Posted by : Muhammad Khalid Tuesday, 3 June 2014





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. It is located 5 miles downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, about 4 miles southwest of Page. Accessible via a 0.5 miles 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 1,000 feet  drop. The Horseshoe Bend contains various minerals. Some of the minerals are: hematite, platinum, and garnet.  Source

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