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UPDATE: Highway 89 from Flagstaff to Page has been repaired and is open to all traffic.

http://www.kpho.com/story/22806330/us-89-reopens-in-northern-arizona

Directions to Horseshoe Bend from Page, AZ

From Page, AZ drive south on Highway 89 to between mileposts 544 & 545. Look for the exit lane and prominent dirt road on the west side of the road which you can drive a short distance on to the parking area.

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How to get to Page, AZ

Page is serviced by regional commuter flights through Great Lakes Aviation. They have flights from Los Angeles, Denver, and Phoenix. You can then rent a car from the only car rental business at the airport, Avis.

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Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon | A Few Days Off - July 20, 2013

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    Almira - February 6, 2017

    Can I found any other details about this subject in other languages?

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      Alley Keosheyan - February 7, 2017

      Hi Almira,
      I didn’t have any luck finding information in languages in other than English for Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon, but you might try Google Translate. translate.google.com
      Alley

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Jim - March 28, 2016

How far is the walk to Horseshoe Bend from the parking lot?

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    Karlyn Bunting - April 2, 2016

    Jim,

    It’s just over a .6 mile walk…but it’s posted as a 3/4 mile or .75 mile walk.

    Enjoy,

    Karlyn

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Joe - April 18, 2016

Is there a park entracne fee to Horseshoe Bend?
How much per family?
Thanks.

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    admin - April 18, 2016

    Joe,
    Horseshoe Bend is technically part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, but at this time they are not collecting fees.
    Ryan

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      Kyle Niedrich - July 25, 2016

      Thanks for this information!

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    casey - July 26, 2016

    no park entrance fee, just bring water and a hat.

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Tjia - June 11, 2016

Is it possible to cover these points of attraction 2D1N from :
Las Vegas to Grand Canyon South Rim
Overnight in Page
Continue next morning to Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon + Monument Valley
Back to, Las Vegas?

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    admin - June 17, 2016

    Hi Tjia, the second part of your probably too tough. If you did Horseshoe Bend and Antelope, it would be difficult to leave Page before 10am-noon. From Page to Monument Valley back to Las Vegas would be about 8 hours of driving, not including the time you spend in Monument Valley. You might consider adding Zion instead of Monument Valley, because it is on your way back to Vegas.

    Hope that helps!

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Kristen - June 16, 2016

Can you hike with dogs?

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    admin - June 17, 2016

    Yes, you can hike with dogs, but there is no guard rail, so best to keep them under control near the edge!

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jack - June 26, 2016

How far is the hike from horseshoe bend to antelope canyon?

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Kristina - July 6, 2016

How many hours drive fromLas Vegasto Horseshoe bend?

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    admin - August 25, 2016

    Hi Kristina,
    Locals will drive it in about 4.5 hours. Make sure the GPS doesn’t try and take you through Zion’s, as that will add at least an hour because of the tunnels.

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hazel - July 18, 2016

Hi! What would you think about a hike like this.. leaving vegas at 7am – arriving for a 1:30pm tour at the antelope canyon.. then getting to the horseshoe bend around 330/4 (spending like an hour and a half there) then going to the south rim for the sunset. do you think we would make it? thanks!

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    admin - August 25, 2016

    Hi Hazel,
    That itinerary is very possible, but it is a lot of driving. It would wind up being about 7-8 hours of driving. Depending on the time of year, sunset at the South Rim may or may not be possible.

    I hope that helps!

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Sharon - July 19, 2016

How do I travel to horseshoe bend from Los Angeles in october 2016? Can we explore the horseshoe bend on our own without a guide?

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    admin - August 12, 2016

    Los Angeles to Horseshoe Bend would be about a 9-12 hour drive, depending on where in LA and traffic. You could also fly to Las Vegas and rent a car, or fly directly to Page via Phoenix. You could also take a train to Flagstaff and rent a car.

    Horseshoe Bend is a free self guided hike.

    Hope that helps!

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Mark - July 27, 2016

Does the trail extend to allow you to walk around the north and/or south sides of Horseshoe Bend?

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    admin - August 12, 2016

    At the end of the trail, it becomes slick rock and you can easily navigate north and south to get different viewpoints of the Colorado river and Horseshoe Bend. Most people will just stay around the apex, so it is worth it just to get some space.

