Cliffs, Bends, and Horses

You can’t go to the Grand Canyon before stopping to see the GLORIOUS view of Horseshoe Bend!

Pulling into a crowded parking lot, near the town of Page, we are excited to take a short stroll to the views at Horseshoe Bend. This overlook of the Colorado River offers a breathtaking view like no other!

Skies are blue, scattered with clouds above the desert, as we begin our 3/4 mile hike.

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Looking ahead, we see the huge ground casym!

Are we even prepared for what awaits us down the crowded path?

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That’s a big horse!

At the edge of the steep cliffs and above the Colorado River, we’ve made it.

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What’s the first thing everyone does at the edge of a cliff and 1,000+ foot drop???

Dangle their feet over it of course!

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Okay… maybe not everyone ventures this close, but we do!

The view here is describe only as absolutely rediculous!

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Good thing Scoops and Ralph aren’t afraid of heights!

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During summer months, the river turns an emerald green and becomes a popular swimming location.

This time of year we only see a green hue.

and being mid February, there are no swimmers here!!

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Hiking back to the van, we travel across the layered paths of sand and stone.

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Oh look! A baby arch!

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