Tuesday, November 20, 2018

ARIZONA: Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend is an iconic location, made famous thanks to countless Instagram posts. We hadn't originally planned on stopping at Horseshoe Bend, but we are glad that we did. It was nearing the end of a very long day: we drove from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon (where we hiked), and then we were making our way on a long drive to Utah, in order to spend the night near Zion National Park. We had been up since sunrise and now the sun was setting, and we still had hours to go. But it's impossible to resist a beautiful landscape during the "golden hour" and so we trekked the 1.5 miles on sore legs to the cliff overlooking the Colorado River.

The view was quite stunning. There were, unfortunately, crowds of others jockeying for the prime photography position - not all of whom were polite about it (we framed our photos very carefully to crop out most of the other spectators!). We made the best of our short time there. Throughout this trip we absolutely fell in love with the South West, and we can't wait to return.



  1. Horseshoe bend is definitely an incredible sight! It was super crowded when I went too. But your photos are amazing and you did a great job making it look like you were the only ones there :D