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Salina Sells - August 2, 2016

Hello! I am looking for a top line tour of the Grand Canyon. Beginning from 11a – 11a next day. I want to see as much as I can but have no idea where to begin. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks!

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JENNIFER WRIGLEY - August 11, 2016

We are wanting to visit the Horseshoe bend for our son’s 11th bday we would like to rent an affordable cabin where would you suggest us to for cabins or recommend any nice reasonable hotels we planning on visiting in September
Thanks!!

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    admin - August 25, 2016

    Hi Jennifer,
    The 3rd and 4th week of September is traditionally a slower time of year. Prices can be lower during this time.
    There are no cabins in Page, but the city approved vacation home rentals a few years ago and it can be a great option if you are travelling with more two people or would like a kitchen and living area. Check out vrbo.com for local homes available for rent.

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Gigi - August 17, 2016

Hi:

I’m coming from Hollywood, Los Angeles and was planning for labor day sept 2016 driving out to Page Arizona to see the horshoe bend and the antelope lower canyon. I’m planning to spend the night so which one should I drive to first?

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    admin - August 25, 2016

    Hi Gigi,
    Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon are only about 10 minutes from each other so they are logistically very easy. If you are concerned with photography, you should look at this page that shows how Horseshoe Bend looks at different times of the day. If photography is not the primary concern, I would do Antelope Canyon first and then Horseshoe Bend, because the tours for Antelope Canyon stop early afternoon, and sunset is a little cooler in temps for Horseshoe Bend.
    Antelope Canyon will be about 10-15 degrees colder than the temperature outside the canyon.
    Hope that helps!
    Ryan

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Gia - September 13, 2016

Hi! I would like to save money & see if I can take a family trip to go see antelope canyon & horseshoe bend from Las Vegas.
Can you suggest a cheap tour guide for the antelope canyon?!
Will it be safe for my 6, 3 yr olds & 7 month (w/ carrier) old?
Does it matter if I start w/ upper/lower canyons? I have a fear of heights… (Will the drive make me crazy?)
Is there a trail at the horseshoe bend where we are close to the lake? Water surrounding it?!
Thanks for your help!!!

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    admin - September 14, 2016

    Hi Gia,
    The tours are roughly the same price, since they are all operated with permission from the Navajo Nation. The first thing you should look for is which company is going during the time spot you want. Each company is assigned different times.

    Antelope Canyon is very safe, but if you are carrying a child it would be easier to do Upper Canyon since it does not have any stairs. Lower Canyon might be difficult because of that.

    There are no heights on the drive, other then driving across a short bridge if you cross the canyon.

    Horseshoe Bend is less than 10 miles from both Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon. However, Horseshoe Bend is south of Glen Canyon Dam, so it overlooks the Colorado River not Lake Powell which is formed by the Colorado River backing up against the dam. If you wanted to overlook the lake, just a few miles north is the Carl Hayden visitor center which is a great overlook and has some fun activities for kids. They might also enjoy the tour of the Dam.

    I hope that helps!
    Ryan

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      Gia - September 27, 2016

      Thank you for your thorough response!!! Best!!

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casey - September 19, 2016

we are visiting Las Vegas around thanksgiving this year and wanting to drive to Grand Canyon, after doing some research it looks like South Rim is pretty much our only choice. But found Horseshoe Bend and wondering if we could do Horseshoe and then on to the South Rim in time for sunset? my husband and I have been to the GC but friends traveling with us really want to go as they have never been. we have never been to Horseshoe Bend and thought it would be nice to go straight there and then on to GC but not sure how much time it would take including drive time. if need be we will just go to GC this trip and do the Horseshoe on the next one.

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    admin - September 26, 2016

    Hi Casey,
    I think that sounds like a lot of driving if you are trying to do it as a day trip. Horseshoe Bend is about 2.5 hours from the South Rim. Many people will do it as a loop from Las Vegas, going from Vegas to Grand Canyon to Horseshoe Bend / Antelope Canyon, then Zion then back to Vegas.

    If you really wanted to, you could drive 4.5 hours to Horseshoe Bend, hike it, and then go to the South Rim, but that is a lot of driving. I think you should either do one or the other, or stay an extra night.

