Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend is one of the most popular vantage points in the southwest. It allows the intrepid photographer to glance at deep canyon forged by the waters of the Colorado River—a canyon that manages to mimic the shape of a horseshoe. It's a popular spot. When I went there in February, there were scores of people from all around the world. You had to get there hours early to get good spot to photograph the canyon. But here's something to consider: February is a "lite" time of year. It's even more crowded Spring through Autumn.

It's about a third of a mile walk to the vantage point, on a well paved trail. In recent years a railing has been set up to prevent people from falling to their deaths (it's about a 1,000 foot drop). Here are a few images of the place: