News Release

Horseshoe Bend Parking Temporarily Reduced During Construction

Dirt parking lot crowded with cars
Busy Horseshoe Bend Parking Lot.

City of Page Police Department

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News Release Date: November 19, 2018

Contact: Page Police Dept:  Public Information Officer. Det. Terry TerEick, 928-645-4108

Contact: Glen Canyon NRA  Public Information Officer Mary Plumb, 928-608-6202

The City of Page and the National Park Service are working together to address congestion and safety concerns at the Horseshoe Bend Overlook parking lot. Effective immediately, the north parking lot will be closed due to construction on the Horseshoe Bend Phase 2.A parking expansion. The previously enacted parking and safety restrictions have been implemented in the parking lot by the Page Police Department.
Over the last several years, visitation to Horseshoe Bend Overlook has increased dramatically. Thousands of visitors from around the world visit the attraction daily. Although the parking lot has been expanded several times, vehicle and pedestrian congestion still remains a safety issue. This congestion will be amplified with the reduction of available parking during the next phase of construction. To address these issues, the following parking and safety restrictions are in place until further notice.
  • Tour buses with a carrying capacity of more than 20 passengers will not be allowed to park on site. All buses this size will be required to unload at the designated area near the trail head, leave the site and return at a time agreed upon with their passengers to pick them up. 
  • All visitors must adhere to the instructions of the parking control employee.
  • Parking is prohibited along US Highway 89. New signs and barriers have been placed along the highway and violators will be cited.
  • If the parking lot is full, visitors will need to return at another time. The best time to find parking is prior to 10 a.m. or between 4 and 6 p.m. On holiday weekends, the parking lot may fill up sooner.
  • We ask that consideration be given to the limited parking and that visitors not linger, camp, or picnic in the parking lot at Horseshoe Bend. Overnight camping is not allowed in the Horseshoe Bend parking lot. Visitors are invited to enjoy city parks in Page and day use areas at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. 
  • The half-mile hike from the parking lot to the rim provides little relief from the sun. Visitors should bring water on the hike, wear comfortable clothing, and wear appropriate shoes (no sandals). Pets must not be left unattended in vehicles. Pets are allowed but must be on a leash that is no longer than six feet in length. Owners must clean up solid pet waste.
A parking control employee will be posted in the parking lot daily during the busiest hours. The Page Police Department will continue to assist with parking control as needed.
Horseshoe Bend is located within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and is managed by the National Park Service. The parking lot for Horseshoe Bend is located in and managed by the City of Page. Improvements are currently underway at the site, including a new American Disabilities Act trail and viewing area, shade structures, a larger parking lot, and visitor contact station. The City of Page started construction of the new parking lot on November 1 with a projected completion date of March 2019.  When the new parking area is complete buses will again be allowed to park at Horseshoe Bend. Both the City of Page and the National Park Service wish all visitors a safe and enjoyable visit to Horseshoe Bend and thank you for your cooperation while improvements are being constructed.
Glen Canyon NRA Page Police Department City of Page Public Works
Public Information Officer  Public Information Officer Director of Public Works
Mary Plumb Det. Terry TerEick Kyle Christiansen
928-608-6202 928-645-4108 928-645-4302
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Last updated: November 20, 2018

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