    I hope that helps!
    Ryan

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Purbali - November 3, 2016

Hi,
I want to stay in Page and like to visit upper antelope, lower antelope and horseshoe band in a single day and then back to Las Vegas to catch our flight at night. Does it sound like feasible plan
I saw few tour operator cover upper antelope but not horse shoe band and lake powell and lower antelope.
If they are covering all these places it is either from sedona or flagstaff not from page itself.

Can you give some on how to cover all these places.

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    Alley Keosheyan - February 1, 2017

    Dear Purbali,
    If you absolutely have to visit Horseshoe Bend, plus Lower and Upper Antelope Canyon, and head back to Las Vegas that night, I strongly recommend getting a very early start on your activities. It takes fully 4.5 hours to drive from Page to Las Vegas and for your safety, we do not recommend driving at night.
    The reason you do not see tour operators doing this itinerary out of Page is because most visitors drive here in their own vehicle or by rental car and all of these destinations are within relatively close proximity of one another. There is no bus or train service to Page, so if can’t get here by car, you’ll have to sign on with a tour company that offers multi-day tours such as this one ->: https://www.viator.com/tours/Las-Vegas/3-Day-National-Parks-Camping-Tour-Grand-Canyon-Zion-Bryce-Canyon-and-Monument-Valley-from-Las-Vegas/d684-5602GCZMV_3D
    Good luck!
    Alley

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Al - November 25, 2016

Hi there, Planning going to AZ 3 weeks from now for 5-6 days.Landing in Phoenix driving straight to either sedona or flagstaff.Haven’t decided which one to use as a base will like to do some hiking before GC. Then go to GC and horseshoe/antelope and maybe go to Utah if possible coral pink sand dunes.For the antelope canyon it can only be tour with a company or can it be self guided?Also any idea what else to do besides sand dunes once in Utah close to border of AZ?thanks!!

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    Alley Keosheyan - February 1, 2017

    Hi Al, you can call me Al, too 😉
    With 5-6 days to work with, I strongly advise dialing back your itinerary just a bit. First off, I don’t recommend using one place as a “base” if you can possibly help it. Due to the driving distances involved, you’ll want to transition every couple of days for the best quality experience.
    If you want to do some hiking before Grand Canyon South Rim, Sedona is a good place to do just that. There’s a lot to see and do there, so I recommend devoting at least 2 days to it.
    Then, head to Grand Canyon South Rim for at least one night, then Page/Lake Powell for 2 nights. With an early enough start (it takes 2.5 hours to drive from Grand Canyon to Page), you can hit Horseshoe Bend on your way into town, then take a tour of Antelope Canyon later in the day.
    Coral Pink Sand Dunes is up near Kanab, UT. If you stay for a second night in Page, you might be able to manage it, but it is about 1 hour and 45 minutes each way to get there.
    It then takes about 4.5 hours to drive from Page to Phoenix.
    Good luck and have a great trip!
    Alley

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Shruta Lakhani - November 28, 2016

Hi, Ryan
Thank you so much for such wonderful tips.
We are planning a trip of 7 days to vegas in the third week of december

2 nights – Las Vegas
3rd day- Zion national park then Bryce canyon(sunset and overnight in Kanab)
4th day- Antelope canyon then Horseshoe bend(sunset and overnight in Page)
5th day- Grand canyon south rim(overnight?)
6th day – West Grand canyon Skywalk and back to vegas in evening

Could you please suggest if you think this plan will work.
Could you please also suggest if December is a right time to visit Lake Powell and if we can fit it somewhere in our plan?.
Also, if you have any suggestions where to stay 5th night.

