What they don’t tell you about Horseshoe Bend

I’ve been seeing a lot of my friends and bloggers taking epic, beautiful photos at Horseshoe Bend. So you know your girl had to visit when we passed through Arizona! We had the most hilarious experience in Arizona, trying to visit Antelope Canyon, but that’s for another entry. Don’t miss out on that bizarre story.

But OMG, Horseshoe Bend – just WOWZER!

The site is so extremely beautiful. A huge rock formation in the middle of a horseshoe shaped river (hence the name), with the water deep blue with streaks of green, smack dab in the middle of red earth, in a canyon that drops 1000 ft from the viewing point.


Absolutely stunning and it was easy to just sit on the ledge and gawk at how amazing Mother Earth is. It always makes me rethink the way we treat her. I mean just looking at what seems to be impossible to have been made, but yet it was! AND SO EFFORTLESSLY! Mother Earth truly is the baddest b in the game.

The things that I found surprising, that I didn’t seem to catch when researching my visit:
  1. Parking is fairly easy! There is a huge dirt lot before you get to the site.
  2. There are BATHROOMS! Blessed, clean, oversized port-a-potties, but they work and saved us when we arrived.
  3. It’s a bit of a hike to actually view the site. I’d suggest having water on deck!
  4. Hiking shoes came in super handy, as the walk is longer than anticipated & keep in mind it’s dirt and rocks underfoot.
  5. There are TONS of people viewing at once. Meaning it was hard to get the perfect shot without a stranger in it. I honestly didn’t get the classic blogger girl shot I wanted, but after a while, I didn’t care, I was there for the site. So it didn’t matter in the end, but something that caught me off guard. Shout out to all the people getting the right angle, I need to take a lesson. LMFAO.
  6. For the best photo, it’s preferred not to go at sun down, but it happens to be the time we went, and the view was something else with the sunset. So determine before hand what you want more: the photo or the view.

If you are going to the Grand Canyon or simply have time to go off the beaten path while passing through Arizona, Horseshoe Bend is a quick, breath-taking stop that you don’t want to miss out on.

Comment below if there were other things that surprised you or if you had a similar experience! Talk to you soon, my friends.

Many smiles,

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