9 Hidden Locations in Arizona

horseshoe bend

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7) Horseshoe Bend

This stunning part of the Colorado river is exactly what the name suggests, a horseshoe bend in the river. It makes for stunning photographs and is fairly easy to access. The striking blue river does a complete U-turn as it curves around a rock cliff, and you can look out at the cliffs and the curve in the river from a look out. The drop from the lookout is 1,000 feet, and you get a unique perspective on the way the river carves its path through rock as it flows. This is a sight that should be on anyone’s bucket list, and is best seen at sunrise or sunset, when the dimmer lighting makes for an ethereal experience – although it’s a beautiful sight no matter when you see it.

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