Please feel free to suggest any other plans.
Thank you so much for your time and help ! 🙂

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    Alley Keosheyan - February 1, 2017

    Hi Shruta –
    Your ideal itinerary requires a little modification.
    First of all, trying to experience Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon in a single day is a bit too much to take on. It takes about 2 hours to drive from Zion to Bryce Canyon, then a further 3 hours to drive from Bryce Canyon to Page. That doesn’t allow enough time to enjoy either area in earnest, especially during the month of December when days are so short. Plus, Zion is a really big park and warrants at least 2 days time. I know that’s not always manageable, but I recommend at least taking Bryce off the table.
    Regarding the drive from Grand Canyon South Rim (and yes, we suggest overnighting there, see here for hotel information ->: http://grandcanyon.com/category/hotels/south-rim-hotels/ ) to Las Vegas via the Grand Canyon Skywalk, here again, you’re looking at a LOT of driving. It takes about 5 hours to drive from Grand Canyon South Rim to Grand Canyon West, then another 2 hours to drive from Grand Canyon West to Las Vegas. If you’re really wanting to see the Grand Canyon Skywalk, I’d recommend doing a tour from Las Vegas during one of your days there. This can be done in just half a day’s time with a tour such as this one ->: http://grandcanyon.com/tours/west-tours/grand-celebration-skywalk-and-boat/
    Have a great trip!
    Alley

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Phyllis Speyer - November 30, 2016

Are either of these power wheelchair accessible?

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    Alley Keosheyan - February 1, 2017

    Dear Phyllis,
    Thank you for writing, that’s an excellent question.
    If you’re referring to Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, you would probably want to have someone handy to assist you as the trail to Horseshoe Bend especially has a short uphill incline at the beginning, and can be quite sandy in some areas. Ditto for Antelope Canyon. Regarding Antelope Canyon, you would want to experience Upper Antelope Canyon as it is a relatively short and flat trail. Lower Antelope requires navigating some stairs and around a few boulders. We would also recommend contacting the tour operators in advance of your arrival to let them know that you have a power chair so they can accommodate you accordingly.
    Good luck and have fun!
    Alley

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Tilak - December 3, 2016

Hello,

We are planning to see the New Year festivities in Vegas. Our plan is like this, We want to see Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon and then head to Vegas. We are planning to finish the AZ places and reach Vegas by 30th December afternoon. Hence what are your suggestions??

We are a group of 4 coming from Anaheim, CA.

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    Alley Keosheyan - February 1, 2017

    Coming from the Los Angeles/Anaheim area, you can enjoy many attractions in Northern Arizona and Southern Utah depending on the time of year you’re traveling and the number of days you have to work with.
    We suggest starting with Grand Canyon South Rim. It is possible to drive there in a day from Anaheim, but it takes about 7 hours. If you wish to break the drive up, perhaps consider overnighting in Las Vegas on your first day. You’ll want to stay overnight at Grand Canyon South Rim to enjoy sunrise and sunset on the rim.
    Then plan to head to Page/Lake Powell from Grand Canyon South Rim via the Desert View/East Rim Drive. There are several beautiful viewpoints you can stop at along the way. Plan to visit the Cameron Trading Post for at least a bathroom break, but if you have more time, enjoy lunch there! About 5 miles South of the town of Page, you’ll find the Horseshoe Bend Overlook on the left hand side of the highway. Stay overnight in Page, then after a leisurely morning, take a tour of Antelope Canyon.
    If you have time, plan to visit Zion National Park in Utah upon leaving Page. It’s a big park, so it warrants 2 days of your time at the very least.
    From there, Las Vegas is an easy 3-hour drive.
    Have fun!
    Alley

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Brooke - December 9, 2016

Is there an address to put in my gps so that I could be directed to horseshoe bend?

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    Alley Keosheyan - January 30, 2017

    Horseshoe Bend Overlook - new and improved!

    Hi Brooke – GPS coordinates for Horseshoe Bend Overlook are 36.879207, -111.509923 And check out this photo of the latest improvements to the area!

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Dee - December 14, 2016

Me and my husband are planning to visit Horse Shoe Bend this Christmas day. So, just wondering are these places Horse Shoe Bend, Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon open on 25th December?

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    Alley Keosheyan - February 1, 2017

    Dear Dee,
    Merry belated Christmas!
    All National Parks and Monuments are open on Christmas Day, however, Antelope Canyon tour operations may be closed so the employees may enjoy the day with their families.
    Hope that helps,
    Alley

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Pragya - December 14, 2016

Hi,
Are pets (dogs) allowed in the Antelope canyon?

