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Contact: Mary Plumb, 928-608-6202
Contact: City of Page: Michael Celaya, 928-614-8392
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and the City of Page are pleased to announce improvements at Horseshoe Bend are progressing. The portion of the new American Disability Act (ADA) trail closest to the rim was opened for public use on April 18, 2019. The eleven-foot wide, one-quarter mile long section connects to the viewing platform at the rim which was completed last September.
City Manager Michael Celaya reports that the first stage of construction of the parking lot is completed and it is now open for public use. The second stage includes completion of the entire parking lot and is expected to be open by May of this year. Parking fees are $10 per car and $5 per motorcycle. Commercial vans or buses are $35 (up to 14 passengers), $70 (up to 35 passengers), and $140 (over 35 passengers). This is a parking fee for the City of Page and monies collected will be utilized for future improvements at the site. National Park Service passes are not valid.
According to Superintendent William Shott, “The iconic Horseshoe Bend feature in the Glen Canyon reach of the Colorado River is becoming a bigger attraction due to the improvements being made. The city's improvements to the parking area along with the trail improvements on public lands make me even more proud to welcome the millions of visitors to our part of the Colorado Plateau. I look forward to doing more in the future to make Horseshoe Bend a world class experience for visitors and residents alike."
After parking, visitors will utilize the previously existing trail from the parking lot to the top of the sandy hill. 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.
Horseshoe Bend will not be fully ADA accessible until the portion of the trail from the parking lot is completed. Trail crews have been persistently working since November 2017 to construct the three-quarter mile long ADA-accessible trail. Construction continues on the remainder of the trail which will include two shade shelters and connect the new parking lot to the rim.
Horseshoe Bend is located within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and is managed by the National Park Service. The parking lot is located in and managed by the City of Page. 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 continue.
Last updated: April 19, 2019