Horseshoe Bend

Three miles before reaching Page Horseshoe Bend Overlook will be on your left. There is a $10 parking fee and if the parking lot is filled you will be turned away. Try to get there before 4:00 pm when people want to get there to see the sunset from that point. It is a short walk uphill on a surfaced sidewalk, and then a walk uphill going back from the overlook.   There is a fence at the overlook now, but be careful.

Slot canyon tours are available in Page. Since the canyons are on Native American land, a guide is required. There are two main canyons – upper and lower. Lower has a ladder, but upper canyon is easier to see via a half mile round trip walking. A photographers dream any time of day!!!!

About the Author

Joy Grand Canyon

Joy taught environmental sciences at Southern Vermont College and became active in outdoor land use.  Joy now lives ‘off-the-grid’ near the Grand Canyon on an acreage with solar power, and hauls water for her own needs and for her struggling raised-bed desert garden, dogs, cat, chickens, and Garrett-the-goose. Joy has rafted the Colorado River from Moab to Lake Mead, hiked many of the trails, and stayed at Phantom Ranch several times either by hiking or by mule.  Learning and reading is her passion, and she is constantly learning more about the Grand Canyon.

Joy is well traveled but never found a place that was more well suited for her than the Grand Canyon.  This is her home.  Stop in the Grand Canyon Visitor Center and allow her to share her home with you.

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