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    Alley Keosheyan - January 30, 2017

    Hi Pragya, sorry, but dogs are not allowed at Antelope Canyon (with the exception of ADA-certified service dogs). However, dogs are allowed at other Page area attractions, such as Horseshoe Bend Overlook. They must be kept on a leash and you should be prepared to bring water for your dog as this is a dry, desert area. If you’re visiting during the summer months, the sand can get very hot, so if your dog exhibits signs of discomfort, you should be prepared to get her out of the area.
    There is a nice fenced dog run at Golliard Park next to the Page Municipal Airport. You might also take a walk along the rim trail which circles Manson Mesa and has some great views of Lake Powell. http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arizona/page-rimview-trail If your dog likes to swim, I would recommend taking her to Lone Rock Beach, which is near the Arizona/Utah border. Again, dogs must be leashed in all of these areas.
    Hope that helps – have fun!

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Jay - December 18, 2016

Hi i am planning to do a GC, HorseShoe, Antelope and Zion. I want to start from Las vegas (start Tuesday morning) and drive back to LA (by thursday night) covering above points. I have booked 2 night stay at south rim (in one of the lodges there). WHat should be the ideal itinerary?
I am thinking: Tuesday morning start from LV -> drive to Antelope/HorseShoe and then back to south rim
next day start from south rim to sedona/zion and back.
Thursday afternoon start from southrim back to LA. ( got a good deal at the lodge at the rim hence booked two nights).
Is that an optimal itinerary? anything else, i could cover in these days?

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    Alley Keosheyan - February 1, 2017

    Hi Jay, thanks for writing!
    With only two days to work with, this itinerary is extremely rushed. It’s going to have you doing a lot of driving and very little enjoying of the attractions you wish to see. You’re going to need to trim your “wish list” down, and I suggest starting with Zion and Sedona. You simply don’t have enough time to include them.
    What I would recommend is focusing your energies on enjoying Grand Canyon South Rim, Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. Hang on to your two nights booking at Grand Canyon National Park Lodges. Get an early start out of Las Vegas on Tuesday morning. It takes approximately 4.5 hours to drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon South Rim. After getting checked in at the hotel, utilize the free shuttles to explore Grand Canyon Village Historic District and the Hermit’s Rest/West Rim Drive. Perhaps enjoy dinner at the El Tovar Hotel (reservations required) or the Arizona Room (first-come/first-served).
    The next morning, get up nice and early and get ready to experience the Canyon River Adventure tour! This exciting all-day tour begins with a scenic sunrise flight over the Eastern portion of the Grand Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. Upon landing at the Page Municipal Airport, you’ll then be picked up by safari jeeps for a 90-minute tour of Upper Antelope Canyon, after which you’ll be dropped at the offices of Colorado River Discovery for a 1/2-day Smooth Water Float Trip through beautiful Glen Canyon! At the conclusion of the float trip, you’ll be transported by coach back to Grand Canyon National Park Airport. For more information on the tour, click here ->: http://horseshoebend.com/scenic-canyon-river-adventure/ ***The Canyon River Adventure is offered March 1st through October 31st***
    Good luck and have fun!
    Alley

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Betty - December 25, 2016

Hi,

I have family coming to visit at the end of January, and we were hoping to make a roadtrip through Arizona. The plan is to visit the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and stay the night in Williams, then visit Horseshoe Bend and stay at Page City for one night, and then finally visit Antelope Canyon before driving to St. George for one night. From there we would head back to Las Vegas. Do you know what the road conditions are like for our route around that time of the year? Will we need anything special like snow chains? Also, I’ve read that visitors to Antelope Canyon need to have licensed tour guides to enter, is this true? Thanks for your help!

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    Alley Keosheyan - January 30, 2017

    Hi Betty, apologies that we were not able to respond to your inquiry sooner. We hope you had a fun trip in the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell area.
    For those contemplating wintertime visits to the Southwest US, especially Northern Arizona and Southern Utah, snow is a very real possibility at this time of year. Though road closures do not occur often, they can be expected in the middle of an active storm pattern. As for whether you’ll need snow chains, rental car outlets forbid customers from using them. If you’re driving your own vehicle, it’s not a bad idea to have them, IF YOU KNOW HOW TO USE THEM. If not, don’t bother. Just be prepared to shift your trip plans if you get detoured or delayed by bad weather. Check http://www.az511.com before setting out.
    Regarding Antelope Canyon, yes, a licensed guide is required for entry. Tours are offered from the town of Page, AZ, or can be obtained at the Tribal Park entrance gate on Highway 98.
    Have fun!

