Top reasons to hike the Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon
Appreciate the geological complexity of Horseshoe Bend
Witness the ineffable beauty of the Antelope Canyon’s striated passages
Take the most amazing photos of the canyon’s dazzling display of colors, shadows and lights
Located near the city of Page in Arizona, Horseshoe Bend is, as the moniker itself suggests, a horseshoe-shaped meander sculpted by the glorious Colorado River. Upon hiking to an overlook sitting at 1,200 ft above the river, you’ll get to soak in the most spectacular vistas that no photo can do justice to. However, this area has a lot more to offer! The American Southwest houses a plethora of amazing canyons, one of which is the awe-inspiring Antelope Canyon. This serene slot canyon situated on Navajo land and formed by the erosion of Navajo Sandstone offers the most breathtaking and unique passageways rife with striations simply begging to be seen. Learn more about the canyon’s geology with a knowledgeable Navajo guide by your side and experience vibrant colors anywhere you look!
Page, AZ, is 10 minutes away from both locations
Beginner to intermediate
Book this adventure
A Day of Hiking Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon
This tour begins with a stop at Horseshoe Bend overlook situated 1,200 ft above the Colorado River whose 270° bend is a testament to how powerful this majestic river really is. After this, head to Antelope Canyon and let your knowledgeable Navajo guide take you through the iconic sandstone corridors teeming with different shapes, colors and lights, embellished with an abundance of characteristic striations. To cap off your hiking experience, you can have your well-deserved picnic lunch along the stunning banks of Lake Powell!
Meet your guide
Red Rock Treks
We did a full day tour of Horseshoe Bend, Glen Canyon Dam and Antelope Canyon. Excellent experience. We had glorious blue skies all day while we were personally driven and accompanied by our gracious, polite, knowledgeable and very accommodating guide, Jonathan. I am NOT one to hike or even enjoy the out of doors… but he was so patient with me and made it all so do-able, that I enjoyed myself! He brought plenty of water and was mindful of our need to hydrate which I needed! I thoroughly enjoyed hearing facts & folklore of the region as he drove. (He was a good listener too!) Having a driver just makes it all so relaxing, and allowed for us to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
All 3 sites were FABULOUS, MUST SEE locations. So I am grateful to RED ROCK TREKS & Jonathan, for helping me do just that.
Things to know
Covid measures in Page
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Page, AZ, please refer to the City of Page, Arizona and Coconino County, Arizona.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
- An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
- A full day of hiking
- Transportation from your hotel/resort
- Picnic lunch
What’s not included:
How fit do I need to be?
The best thing about hiking Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon is that it is beginner-friendly and everyone can participate, even children! Walking to Horseshoe Bend Overlook is an easy short walk with a small incline. When it comes to walking to Antelope Canyon, it is half a mile long and flat and it entails walking down a series of stairs with handrails. Keep in mind, the weather in summer can be very hot and you’ll also be packing a daypack filled with water and other things you’ll need throughout the day. In wintertime, the weather is unlikely to include snow, so you don’t need to worry about it.
What do I need to bring?
Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:
- Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 25-40L bag)
- Hiking poles — you have to bring your own
- Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Spare clothes for layering
- Waterproof rain jacket
- Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Camera — optional (but recommended)
- Extra money for gallery/gift shops
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and age requirements
Group sizes and prices:
- For this adventure, the usual client to guide ratio is 6:1.
- The cost does not decrease as the group grows.
Hiking in Page, AZ, can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
- If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
- Children of all ages are allowed to participate but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.
If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Getting there and meeting location
To get to Page, AZ, most people fly into larger surrounding airports such as Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, a 2-hour drive from Page, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, a 4-hour drive. You can also fly directly into Page Municipal Airport, but keep in mind that it is more difficult to get direct flights to this airport. Once you get there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle to your accommodation.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guiding service will pick you up at your hotel/resort. Departure times change with the seasons. Tours leave early morning in spring/summer and later during the fall/winter months. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.