Trip Guide: San Francisco to Horseshoe Bend, Arizona
Horseshoe Bend, Arizona is one of the most traveled to destinations for road
trips. This amazing natural wonder amasses flocks to gaze at its wonder yearly
and it is a must visit for any family road trip. AVR Van Rental is starting the
year off by highlighting some of the top traveled to destinations and then creating
full-fledged road trips, start to finish, from our locations to the most
amazing vacation spots you must see to believe.
Our first trip takes us from bustling San Francisco where many locals and
those that come to visit, find themselves in the perfect geographic location to
visit many nearby natural wonders. This road trip guide will feature must see
stops along the way to make the most out of your family, romantic, or even
friendly road trip vacation from San Francisco to Horseshoe Bend, Arizona.
What is Horseshoe Bend?
Located about 14 hours away
from San Francisco on a wonderful site laden drive is Horseshoe Bend, Arizona. Horseshoe Bend
is a popular tourist destination located just outside of Page,
Arizona. It is a dramatic bend in the Colorado River that has been shaped
over time by erosion. The bend is accessible via a short hike from a parking
area off of US Route 89 and offers stunning views of the river and the
The overlook at Horseshoe Bend is located about 1,000 feet above the river
and offers a unique perspective on the Colorado River as it winds its way
through the canyon. The area is particularly popular for photography and has
become a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.
Stops and Sites to See Along the Way
AVR Van Rental is here to showcase some hand-chosen stops and sites to see
to maximize not only comfort but make the most out of the journey. Depending on
how many days you have dedicated to your road trip you can always extend or
shorten the recommendations.
California which is located 4 hours and 30 minutes from San Francisco and
the first major city you run into driving south through California.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
is home to some of the most amazing entertainment and nightlife any city has to
offer. Though normally not known to be family friendly, especially around the
strip with all the gambling, Vegas offers plenty of family fun and is 4 hours from
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Dam, which is located on the border between Arizona and Nevada, the Hoover
Dam is a marvel of modern engineering. You can take a tour of the dam and learn
about its history and construction.
National Park, located in northeastern Arizona, is home to one of the largest concentrations of petrified wood
in the world. This is an amazing site to behold and totally worth-while.
things to do while visiting
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within the park
Canyon National Park is one of the most famous natural wonders in the
United States, the Grand Canyon is a must-see on any road trip through Arizona.
to do while visiting
of the canyon
within the park
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This town in central Arizona is known for its beautiful red rock formations and
vibrant arts scene. You can take a scenic drive through the area or go on a
hike to see the stunning views.
Located in northern Arizona, Flagstaff is a charming mountain town with a
vibrant downtown area and easy access to nearby national forests and parks. You
can explore the town's history and culture or take a trip to nearby attractions
like the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.
These are just some of the many amazing stops
along the way that we have highlighted and be sure to check back for the next
ultimate road trip guide to a top traveled destination!
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