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Jessie - January 9, 2017

Is this a good place to visit during winter? My husband wants to visit next weekend but I see that Page is supposed to get some snow the day he wants to be there.

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    Alley Keosheyan - January 30, 2017

    Hi Jessie, how was your visit?

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Kelli - January 12, 2017

Hi,

I am trying to plan a trip to Horseshoe Bend, and will be traveling with my dog. Is this trip doable with a dog? I would hate to come all the way up and not be able to see anything because I have her with me. And what other attractions are dog friendly?

Thanks!!
Kelli

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    Alley Keosheyan - January 30, 2017

    Hi Kelli, that is a really good question! Yes, dogs are allowed at the Horseshoe Bend Overlook. They must be kept on a leash and you should be prepared to bring water for your dog as this is a dry, desert area. If you’re visiting during the summer months, the sand can get very hot, so if your dog exhibits signs of discomfort, you should be prepared to get her out of the area. There is a nice fenced dog park at Golliard Park next to the Page Municipal Airport. You might also take a walk along the rim trail which circles Manson Mesa and has some great views of Lake Powell. http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arizona/page-rimview-trail If your dog likes to swim, I would recommend taking her to Lone Rock Beach, which is near the Arizona/Utah border. Again, dogs must be leashed in all of these areas.
    Hope that helps – have fun!

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Irma Heras - January 12, 2017

How far is Horseshoe Bend from either Quartzite or Yuma . We are going from Amarillo . which would be better to do first .

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    Alley Keosheyan - January 30, 2017

    Hi Irma, thank you for your question. Quartzite is closest to Horseshoe Bend – if you can call a 6-hour one-way drive “close” LOL Map ->: https://goo.gl/maps/cxpz3mRqbhq
    Due to the distance, we recommend staying overnight in Page, AZ, the town where Horseshoe Bend Overlook is located. There are many hotels to choose from, ranging from economy class (Motel 6, Super 8, EconoLodge) to higher end (Marriott, Hampton, etc.) and everything in between. For more information on lodging in Page AZ, visit this link and scroll down to the section on Page, AZ hotels ->: http://grandcanyon.com/category/hotels/east-hotels-1/
    So are you going to Quartzite for the rock and gem show? Have a wonderful time!

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Christy - January 12, 2017

I am planning on making a trip this weekend to see Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon, would you agree that the weather should be ok? And do you have to go on a tour in order to see Antelope Canyon or can you go on the hikes alone?

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    Alley Keosheyan - January 30, 2017

    Hello Christy, How was your trip?

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rondi kirby - January 15, 2017

We will be in Vegas in feb for a few nights. I wanted to drive to HOrsehoe bend and back. Would you recommend that or would you suggest staying someplace on the way?

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    Alley Keosheyan - January 30, 2017

    Dear Rondi,
    Hello and that’s a very good question! It takes approximately 4.5 hours to drive from Las Vegas, Nevada to Page, Arizona, where Horseshoe Bend is located. Due to the distance, you’ll have a better quality experience if you plan to stay overnight in Page, AZ. Page, AZ has many hotels to choose from in a variety of price ranges from budget (Super 8, Motel 6, Econo Lodge, etc.) to higher end properties (Hampton, Marriott). For more information on lodging in the area, visit this page and scroll down to the section on Page, AZ. http://grandcanyon.com/category/hotels/east-hotels-1/
    Good luck and have fun!

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Chandra Bairi - January 19, 2017

Hi Ryan,
We are planning to drive to Arizona during Feb 2nd- Feb3rd week. We plan to visit (5days trip)
Monument Valley
Antelope Canyon
Horshoe Bend
The Wave
Zion

Can you please help us how we should plan. I am looking at information regardin any tours that would allow us to see them all and how long do you think would it take to visit each place.

