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Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Horseshoe you say? Stunning…

Horseshoe Bend is the name for a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona, in the United States.

It is located 5 miles (8.0 km) downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, about 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Page. Accessible via a 0.5 miles (0.80 km) hike from U.S. Route 89, it can be viewed from the steep cliff above.

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According to Google terrain maps, the overlook is 4,200 feet (1,300 m) above sea level and the Colorado River is at 3,200 feet (980 m) above sea level making it a 1,000 feet (300 m) drop.

The Horseshoe Bend contains various minerals. Some of the minerals are: hematite, platinum, and garnet.

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