Horseshoe Bend Parking Lot
Page, AZ 86040
Note: The road trip from Flagstaff or Grand Canyon to the Bend takes at least 2 hours – so plan to entertain your child for a while. In this article we list best strategies on how to manage your child on the long car trips. Don’t forget water and electrolytes you will be traveling through lots of deserted landscape.
The turn toward the natural wonder, formed by Colorado River, is very close to HWY98 turn toward the Upper & Lower Antelope Canyons.
– This location is totally hikable with kids of all ages – it’s only a 20 min hike up the hill, so it’s even easier on the way down
– Parking is pretty straight forward, ample and easy to navigate – there’s a $15 fee (as of 2019)
– Make sure to keep your child close by, cause the place is pretty hazardous. It’s pretty easy to tumble down the cliffs. Inadvertently a 14 year old teen has fallen in 2018. In fact almost every year some selfy dare devils tumble down to their
Things to do in Page Arizona with children
– Check out the Wahweap Beach at lake Powel
-There are no guided tours. Also occasional helicopters and planes will fly over your head – which was incredibly enjoyable to our 2 year old.
– We Highly recommend to taking an aerial tour on a plane from the nearby lake Powel. The Papillon tours are an amazing place to start your research. Obviously great for older kids.
This air tour out of Page, Arizona is the perfect opportunity to see the stunning desert scenery just beyond the city. Our aircraft are specially-designed to enhance every sightseeing opportunity, from high wings for viewing and photography to headset narration and air-conditioning within the cabin. Discover the expanse of Lake Powell’s glittering waters and its astounding 2,000-mile coastline.
Planning your scenic vacation in Arizona
-Highly recommend combining the hike with the Antelope Canyon tour. We hiked around Grand Canyon before breakfast and headed to Page, AZ for Ken’s tour, then went to see the Horseshoe Bend.
-Keep in mind that if you stay at the Bend for the golden hour aka the sunset you will have to drive to your hotel destination in complete pitch darkness. Thankfully it got dark right before we arrived to Springdell. The next morning we enjoyed a refreshing pleasant hike to the Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park and headed to Las Vegas later on that day.
– Keep in mind that the Drive to the Horseshoe bend is VERY long and might not be great for tiny tots. Our son tolerated the road very well, since we kept him entertained. However if you plan to drive from Phoenix, make sure to stop by Sedona, Az – it’s a pleasant little town very much oriented for tourists. You’ can experince phenomenal hiking, rock climbing and horseback excursions. Also they have plenty of jewelry and “western themed” merchandise that the tourists love so much.