Travel dates :: April 24 – 28, 2016
I shared about camping at Lone Beach Rock Campground and how much I absolutely loved this primitive campground – now I wanted to tell you about ALL the things we did while we stayed here. This beautiful campsite is just 20-30 minutes away from some amazing places and experiences!
As I mentioned in my Lone Rock Beach post, the biggest thing you’ll need to pay attention to is the time zones. If you’re staying at Lone Beach Rock Campground then you’ll need to remember you’re in a different time zone than the tours over in Page, Arizona. Important if you have reservations and need to be somewhere at a specific time.
As soon as we got settled we headed straight to Horseshoe Bend to try and catch the sunset (about a 20 minute drive from Lone Rock Beach). Located right off US 89, it’s about a 1.5 mile walk (round-trip) from the parking area to the overlook. A 1,000 foot drop down to the Colorado river, the view is amazing! We found the trail to the overlook was crowded – lots of “tourists” headed to and from the overlook – so be prepared for that.
We couldn’t believe how many people were sitting on the VERY EDGE of the overlook to get the perfect selfie or portrait. It was ridiculous, honestly.
I was anxious with my kids even being a full 10 – 20 feet from the edge, I can’t imagine the gutsy (or foolish) people balancing precariously on the ledge. To each his own, I suppose. It’s a free country and if free falling 1,000 feet into the Colorado River is your idea of a good time, who am I to judge?
We took some photos and headed back out before it got too dark. . .