people at the top of a cliff looking into river canyon below
Horseshoe Bend has recently grown in popularity. Expect dozens of people on the 3/4 mile hike to the overlook of the Colorado River. Try not to get too close to the edge, those rocks are crumbly! Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona and Utah.

NPS photo by Peter Krocekt.

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Last updated: August 16, 2022