After our incredible morning at Antelope Canyon, we drove the 10 minutes or so down the road to Horseshoe Bend. I was under the impression this was right off the road and when we arrived, we soon found out it’s an uphill trek for about 15-20 minutes to actually get to the viewpoints known as Horseshoe Bend. To be honest, at high noon after already hiking all morning into and out of Antelope Canyon, I was totally beat after this. But, for scenic points out over the Colorado River it is a great spot to stop in the area.
In all honestly, by the time we hiked out there, we were hot and tired and then to see people sitting out over cliffs thousands of feet tall, it kind of freaked me out. I usually don’t mind heights, but seeing people so far out on ledges over the canyon and the river below kind of ruined this spot for me. Maybe if we’d gone in the early morning before the crowds (and loads of tourist busses) or hadn’t hiked so much already that morning, we might have enjoyed it better because it is a beautiful viewpoint, but it was my least favorite stop of our trip. If you’re in the area, it’s worth stopping but I think this spot is worth timing a little better to make more of a visit.