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Horseshoe Bend | Arizona

Arizona, USA

This interesting and well photographed location on the Colorado River is located just a few miles from the town of Page, Arizona. Horseshoe Bend is about 5 miles downstream from Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell.

To view the bend you'll need to make a short walk (1.5 miles round trip) from the car park on US Route 89. Care must be taken near the cliff edge as the drop is around 1,000 ft (300m) to the Colorado River below.

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Canyon Blaze

Arizona, USA

A fiery glow in the heavens as dusk falls during our return from the overlook at Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado River. Situated near Page in Arizona, this much photographed location is a highlight on anyone's travels to this part of Arizona.

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Canyon on Lake Powell

Arizona

When Glen Canyon Dam was completed in 1963 on the Colorado River, it created Lake Powell. This is one of those many inlets which ebb and flow depending on the rainfall upstream. However, in recent years it’s been more ebb than flow due to periods of extended drought.

More than 2 million people a year visit the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area which encompasses Lake Powell.