The horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River is known as Horseshoe Bend, and it is located in the vicinity of the city of Page, Arizona. As the name implies, the east rim of the Grand Canyon is also known as the “east rim of the Grand Canyon.”
The horseshoe bend is 5 miles (8.0 km) downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, which is located about 4 miles (6.4 km of) southwest of Page.
It is accessible via a hike of about a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) one-way from a parking area that is located off of U.S. Route 191. Page’s Route 89 stretches all the way through southwestern Page. All of the land south of the Bend, including the trail, overlook, and parking area is on the Navajo Nation’s land.
The view from the cliff above provides a unique perspective on Horseshoe Bend. This overlook is 1,000 feet (300 m) above sea level, as the Colorado River is at 3,200 feet (980 m) above sea level. This means the overlook is 1,000 feet (300 m) above the surrounding area.
In the recent past, the lookout has turned into a tourist destination. Between 2018 and 2028, increased use of location on social media is expected to lead to a significant increase in the number of visitors. This area is well known for having some of the area’s most notable landmarks.