The iconic bend of the Colorado river comes in the form of a horseshoe. Located outside of Page, Arizona, a visit to Horseshoe Bend is one of many things to do in the area.
Every time you visit Horseshoe Bend, it will have different scenery to offer. I would plan to add this photography adventure to a trip to the slot canyons of Page, Arizona. You can visit the canyons during the day and head to Horseshoe Bend for sunrise or sunset.
If you have questions regarding the canyons feel free to visit my write up about it:
Every time you visit the bend you be pleasantly surprised with a new view
Keep in mind that the bend is not the only thing to see at this iconic landmark!
- The bend is tricky to photograph, simply because of its size; you'll need a lens that can reach at least 20mm.
- If you are looking for the sun setting in the background or a a better chance of colorful clouds overhead, sunset is going to be your best bet. For golden hour
- Canon EF 24-70mm ƒ2.8 L II USM Lens
- Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ2.8L IS II USM Lens
- Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
- Canon EF 11-24mm ƒ4L USM Lens
- Canon EOS 5DS R DSLR Camera
- Canon Extender EF 2x III
- Canon EF 24mm ƒ1.4L II USM Lens
- Mefoto Tripod
- The parking lot can fill up quickly so make sure to get there a little earlier then you initially expected.
- The bend is a half mile from the parking lot so you will want to make sure to plan accordingly