Horseshoe Bend is a very picturesque horseshoe-shaped turn in the Colorado River located in Page, AZ. The trailhead is about 5 miles south of the Glen Canyon Dam on Hwy 89 on the west side.
As long as you are able to walk on a sand trail (This is not a stroller/Wheelchair accessible trail), you will be able to do this trail. It is 3/4 a mile each way. There is a shaded Pavilion about half way down the path.
We visited in October and it still got pretty hot due to the direct sunlight and full exposure. I would suggest doing this hike as a sunrise hike during the hot months. Dogs are allowed, but the sand can get very hot, so bring booties. Bring plenty of water as well. It's a very short hike, but it's Arizona and you will feel very dry very quickly.
The trail take you to a cliff edge where you are able to look straight down. I suggest warning kids to not run ahead and for younger kids to hold an adult's hand as they do the section of the trail
from the shade pavilion down to the end. There are plenty of places to sit away from the edge and still get a wonderful view. There are also many crazy people who were climbing down on the lip of the cliff's edge to take selfies.
Kids: Yes. It's a short trail with very little elevation change -There is a bit of a hill at the beginning, but still not difficult at all. Make sure to careful near the edge. Bring Sunscreen!!
Pets: Yes, Dogs are permitted, But make sure to bring plenty of water for them, and protection from the sun and hot sand.
Accessibility:The path is sand, and is like walking on the beach. A stroller or wheelchair would no move very easily. There is a shaded resting area half way that is a good place to take a break for those who may need it.