Thanks in Advance

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    Alley Keosheyan - January 30, 2017

    Dear Chandra,
    Hello and thank you for your inquiry. Knowing a little more about your overall trip plan would help us advise you best. For example, are you coming to the area from Las Vegas or Phoenix? Since Las Vegas is a popular “staging” city for vacationers to this area, I’ll assume that you’re coming from there.
    In which case, I would advise this:
    Day 1: Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park (approx 3 hours), stay overnight
    Day 2: 2nd overnight in Zion National Park
    Day 3: Drive from Zion NP to Page, AZ (approximately 2.5 hours) in the morning, visit Antelope Canyon at mid-day (approximately 2 hours), Horseshoe Bend Overlook in the afternoon (approximately 1 hour), stay overnight
    Day 4: Make day trip to Monument Valley (2 hour drive each way), 2nd overnight in Page.
    Day 5: Drive back to Las Vegas (5 hours)
    Notice I have not included The Wave in this trip plan. That’s because this area requires a permit to visit, and they are extremely hard to obtain.
    I hope this helps. Please don’t hesitate to comment again if you have further questions.

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LA - January 22, 2017

Can you take an RV to the parking lot of the horseshoe bend?

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    Alley Keosheyan - January 30, 2017

    LA,
    Hello and thank you for your question. RV’s can be accommodated at the Horseshoe Bend Overlook parking lot. However, do not be surprised to find it full during peak travel periods and popular viewing hours, which are between 9 AM and 5 PM. You might be pleased to know that there are restrooms available at the parking lot should you need them. Be sure to wear appropriate shoes for walking and to carry water as this is a dry desert environment.

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Diane - February 6, 2017

I will be staying at the Lake Powell Resort as part of a tour, so I will not have a car but I will have free time. Is there any transportation that I could take to Horseshoe Bend?

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    Alley Keosheyan - February 7, 2017

    Hi Diane,
    Horseshoe Bend is approximately 10 miles from Lake Powell Resort & Marina, just South of the town of Page. There is no mass transit or bus service in the area, but there is a taxi service called Buggy Taxi. Their phone # is 928-645-6664.
    Another option is to reach out to your tour company. Many tour companies recognize that the Horseshoe Bend Overlook is a “must-see” attraction for many Lake Powell area visitors. They may already be planning a stop there.
    A third option is to fly over Horseshoe Bend with Grand Canyon Airlines from Page Municipal Airport. The airline may be able to offer a pickup for a small fee. http://horseshoebend.com/see-horseshoe-bend-air/
    Hope that helps!
    Alley

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Tess - February 7, 2017

Hi there,

I’m planning to do 2D1N trip:

Day 1: From Las Vegas to Grand Canyon South Rim and proceed to Lake Powell to join their 5pm boat tour, and stay in Page for the night.

Day 2: Join Antelope Canyon morning tour, proceed to Horseshoe Bend, and drive back to Las Vegas.

On the 2nd day, is it possible to make it back to Vegas by 6pm?
Is there any Horseshoe Bend tour when I reach the parking lot? How long is the hike?

Thanks so much!
Cheers!

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    Alley Keosheyan - February 9, 2017

    Hi Tess, and thank you for visiting our site.
    I’ve got 3 words for your itinerary on Day 1: too much driving! The trip from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon South rim takes 4.5 hours minimum. Tack another hour onto that if you want to stop and see Hoover Dam. The drive from Grand Canyon South Rim to Page takes 2.5 hours, but there again, it rarely ends up being that length of time because there are many beautiful viewpoints one can stop at along the way. Then, you’ll need to get to the marina by 4:30 PM at the latest in order to check in for the Lake Powell Boat Tour. Depending on where it’s taking place from (Lake Powell or Antelope Point Marina?), it’s anywhere from 15-30 minutes drive from the town of Page itself.
    As to your itinerary on Day 2, it takes approximately 5 hours to drive from Page to Las Vegas via the most direct route. At Horseshoe Bend, there is no tour that takes you up to the overlook, you just go at your leisure. The hike is approximately 3/4 of a mile each way. Because Horseshoe Bend is located 5 miles South of the town of Page on Highway 89, you might be able to stop there on your way to town prior to arrival, depending, of course, on how good of time you manage to make.
    But again, that first day’s itinerary, in our honest opinion, is a little too ambitious.
    An alternative you might consider is simply staying at Grand Canyon South Rim for 2 days’ time and on your second day, take the Scenic Canyon River Adventure tour. Consisting of an early morning flight over the Grand Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, a jeep tour of Upper Antelope Canyon, and a half-day float trip through Glen Canyon, this 3-in-1 combination tour includes all round-trip transportation, so you can relax and enjoy the scenery. After all, isn’t that what coming here was all about? For more information on the Scenic Canyon River Adventure, click here ->: http://horseshoebend.com/scenic-canyon-river-adventure/
    Good luck and happy travels!
    Alley

