The new and improved visitor parking area at the Horseshoe Bend Overlook South of Page, AZ, is now open. Featuring public restrooms and designated parking areas for cars, RV’s, buses, the new entrance has helped alleviate overcrowding during peak visitation to this iconic attraction.
Operating hours: sunrise to sunset, 365 days a year
One-time entrance fee (determined by City of Page Resolution #1224-19):
*commercial and touring vehicle fees are determined by vehicle size, not number of passengers it is carrying; fees may be changed without notice by the City of Page
Cash or credit/debit cards are accepted, with the exception of busy holiday periods such as Memorial Day, Labor Day, President’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. Guests visiting during these US holidays should be prepared to pay their parking fees in cash to minimize wait times. The America The Beautiful/National Park Pass is NOT accepted for entry to Horseshoe Bend.
There is absolutely no parking anywhere along Highway 89! This is a 65 mph highway, and those who attempt to park on the shoulder will be ticketed and towed. The City of Page has passed also an emergency ordinance prohibiting passenger drop-offs and pickups at the Horseshoe Bend entrance or along the Highway 89 corridor.
The hike to Horseshoe Bend from the parking lot is .7 miles one-way and considered moderately difficult. The trail is partially paved and accessible to those with wheelchairs and strollers (with assistance). Dogs are welcome, but must remain on leash at all times. You must pick up after your pets, and bring sufficient water for them. Please remember you are in a desert environment, where summertime temperatures often exceed 110° (Fahrenheit). The trail to Horseshoe Bend is completely exposed, except for a small shade pavilion. Water, hats, sunscreen, and appropriate walking footwear should be worn. What To Bring to Horseshoe Bend
Those planning trips to Page, AZ, and Horseshoe Bend are reminded that if they find all official parking areas to be full at the time of their visit, they will be required to return at another time when they can find available space. Parking on the side of US89 is strictly prohibited. Those who do so risk having their vehicle towed and incurring fines. The Horseshoe Bend Overlook is busiest between the hours of 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM when day visitors from Las Vegas, Phoenix, Flagstaff, and other gateway communities are arriving and departing. Visiting in the hours just after sunrise offers dual benefits of cooler temperatures and smaller crowds. What Is The Best Time to Visit Horseshoe Bend
Should you prefer not to deal with the potential inconvenience and expense of the new arrangements at Horseshoe Bend, other ways of seeing this unique curve of the Colorado River include:
Advance reservations are strongly recommended for all guided tours to Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, and Lake Powell.