Horseshoe Bend

by Stephen Hobley on February 19, 2006

If you take 89 south about a mile past Wal-Mart there’s a turning on the right that takes you to a small parking lot.

You need to climb the hill and hike down a little further, then make sure you stop just before the 500 foot sheer drop that takes you down to the Colorado river bending itself around a hefty peninsula of sandstone.

I think this is one of the most amazing views I have ever seen…

Horshoe Bend

See that little white dot in the river below? That’s a 25 ft powerboat boat. Yes it really is that far down, and there’s no handrail…

Horshoe Bend

Mind the Gap


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suzannah February 20, 2006 at 10:22 am

Horseshoe Bend – very impressive. It is about .75 mile hike from the road through lots of red rock desert. Then up over the hill you will see the most amazing sight!

The sun was shining and the water looked emerald green. Wow!

joey February 20, 2006 at 12:27 pm

Stephen, were you a little nervous taking this picture?

royer February 20, 2006 at 2:47 pm

Yeah, I guess it looks like a decent view…but have you checked out that scenic spot in Fishers, Indiana that Randie recommended?

shobley February 20, 2006 at 11:18 pm

I was 2 feet from the edge, while I was there I didn’t feel nervous – but afterwards lying down the hotel room it hit me how close I was…

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