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Madhumati Mukherjee - February 10, 2017

Hi, We are planning a trip to Antelope Canyon, Horshoe bend, Glen Canyon. I know, we have to book a guided tour for Antelope canyon, but can we do Horseshoe bend and Glen Canyon on our own? Once we pay the $8.00 park entrance fee along with the Antelope canyon tour, do we have any more entrance fees, parking fees etc to pay for Glen canyon and Horseshoe bend? Also, do you have a suggestion for the best tour company to go with for the Antelope canyons?
Thanks,
Madhumati

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    Alley Keosheyan - February 10, 2017

    Good morning Madhumati and thank you for visiting our site.
    In regards to entrance fees, you do not have to pay one to go to the Horseshoe Bend Overlook. If you wish to enter Glen Canyon National Recreation Area to see Lake Powell or take a boat tour, you do have to pay an entrance fee of $25 per vehicle, which is good for 7 days’ time.
    If you plan to visit other National Parks in the Southwest US, such as Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, etc., consider purchasing an “America The Beautiful Federal Lands Access Pass.” For $80, this card grants you access to all National Parks and Monuments in the US for 1 year’s time (Native American Tribal Parks such as Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley and Grand Canyon West not included). For more information, visit http://store.usgs.gov/pass
    As for which Antelope Canyon tour outfitter to choose, visit this page for more information on local tour companies that tour both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon.
    Please don’t hesitate to contact us again if we can be of further assistance and visit our Facebook page for more information! https://www.facebook.com/horseshoebendaz/
    Happy Travels,
    Alley

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seth - February 18, 2017

Hello. My family of 5 (kids 14, 12,12) will be traveling from Grand Canyon South Rim to Bryce in mid June. On the way to Bryce, we plan on visiting Horseshoe Bend before our tour at 10:00 am for Antelope Canyon. We were thinking of leaving the Grand Canyon at 6:30 am with the hopes of arriving at Horseshoe Bend around 8:30 am. That would give us about 30-45 min at the site. How is the viewing at 8:30 am and do you think I’m giving us enough time? After our Antelope Canyon tour, I was thinking about hiking waterholes Canyon. What is your opinion of hiking waterholes with my family? It would probably be around 11:30 am. From my research, not many visitors here. Other than the heat, is there anything we should worry about (i.e. rattle snakes)? Thanks in advance for your time and answers.

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    Alley Keosheyan - February 21, 2017

    Hi Seth, and thank you for visiting our site!
    First of all, the drive from Grand Canyon to Horseshoe Bend usually takes a little over 2 hours if you drive straight through. However, that is not likely to happen since there are many beautiful canyon viewpoints along the way. No doubt you’ll find yourself stopping. Don’t forget as well to visit the Cameron Trading Post at the junction of Highway 64 & 89 – great collection of Native arts and crafts, and Navajo tacos in the restaurant!
    Assuming you actually hit Horseshoe Bend at around 9:00 AM, that would give you a nice view, but most people end up spending 1.5 hours when factoring the hike to the overlook and back.
    As for hiking Waterholes Canyon, your kids would probably enjoy it, and so would you. However, keep in mind that only the section closest to Highway 89 is open to independent hikers now. Also, a permit from the Navajo Tribal Parks office is required before entering. These can be purchased at the Antelope Canyon Tribal Park entrance gate (it’s included in your Antelope Canyon tour price, just save your receipt). Snakes aren’t seen too terribly often. They’re around, but they want as little to do with us as we want with them! Bring plenty of water and make sure to use toilet facilities before your tour as there are none at the canyon sites.
    Hope that helps. Have fun!
    Alley
    P.S. Here’s a video of a family hiking Waterholes Canyon to whet your appetite for your trip! https://youtu.be/Ef-XKP6ONkI

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