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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  • g'pa bill 6y

    Wonderful colors!!

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  • Gypsy Cowboy 6y

    Wild mix of colors, contrast and curves you have going on in this shot!
  • Yvonne 6y

    simply awesome

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  • Vern PRO 5y

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

    (Seen in the National Parks Pool)
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  • Calichusetts 5y

    the clipping of the sunlight produces the most amazing line! very cool and well done
  • Janet Claffey PRO 5y

    Pretty spectacular. I can envision a "roadtrip" for myself. Thanks for sharing.
  • Shyamal Patel 5y

    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.
  • Delexed 5y

    Stunning...awesome light, color, and reflection!
  • Shyamal Patel 5y

    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!
  • letizia 5y

    beautiful shot looking arouses emotions!!!
  • Nic 5y

    i like it !

    VISTO SU...

  • Shyamal Patel 5y

    Thanks Alex and Rampegus!

    @Letizia-T: The place is even more magnificent than the photo conveys ... I could have spent hours staring and contemplating.
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  • hibru PRO 5y

    wah.... lovely ... really mind blowing place..... :)
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Taken on September 13, 2009
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