Horseshoe Bend AZ

Horseshoe Bend is one of the most iconic attractions of the American Southwest. Its famous view is an overlook 4,200 feet above sea level and 1,000 feet above the Colorado River. The name was inspired by the horseshoe-shaped bend of the Colorado River within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Horseshoe Bend Visitor Info

Operating hours: Sunrise to sunset, 365 days a year

Entrance Fees: The entrance fee to Horseshoe Bend is the parking fee.
The new and improved visitor parking area at the Horseshoe Bend Overlook South of Page, AZ, includes public restrooms and designated parking areas for cars, RV’s, and buses.

  • Motorcycle: $5
  • Passenger vehicles (car, truck, SUV, RV, motorhome): $10
  • Commercial vans with a passenger capacity of 14 or less: $35*
  • Mid-sized commercial and tour buses with a passenger capacity of 15-35: $70*
  • Full-size buses with a passenger capacity of 35 or more: $140*
  • *Commercial and touring vehicle fees are determined by vehicle size, not the number of passengers it is carrying; fees may be changed without notice by the City of Page

Dogs are welcome: They must remain on a leash at all times and please pick up after your pets, Don't forget to bring a sufficient amount of water for them, too!

Wheelchair and Stroller Accessible: Some assistance will be required.

Warning: There is absolutely no parking anywhere along Highway 89! This is a 65 mph highway, and those who attempt to park on the shoulder will be ticketed and towed. The City of Page has passed also an emergency ordinance prohibiting passenger drop-offs and pickups at the Horseshoe Bend entrance or along the Highway 89 corridor.


Best Time to Visit Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend can be enjoyed 365 days a year. There really is no one "best" time to visit as it really depends on your climate preferences. Horseshoe Bend can get very hot in the summer with midday temperatures over 110ºF +. If you visit during the summer, be sure to bring water, a hat or some type of shade protection, and appropriate shoes to walk on hot surfaces. Winter conditions can powder the rocks and canyon features with a dusting of snow making Horseshoe Bend look that much more stunning. The spring and fall seasons have the most moderate temperatures providing the most comfortable temperatures for exploring the great American Southwest. So arguably, most visitors will report that spring and fall months are the best time to visit.

Trying to Get that Iconic Insta Photo?
Most Horseshoe Bend photos are taken late morning, midday to early afternoon because the bend and river are in shadow during the other times of the day. At sunset, the sun will be in your eyes and the bend will be in shadow.


How to Get to Horseshoe Bend

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 leading 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.

The Hike from the Parking Lot to Horseshoe Bend Lookout The hike to Horseshoe Bend from the parking lot is .7 miles one-way and considered moderate in difficulty. The trail is partially paved and accessible to those with wheelchairs and strollers (with assistance).


TOURS THAT INCLUDE HORSESHOE BEND

4 Day 3 Night Private Roundtrip Tour from Phoenix/Scottsdale

Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Grand Canyon & Sedona Experience the best of Northern Arizona with visits to some of the most iconic destinations in the USA! Explore the most famous slot canyon in the world, Antelope Canyon, view the extraordinary overlook of Horseshoe Be
Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Grand Canyon & Sedona Experience the best of Northern Arizona with visits to some of the most iconic destinations in the USA! Explore the most famous slot canyon in the world, Antelope Canyon, view the extraordinary overlook of Horseshoe Bend, be immersed within the scenic Tribal Park of Monument Valley, gaze upon the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and marvel at the stunning Red Rock landscapes of Sedona!

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.

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

  • 3 Day 2 Night Private Roundtrip Tour from Phoenix / Scottsdale

    See the beauty of Northern Arizona with visits to some of the most iconic destinations in the USA! Explore the most famous slot canyon in the world, Antelope Canyon, view the extraordinary overlook of Horseshoe Bend, gaze upon the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and marvel at the stunning Re
    See the beauty of Northern Arizona with visits to some of the most iconic destinations in the USA! Explore the most famous slot canyon in the world, Antelope Canyon, view the extraordinary overlook of Horseshoe Bend, gaze upon the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and marvel at the stunning Red Rock landscapes of Sedona!

    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 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.

    Half Day Smooth Water Rafting Trip

    Great for all ages, enjoy a ride through a 2-mile long tunnel to the base of Glen Canyon Dam where you will walk to your river raft with sandstone walls soaring 700 feet above you. Your friendly guide will help you aboard our roomy 32-foot raft. Then sit back and relax as you take in th

    Great for all ages, enjoy a ride through a 2-mile long tunnel to the base of Glen Canyon Dam where you will walk to your river raft with sandstone walls soaring 700 feet above you. Your friendly guide will help you aboard our roomy 32-foot raft. Then sit back and relax as you take in the sights and stories of the Colorado River in Glen Canyon including the rich natural and human history of the region. You’ll make a beach stop, where you can take a short hike to see a petroglyph panel and even take a quick dip in the cool river. Back aboard your river raft, you’ll float through iconic Horseshoe Bend. Look for rainbow trout in the crystal-clear water, dozens of birds nesting on the banks of the river and possibly a herd of big horn sheep along the way. Your raft trip ends at historic Lees Ferry, where you’ll board our buses for the ride back to River Headquarters.

    Our Horseshoe Bend Rafting Trips are completely family-friendly. We provide chilled water and lemonade. Book your spot now!


    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.


    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.

    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

  • Arizona Highlights - Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell Flight with River Rafting

    Explore the Grand Canyon from the land, air, and water on this full-day sightseeing adventure. Experience a flight over the Grand Canyon’s East Rim, the Colorado River, and Lake Powell en route to Page, Arizona. Then take a tour of Antelope Canyon with an American Indian guide, followed by
    Explore the Grand Canyon from the land, air, and water on this full-day sightseeing adventure. Experience a flight over the Grand Canyon’s East Rim, the Colorado River, and Lake Powell en route to Page, Arizona. Then take a tour of Antelope Canyon with an American Indian guide, followed by a leisurely motorized rafting trip along the Colorado River, including a scenic hike. The return drive back to the Grand Canyon features a stop to shop for Navajo crafts. Continental breakfast and lunch included.

    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.

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