If you’ve seen pictures of Arizona, or even advertising USA travel in general, I’m almost certain you have seen the famous Horseshoe Bend. 

Horseshoe Bend is where the Colorado River makes a giant sweeping horseshoe shaped bend in the canyon. It’s a picturesque perspective and you get a wide panoramic view of it. 

Visiting Horseshoe Bend

There isn’t much to do at Horseshoe Canyon itself, except gaze in wonder, although it depends on how many photos you want to take from multiple different angles. 

When is the best time to visit Horseshoe Bend?

Horseshoe Bend is open year round from sunrise to sunset. It is slightly less busy in the off-season – running from October through February. Spring or Autumn will have the best weather being neither too hot or cold. 

The east side of the Grand Canyon is where the Glen Canyon area merges into it, so the region around here is considered part of Grand Canyon East. Horseshoe is a unique and spectacular perspective of the Grand Canyon!

The Grand Canyon East

You’re in luck. Horseshoe Bend Arizona is surrounded by many cool attractions in the Page and Lake Powell region. 

You can easily combine them into a full-day experience. I actually wouldn’t make the trip to Horseshoe Bend unless you were going to do other things in the Lake Powell/ Page region.