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Horseshoe Bend from Behind the Lens

By Everywhereonce @BWandering

Photographers at Sunrise, Red Rocks, Cliff

The iconic turn of the Colorado River known as Horseshoe Bend is easy enough to get to. From Page, AZ, it’s a short five mile drive from town followed by a half mile hike over a small sand dune. Actually seeing Horseshoe Bend is another matter.

If you’re used to viewing natural wonders from a “safe distance,” Horseshoe Bend isn’t for you. There isn’t a safe distance from which it is viewable. To see the river and the full majesty of the bend, you have to sidle right up to the edge of a roughly 1,000 foot cliff and look down.

Horseshoe Bend Cliff, River, Standing on a cliff

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