In my first post about Page, Arizona I shared one of my favorite places: Antelope Canyon. If you visit Antelope Canyon, you HAVE to go see Horseshoe Bend as well.
Horseshoe Bend is literally down the road from Antelope Canyon. There is a huge parking lot off the main highway that you can park in for free. Google Maps can lead you straight to it. From the parking lot, it is about a 1.5 mile hike to the scenic view.
To get the best light for photos, you will want to catch it at either sunrise or sunset. We decided to go for sunset time, so we did the Antelope Canyon tour in mid-afternoon then went to our hotel to eat and rest for a few hours before heading back to Horseshoe Bend.
It is a super easy hike for anyone. If you can walk, you can do it without issues.
Once you get to the edge of the cliff, your only concern will be where you should post up to take pictures.
We got there about 20 minutes before sunset, so we had enough time to scope out different areas for photos and also just take in the scenery.
<<I just realized that I sound like the only reason we went there was to take a photo! If there are no photos, did it really happen…
I was so obsessed with great lighting for photos because I really wanted to capture how amazing it truly is there.
You guys, the view is incredible. It is so amazing, it almost looks fake when you are seeing it.
Like it’s a TV set backdrop.
You have to see it in person to know what I mean.
We are hitting the best time to plan a trip to see this area of AZ. If you want to have a really fun time, you can do the Northern AZ loop that we did.
Hit Flagstaff first. Then Page for one day/night. Next day head down to Sedona and enjoy all that place has to offer. And finally, make a day trip of visiting Jerome before you head home. It’s a great 4 days/3 night tour that hits all the amazing spots of Northern Arizona.
Have you been to either of these spots? Is it on your list of sites to see? Let me know your experiences and if you would like more info on other spots in Arizona. I am thinking about working on a Sedona and Jerome travel guide as well.