Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona, United States, North America, World

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Horseshoe Bend

Arizona, United States, North America, World


Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona, in the United States.



Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona, United States, North America, World

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Horseshoe Bend is located 5 miles (8.0 km) downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, about 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Page.

Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona, United States, North America, World

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It is accessible via hiking a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) round trip from U.S. Route 89, but an access road also reaches the geological structure, as it is part of a state park. Horseshoe Bend can be viewed from the steep cliff above.

Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona, United States, North America, World

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The overlook is 4,200 feet (1,300 m) above sea level, and the Colorado River is at 3,200 feet (980 m) above sea level, making it a 1,000-foot (300 m) drop.



Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona, United States, North America, World

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The rock walls of Horseshoe Bend contain a variety of minerals, among which are hematite, platinum and garnet.

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36°52'46"N 111°30'51"W

36.87944 -111.51389

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