Before we went to Page, I had quite the time finding solid reviews of what the hike to see Horseshoe Bend was like. I read a few saying it was extremely hard and slippery, whereas others said it was easy breezy. Here are some tips and tricks firsthand to get the best experience at Horseshoe Bend.
1. GO EARLY
The biggest issue with the area is the people and the heat. Which is an issue because the Horseshoe Bend Overlook doesn't have any railings –and being that high up can be extremely disorienting. The closer that you can go to sunrise, the better. We pulled in around 7 AM and it was already getting a bit busy annnnd hot.
2. WEAR GOOD SHOES
The actual walk to the overlook isn't long at all, just under a mile, and is pretty easy walk–it's not really a hike. You definitely need good shoes, though, for when you get to the actual overlook. The Overlook is full of fragile rocks that you can try to balance on but they break frequently so it's best to look from a distance.
3. IF YOU GET DIZZY EASILY.
If you get dizzy easily–be cautious! This is an extremely disorienting lookout and isn't very safe. Keep your distance from the edge and take small steps.