Updated: Nov 9, 2018
Directions: Horseshoe Bend is in Page, AZ which is 286 miles from Fountain Hills, AZ. You can reach Horseshoe Bend by traveling west on Shea Blvd to the 101N to I17N to Flagstaff. In Flagstaff take exit 340A to 1-40E then exit 201 to 89N into Page. Horseshoe Bend will be on the left side of the highway look out for the signs.
About the hike: The trail leading to Horseshoe bend is a heavily traveled 1.3 mile in and back-out trail. The elevation gain is 200 feet and easy for all levels. Horseshoe Bend is an iconic photography destination and can get crowded.
There's also a guard rail around the edge which keeps you safe but does make getting that perfect shot challenging. If you're heading to Lake Powell for a weekend excursion on a houseboat make sure you stop to see Horseshoe Bend.