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Horseshoe Bend Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.4 (11)

A sandy but easy trail to an unbelievable view and natural wonder!


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.2

KM

Point to Point

4,356' 1,328 m

High

3,914' 1,193 m

Low

110' 34 m

Up

531' 162 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

273%

Max Grade (70°)

Dogs Leashed

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Family Friendly An easy hike...and amazing views of a natural wonder!

Description

It is hard to miss the parking lot as it will be swamped with cars and people. The trail is very straightforward, short, and easy to follow, though it can be a bit sandy.

The view of Horseshoe Bend is amazing, and there are many views all along the ridge. Be careful because it is an sharp drop off of 1,000 feet or more at the edge!

Contacts

Shared By:

Abe Ferraro with improvements by Ryan W

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 11 votes

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  4.4 from 11 votes
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Trail Rankings

#166

in Arizona

#6,319

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Photos

Despite numerous people at the viewpoint, there was plenty of room to set up a tripod and take photos.
May 12, 2019 near LeChee, AZ
Horseshoe Bend looking North
Aug 4, 2019 near LeChee, AZ
The canyon is bigger than I imagined. For scale, you can see a person sitting on the ledge on the left side.
May 12, 2019 near LeChee, AZ
Horseshoe Bend
Jan 18, 2018 near LeChee, AZ
Horseshoe Bend
Jan 18, 2018 near LeChee, AZ
Horseshoe Bend....Colorado River
Jan 17, 2018 near LeChee, AZ

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Mar 21, 2021
Michael Schieferecke
Easy hike, lots of people but not to crowded. 1.8mi
Nov 26, 2020
Julian Sanchez
Trail got moved. Still leads to the same awesome destination!
Aug 7, 2020
Emily Freed
Busy but pretty and quiet if stepping off main trail 1mi
Jul 27, 2020
Angelika Tokarczyk
Jul 10, 2020
Rick Walker
Great hike, bit windy at viewpoint coming from in the canyon, so get a little sand blasted. Beautiful otherwise — 17h 00m
Mar 8, 2020
Michael Messenger
Feb 1, 2020
Whitney Cashman
Nov 20, 2019
Murphy Meisenheimer