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Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona, in the United States.[1] Horseshoe Bend is located 5 miles (8.0 km) downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam
Glen Canyon Dam
and Lake Powell
Lake Powell
within Glen Canyon
Glen Canyon
National Recreation Area, about 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Page.[1][2] It is accessible via hiking a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) round trip from U.S. Route 89,[1] but an access road[citation needed] also reaches the geological structure, as it is part of a state park. Horseshoe Bend can be viewed from the steep cliff above.[3] The overlook is 4,200 feet (1,300 m) above sea level, and the Colorado River
Colorado River
is at 3,200 feet (980 m) above sea level, making it a 1,000-foot (300 m) drop.[3] The rock walls of Horseshoe Bend contain hematite, platinum[citation needed], garnet[citation needed], and other minerals.[3] References[edit]

^ a b c "Horseshoe Bend Hiking Guide" (PDF). National Park Service. October 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 9, 2017. Retrieved November 26, 2014.  ^ "Horseshoe Band". yourhikeguide.com. June 11, 2015. Archived from the original on June 6, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2017.  ^ a b c "Horseshoe Bend". visitarizona.com. Archived from the original on April 11, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2017. 

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Glen Canyon
Glen Canyon
National Recreation Area

Bodies of water

Coyote Gulch Horseshoe Bend Lake Powell Padre Bay

Geology

Cataract Canyon Glen Canyon Gregory Natural Bridge Music Temple Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Facilities

Bullfrog Marina Glen Canyon
Glen Canyon
Dam Hite Crossing Bridge Lee's Ferry and Lonely Dell Ranch

Related

Risks to the Glen Canyon
Glen Canyon
Dam Wahweap, Lake Powell

Coordinates: 36°52′46″N 111°30′50″W / 36.87944°N 111.51389°W / 36.87944; -111.51389

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