Wednesday, 15 May 2013

The Famous Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado

After our boat cruise on Lake Powell, we still have an afternoon left to explore the area near Page.  The famous Horseshoe Bend, a meander of the Colorado River,is just a short drive south of Page and a short hike from the parking lot.  It is quite spectacular and I can imagine it will look different at various times of the day -  particularly stunning at sunset.  But it is a 1000 ft drop to the bottom and there are no railings.  My heart dropped a few times when we were there watching little kids insist they be let go at the edge of the cliff...

The hike up to the top - the sandy trail required a lot more energy than usual

Once you get to the top you go down again quickly - with the gaping hole at the bottom

The reward - a stunning view of the Horseshoe Bend - but not for the acrophobic

Fearless couples...

Quite a climb back up to the top

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