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Horseshoe Bend is Breathtaking

I’ve seen stunning photos of Horseshoe Bend before and I thought, “I’ll be here one day.”

It happened last month.And boy, I was speechless looking down at the graceful and mighty Colorado River that carves Horseshoe Bend for millions of years. For those with fear of heights, looking down, for sure, is scary. There’s no fence, handrails or yellow lines but a warning to be really careful on its edges. One false step could lead to your death. And yes, there were a couple of tourists in the past who slipped off the rough, steep cliffs above—and died.

It’s 300 meters from the top to the Colorado River below. So, be very, very careful. Don’t be the next statistic.

The Horseshoe Bend is along Highway 89. It is a few minutes drive from downtown Page, Arizona. There’s a parking space at the bottom of the sandy hill. From the parking lot, it is a 1/4 mile walk to the Bend. That’s about less than 10 minutes hike if you’re focused on your destination but takes longer than that if you’re enjoying the desert view on your way up and down the Bend.

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Horseshoe Bend is Breathtaking.

As you walk to the Horseshoe Bend, you’ll be surrounded by the wide expanse of the desert.

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Horseshoe Bend is Breathtaking.

Behind it, you can see part of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Horseshoe Bend Page Arizona

Horseshoe Bend is Breathtaking.

As you can see, it looks like a horseshoe, right?

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Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona is breathtaking!

Below, there’s one house occupied by a native American.

Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona is breathtaking!

Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona is breathtaking!

The mighty Colorado River is 980 meters above see level. And it’s 1,300 meters from the overlook.

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This natural wonder is a dangerous beauty, eh?

Visitors are warned to be very careful since the overlook spots have no handrails.

The overlook of the Bend.

The overlook of the Bend.

It’s rough and steep. Walk carefully.

The overlook of the Bend.

The overlook of the Bend.

You have vertigo? Then, don’t try going to the natural, sandstone ledges.

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It’s stunning, isn’t it?

I have to admit that when I took this photo, I was a bit scared. I set up my camera and tripod above and I had to run down quickly to the ledge and sat down very carefully—all in 10-second timer!

Horseshoe Bend is breathtaking!

Horseshoe Bend is breathtaking!

I spotted this guy with his selfie stick. I bet, my tripod selfie is way much better than his shot. 😀

Horseshoe Bend is breathtaking!

Would you do this selfie?

This is, definitely, not for those who have fear of heights.

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This is not for someone with fear of heights.

Stay where you are comfortable.

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Conquer your fear!

Keep calm and relax. 😀

Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona is breathtaking!

Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona is breathtaking!

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