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Horseshoe Bend Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.4 (15)

A sandy but easy trail to an unbelievable view and natural wonder!


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.2

KM

77%

Runnable

4,356' 1,328 m

High

3,914' 1,193 m

Low

110' 34 m

Up

531' 162 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

273%

Max Grade (70°)

Dogs Leashed

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Runner Notes

Short and packed with people, but there are great views! Just don't run off the end!

Description

It is hard to miss the parking lot as it will be swamped with cars and people. The trail is very straightforward, short, and easy to follow, though it can be a bit sandy.

The view of Horseshoe Bend is amazing, and there are many views all along the ridge. Be careful because it is an sharp drop off of 1,000 feet or more at the edge!

Contacts

Shared By:

Abe Ferraro with improvements by Ryan W

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 15 votes

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  4.4 from 15 votes
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Trail Rankings

#58

in Arizona

#994

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Despite numerous people at the viewpoint, there was plenty of room to set up a tripod and take photos.
May 12, 2019 near LeChee, AZ
The canyon is bigger than I imagined. For scale, you can see a person sitting on the ledge on the left side.
May 12, 2019 near LeChee, AZ
Horseshoe Bend
Jan 18, 2018 near LeChee, AZ
Horseshoe Bend
Jan 18, 2018 near LeChee, AZ
View from the trail.
Dec 14, 2021 near LeChee, AZ
Horseshoe Bend....Colorado River
Jan 17, 2018 near LeChee, AZ

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