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Blog Post - September 13, 2019

During our trip to Page, Arizona we decided to go visit Horseshoe Bend Overlook. 

We drove to their parking lot and found that this year they have a paid entrance.

It cost us $10 for our vehicle. We found a parking spot and got ready for the short hike.

Horseshoe Bend Overlook Sign

This pic shows the new paid entrance area:

Horseshoe Bend Paid Entrance

It took us about 17 minutes to hike from the parking lot to the Horseshoe Bend Overlook area.

Make sure you bring water with you as you'll need it for the hike back.

There is also a sign that prohibits the use of drones in the park.

Bring Water to Horseshoe Bend Hike

The first part of the hike is uphill in soft loose sand.

I would recommend wearing hiking boots or tennis shoes. I would avoid flip flops or open toed shoes. 

Horseshoe Bend Hike

As you reach the top of the climb, there is a covered pavilion off to the right where you can rest if you need to.

Horseshoe Bend Hike

As you get closer to the bottom of the trail, it is more compact and much easier to hike.

Horseshoe Bend Hiking Trail

At the end of the trail is the Horseshoe Bend Overlook area. This area has a metal fence for safety.

This is the most crowded area, but you can explore to the right or left for a long ways to get multiple angles of this beautiful view. The further you go in either direction is much less crowded, but no rails for safety.

Horseshoe Bend Overlook

This is the view from the overlook fenced in area.

Horseshoe Bend Overlook

This is the view looking down from the fence:

Horseshoe Bend Overlook

As I walked to the right of the overlook area, the path ends and you can explore for better less crowded views of Horseshoe Bend.

Horseshoe Bend Overlook Trail
Horseshoe Bend Overlook

As you look closer, you can see boats down at the bottom in the river.

Horseshoe Bend Overlook
Horseshoe Bend Overlook

There are lots of cool places to sit down and just take in the views!

Jordan at Horseshoe Bend

There were also a lot of fun places to climb. My kids were loving it!

Tyson climbing at Horseshoe Bend
Tarin climbing at Horseshoe Bend

We explored for about an hour and then decided to head back.

As we were close to the parking lot, I snapped this pic so you could see what it looks like on your way back.

Horseshoe Bend Parking Lot

Overall, this was such a fun trip. I would highly recommend visiting Horseshoe Bend!

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Horseshoe Bend Parking Lot - Page, Arizona:

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PRICING:

The price for our vehicle was $10.

We had 5 people in our car. 

Total Cost: $10

Horseshoe Bend Parking Receipt

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These are the things that I recommend you bring:

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