Horseshoe Bend

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Horseshoe Bend is the name for a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona, in the United States. It is located 5 miles (8.0 km) downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, about 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Page. Accessible via a ½-mile (0.8 km) hike from U.S. Route 89, it can be viewed from the steep cliff above. According to Google terrain maps, the overlook is 4,200 feet (1,300 m) above sea level and the Colorado River is at 3,200 feet (980 m) above sea level making it a 1,000 feet (300 m) drop.

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Comments (6)

Emanuele Bredy on October 25, 2011

incredible perpective like

Kaiser on November 2, 2011

Thanks Emanuele! It's an impressive place!

Jean-Yves PARET on December 20, 2011

Incredible place isn't it ?? I really like3 this scenery! Here is my shot ... And dont' hesitate to enlarge

Merry Christmas & Happy new year

Kaiser on December 21, 2011

It's an impressive place, in addition you can't see anything until you arrive at the viewing point!

Merry Christmas!

Eva Lewitus on September 18, 2013

This is really an amazing place. L

Kaiser on September 18, 2013

Thank you very much Eva!!

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Photo taken in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Lake Powell, UT 84533, USA
Horseshoe Bend

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