LAPC: Closer and Closer – Horseshoe Bend

On the way home from our Utah parks adventure last May, we stopped in Page, AZ for the night. A site worth visiting is Horseshoe Bend.

When I saw the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Closer and Closer, I knew this was the perfect time to post my photos of this amazing attraction.

From the City of Page website:

“HORSESHOE BEND is a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River, located in the town of Page, Arizona, United States. The hike is about .6 miles one-way to the overlook. The overlook is about a 1,000’ drop, looking down onto the Colorado River. In 2018, a fenced overlook area was created for viewing safety. However, visitors who want to venture away from the fenced partition are asked to exercise caution; the sandstone edges of the terrain can be unstable causing slides or breaks underfoot.”

Look closely at the photos below 😊

The path down to the edge of the canyon.

Closer to the edge of the canyon.

Look down and see campers to the left, and three kayakers on the right.

Kayakers!

Campers!

Boat and campers

Horseshoe Bend

23 Comments Add yours

  1. Jeff Flesch says:

    Those are awesome photos. Reminds me of my time living in Northern Arizona. Is beautiful there. Happy weekend, Lisa! ☺️

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    1. Thank you, Jeff! I think it would have been super beautiful in the sunshine. But it was hot, so the clouds made the short hike down there more comfortable. It was a fun little side trip 😊

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re welcome, Lisa. Always! Ah, I totally understand that heat, having lived and hiked in it for years. πŸ˜…

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  2. Tina Schell says:

    Wow Lisa – amazing! You really get a much better sense of scale as you drill down into the close-ups. Have seen many photos of the bend, but never realized how huge it is! A great lesson in perspective and a wonderful example of close and closer!

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    1. Thank you, Tina! It was amazing to see, and hard to get it all in one photo without a wide lens. 😊

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  3. pattimoed says:

    I agree….Wow! Great images, Lisa. I love the way you zoomed in and revealed the magnitude of the bend and the details of the place. Now I want to visit it! Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Patti! It was very cool to look down and see the activity!

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  4. Fabulous images Lisa, it looks so beautiful in this light 🧑

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    1. Well thank you! I would have liked more sun, but it was pretty warm, so the clouds were welcomed! 😊

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  5. Prior... says:

    Your photos are great and let us feel the nature – and I read your comment above about the heat – and in a way we can feel the heat!

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    1. Thank you! We complain about the heat, but so many of our trips take us to warm/hot locations!

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      1. Prior... says:

        such a good point – hmmmm

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  6. Gorgeous captures, Lisa! We visited here back in 2016; and it was quite scary to try to see over the cliffs to the bend, there was no railings or fences then!! It was so crowded with busloads of college-aged, the selfies being done and the clowning around going on, we were fully expecting someone to go over. SO glad to see the railing in your photo, really makes me feel better!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Donna! I can’t imagine it without the railings! 😱

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  7. Jyothi says:

    Great pictures! Thanks for bringing back good memories of our visit to this amazing place!

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    1. Thank you, Jyothi! …and you are welcome 😊

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  8. Spectacular grandiosity of Nature. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you! 😊

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  9. Great perspective on this area!

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    1. Thank you Nora!! 😊

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  10. Wind Kisses says:

    Fantastic captures. It is always amazing to see how far it really is to the bottom. Very nice. Donna

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    1. Thank you! 😊

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