Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Photo of the Day: Horseshoe Bend

After exploring around the Grand Canyon, we drove east and then north towards the city of Page, AZ. Photograph below shows an amazing and breathtaking view of Horseshoe Bend. This was the highlight of the road trip and worth the long drive to see this! What's chilling was the 1000ft drop with no railing. I could not go more than 5ft near the edge. It was scary!

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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. Horseshoe Bend 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. It is accessible via a 1.1 miles (1.8 km) hike from U.S. Route 89 but an access road does reach the geological structure as it is part of a state park. The Horseshoe Bend can be viewed from the steep cliff above. 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. - Wikipedia

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