Horseshoe Bend is definitely one of the most amazing natural wonders in the world. Yes, you want to visit to see it’s unique beauty. Yes, it is so worth the trip and the hike. And yes, you wanted to take photos…. a lot of them. However, you probably didn’t realize how dangerous it may be to get that perfect shot.
Well… I was so excited to visit this place after looking at all the photos on social media, I had this plan in my head on how to get that perfect shot; I would have this perfect pose, that perfect angle, and of course with the perfect lighting. Oh boy…. little did I think that to get that perfect shot, I would have to be on an uneven surface with slippery footing on the edge of a cliff with a 1000ft (305M) drop on the other side. I do have a bit of a fear of heights but more so for my kids’ safety… I had 2 fearless kids with me on this trip who, by the way, didn’t hesitate to stand on the edge of this 1000ft cliff. I also have an adventurous husband who, by the way, may be very analytical but when it comes to adventures, he seems to have lost the logical part of his brain. I was hysterical… well… I was really nervous!
So, after walking in a sandy desert trail with nothing much to see. We finally stopped on the edge of the cliff… no signs, no warnings, no hand railings. And then, I heard my kids shouted, “OMG!!!”.
Definitely, a once in a lifetime adventure. This is NOT gonna happen again.
I was on the edge too… I crawled and this is the best shot I got:) LOL
Anyhow… I am glad that after years of planning they are finally building an observation deck for everyone’s safety. Yay… But will you be able to take that perfect photo with the railing? And the answer to that is: we’ll see the selfies posted online everywhere after they finish it in few months.
By the way, the hike takes about 20 to 30mins from the parking lot. It is an easy hike but because it is very sandy, it drains your energy faster. Here are some of the photos that we took while on the road.
Tips: Be cautious and guard your kids. Wear comfortable shoes. Bring water. Go early (it gets really crowded during midday, even for an off-peak season). Bring a selfie stick because it’s hard to get a photo of the whole area (this is a No Drone Zone).
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Happy and safe travels y’all. xoxo