Horseshoe bend - Sunrise

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    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 slightly downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, about four miles or 6 km south of Page. Accessible via a 3⁄4-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.

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    ashleighb77, idashum, lpotatol, and 10 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. g'pa bill 52 months ago | reply

      Wonderful colors!!

      Seen in >> Arizona Wonders

    2. Gypsy Cowboy 52 months ago | reply

      Wild mix of colors, contrast and curves you have going on in this shot!

    3. Yvonne Baur [deleted] 52 months ago | reply

      simply awesome


      Seen in >> Arizona Wonders

    4. MoodyGoat 48 months ago | reply

      Incredible lighting ... beautiful, rich colors. wonderful shot,

      (Seen in the National Parks Pool)

    5. Calichusetts 48 months ago | reply

      the clipping of the sunlight produces the most amazing line! very cool and well done

    6. Kayshine 48 months ago | reply

      Pretty spectacular. I can envision a "roadtrip" for myself. Thanks for sharing.

    7. wildshutterbug 48 months ago | reply

      Thank you everyone!

      @Kayshine: You wont be disappointed. Its a little off the beaten track. Sunrise and sunset are the best times to visit ... the light really brings out the color in the rocks.

    8. Delexed 48 months ago | reply

      Stunning...awesome light, color, and reflection!

    9. wildshutterbug 48 months ago | reply

      Thanks Alex! I had to do a bit of post processing to bring out the colors ... I would love to be half as good as you are SOOC!

    10. Letizia-T 48 months ago | reply

      beautiful shot looking arouses emotions!!!

    11. Rampegus [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

      i like it !

      SCATTO MERAVIGLIOSO
      VISTO SU...

      -- A WORLD OF LANDSCAPE --

    12. wildshutterbug 48 months ago | reply

      Thanks Alex and Rampegus!

      @Letizia-T: The place is even more magnificent than the photo conveys ... I could have spent hours staring and contemplating.

    13. hibru 45 months ago | reply

      wah.... lovely ... really mind blowing place..... :)

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