Catching sunset at Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend

After leaving Bryce Canyon, we drove in the direction of our next hotel located close to Page. Having arrived there with enough time to catch the sunset at the Horseshoe Bend, we decided on a slight detour before grabbing something to eat.

Horseshoe Bend, a 270º horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River, is one of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area’s more famous highlights.

It is trendy during sunsets, with many people taking epic pictures of setting sun rays shining on orange-red sandstone and the blue-green waters of the Colorado river.

With epic spots comes great popularity, which is the case with Horseshoe Bend. It is pretty crowded; however, we could still find places to take pictures without people in the background. The epic sunset didn’t happen, but at this stage, where we were escaping cloudbursts everywhere, we were happy it was not raining 🙂

From the parking lot leads well maintained 1.2km long trail.


There is no entrance fee as such; however, the city charges $10 per vehicle or RV and $5 per motorcycle to park in the lot. National park passes do not work.

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