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Horseshoe Bend Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.4 (15)

A sandy but easy trail to an unbelievable view and natural wonder!


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.2

KM

Point to Point

4,356' 1,328 m

High

3,914' 1,193 m

Low

110' 34 m

Up

531' 162 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

273%

Max Grade (70°)

Dogs Leashed

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Family Friendly An easy hike...and amazing views of a natural wonder!

Description

It is hard to miss the parking lot as it will be swamped with cars and people. The trail is very straightforward, short, and easy to follow, though it can be a bit sandy.

The view of Horseshoe Bend is amazing, and there are many views all along the ridge. Be careful because it is an sharp drop off of 1,000 feet or more at the edge!

Contacts

Shared By:

Abe Ferraro with improvements by Ryan W

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 15 votes

#977

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  4.4 from 15 votes
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Trail Rankings

#56

in Arizona

#977

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Despite numerous people at the viewpoint, there was plenty of room to set up a tripod and take photos.
May 12, 2019 near LeChee, AZ
Horseshoe Bend looking North
Aug 4, 2019 near LeChee, AZ
The canyon is bigger than I imagined. For scale, you can see a person sitting on the ledge on the left side.
May 12, 2019 near LeChee, AZ
Horseshoe Bend
Jan 18, 2018 near LeChee, AZ
Horseshoe Bend
Jan 18, 2018 near LeChee, AZ
View from the trail.
Dec 14, 2021 near LeChee, AZ

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Jun 4, 2022
G Allen Daily
Apr 3, 2022
Gary Ryan
Dec 14, 2021
Stewart Carnes
Nov 29, 2021
Shawn B.
Nov 21, 2021
Michael Schieferecke
nice hike in and out to the bend. lots of area to explore. 20mi — 1h 00m
Oct 20, 2021
Jeremy R
Sep 7, 2021
Anna Gasiewicz
1.5mi — 0h 29m
Mar 21, 2021
Michael Schieferecke
Easy hike, lots of people but not to crowded. 1.8mi