Friday, October 27, 2017

Horseshoe Bend in Page, AZ

When in Arizona, we had to get the typical shot of Horsehoe Bend.  Apparently, it is the most photographed part of the Grand Canyon.  We went there on our way back to Flagstaff from touring Upper Antelope Canyon.  (More about that later.)  If you decide to go to Horsehoe Bend, go soon.  According to a bartender at the Dam Bar and Grille in Page, AZ, the park service or some other government entity is going to start charging money to go in there.  They want to build some canopies to help shade areas for people when they hike from the parking lot to the bend which is about a  mile and a half hike or so up and down a hill.  It can get pretty hot there in the summer.

Lastly, to give you a sense of the size of this view, if you look at about the 3 o'clock area of the river, you will see a little white speck.  That little white speck is a fishing boat, probably a bass boat or something.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by!

From Wikipedia:

Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona, in the United States.

Horseshoe Bend is located 5 miles (8.0 km) downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, about 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Page.

It is accessible via hiking a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) round trip from U.S. Route 89, but an access road also reaches the geological structure, as it is part of a state park. Horseshoe Bend can be viewed from the steep cliff above.[1]

The overlook is 4,200 feet (1,300 m) above sea level, and the Colorado River is at 3,200 feet (980 m) above sea level, making it a 1,000-foot (300 m) drop.[2]

The rock walls of Horseshoe Bend contain a variety of minerals, among which are hematite, platinum and garnet.

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