USA Horseshoe Bend, Page AZ
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Area where the Colorado River bends 180º.
This location is quite crowded during the day and even more so for sunset. Arrive early to ensure you are able to secure a spot at the edge of the canyon. Horseshoe bend can be difficult to photograph a sunset due to the highlights in the sky and the dark shadows in the canyon. I used several images (over and under exposed) and combined them in Lightroom to create this HDR image.
Horseshoe Bend is located a short distance south of Page AZ along Hwy 89 (between mile markers 544 & 545). There is a parking lot at the location however it fills up well before sunset (anther reason to get here early). A 1 km hike from the parking lot to the canyon edge. The last time I was here (March 2019) the Park Service was improving the parking lot and walking trail. They had also installed some safety railings around a portion of the rim however most of the rim was unprotected ... be careful.
Crowd Factor Lots of people
Best Timing Sunset
Sunrise & Sunset 06:22 - 18:42 | current local time: 06:12
Photo Themes arizona Canyon cliffs Horseshoe bend page River
Locations Colorado River Page Arizona Horseshoe Bend
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