las Vegas and we will transport you to a magical place! Experience Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend, with private transportation. The original Navajo name Tsé bighánílíní means "the place where water runs through rocks." Antelope Canyon's sculpted sandstone walls offer memorable photo opportunities with a walkable corridor at the bottom of the canyon floor. It was formed by flash flood waters that rushed into the cracks of the Navajo sandstone along with the power of wind erosion. With the daylight dancing through the narrow openings from the top provides multiple kinds of light reflections and colors. This amazing changing color show makes this area a popular destination for photographers and tourists. From the canyon, you will visit an area where the Colorado River makes a 280 degree turn around the Horseshoe bend shape of the rock, hence its name of Horseshoe Bend.


    Lower Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour from Las Vegas

    Get out of Las Vegas for the day, soak up the views of some of the country's most striking landscapes, and be back on the Strip in time for a show. This guided tour takes you to the sandstone slot canyon of Antelope Canyon and to the dramatic Horseshoe Bend, carved from Navajo sandstone

    Get out of Las Vegas for the day, soak up the views of some of the country's most striking landscapes, and be back on the Strip in time for a show. This guided tour takes you to the sandstone slot canyon of Antelope Canyon and to the dramatic Horseshoe Bend, carved from Navajo sandstone.

  • See two world-famous attractions in a single day trip from Vegas
  • Spend a full day exploring and still be back in time for a show
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from select Las Vegas hotels
  • Learn about the landscapes and local history from your guide

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