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Horseshoe Bend ~ Colorado River ~ Arizona "A NATURES CANVAS ADMINS WEEKLY CHOICE WEEK OF MAY 23, 2011"

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My daughter AZ Karen and I are back from our short road trip to Northeastern Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado. We had a wonderful time and saw some spectacular scenery. To get this shot, I stood high on a rock with my daughter holding on to my pant legs, I held my small point and shoot camera above my head so I could get most of the horseshoe in the frame. I hate heights, so it was not an easy shot for me. More pictures in the comments

  

Horseshoe Bend is the name for a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona, in the United States. The bend is locally known as "King Bend." It is located five miles (8.5 km) downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, about four miles or 6 km southwest of Page. Accessible via a ¾-mile (1.2 km) hike from U.S. Route 89, it can be viewed from the steep cliff above. According to Google terrain maps, the overlook is 4,200 feet above sea level and the Colorado River is at 3,200 feet above sea level making it a breathtaking 1,000 foot drop. From Wikipedia

 

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Taken on May 10, 2011