Evening Stars Horseshoe Bend
This bend in the Colorado River is getting plenty of attention from those looking for the Grand Canyon. It is located approximately 140 miles from both the South Rim and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon – but only 5 miles from the beginning of Grand Canyon National Park.
One of the Southwest’s “small wonders” near the beginning of Grand Canyon National Park it is about a 3/4 mile walk out to the edge overlooking Horseshoe Bend. At Horseshoe Bend, as you stand on the edge of the canyon you can see the river and take incredible photos. This place has become highly memorable and many people seek it out when they are in the Grand Canyon area. Many visitors are not aware that the Grand Canyon is surrounded by many small canyons and Horseshoe Bend is often times expected to be in the Grand Canyon. However, it is just several miles from the beginning of the National Park and is growing in popularity annually. Now people are adding it to their Grand Canyon experience because they can have their picture taken and it feels like you “IN” the Grand Canyon making it feel like you are in the Grand Canyon near the Colorado River.
Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona, in the United States.
• The rock walls of Horseshoe Bend contain hematite, platinum, garnet, and other minerals
• Horseshoe bend resides 1,000 feet above the rivers surface which is equivalent to a 99-storey building.
• The formation was created over the course of a billion years and was caused by the continual flow of water through the canyon walls.
• The water in the Colorado River below is emerald green in summer and is cool enough to enjoy a refreshing swim, if you can make it down to the bottom.
• This location is known as the suicide capital of Arizona because people often go here to jump into a ‘beautiful death’.
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