How to get here

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.

Click for a pdf of the page area map

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

[…] visited Horseshoe Bend, a horseshoe-shaped turn in the Colorado […]

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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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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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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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