Horseshoe Bend Arizona is an enormous horseshoe shaped valley of the Colorado River found just west of the town of Page, Utah, United States. It’s also known as the “start of the Grand Canyon,” because it’s at the edge of what was the Arizona lowlands. Like many other canyon outposts, it has exposed cliffs on three sides, with a deep notch in the center for a river gushing through. A large portion of this gushing water is diverted into the lower slot of Grand Canyon. Horseshoe Bend was used by pioneers as their starting point for their journeys through the Grand Canyon.
The Colorado river winds through the Horseshoe Bend Arizona, and continues on its movement towards Lake Mead. Over time, the bend will change, with a landfall event captured on video in 2021. This is how these canyons are formed over a millennia, with natural erosion.
The bend itself is a decent walk from the car park. It is not so much the distance, which is not that far, but it goes over a relatively steep hill. Still, even if you find it difficult walking, it is well worth the effort. Plenty of places to rest are available. One word of warning, do not go during the hot summer afternoons unless you are healthy, and have plenty of water with you.
Today, there are some hotels in the area of Page. If you want to see all that this place has to offer, you should plan to stay at one of them, as they provide beautiful views of this horseshoe bend. There are beautiful hotels in the area catering to tourists, travelers, and those who simply want to relax. You also have access to a number of national and state parks in the area, such as Zion National Park in Utah.