If you’re wondering how to elope at Horseshoe Bend in Arizona with the gorgeous red and orange canyons in the background, you’ve come to the right spot! Horseshoe bend is one of the easiest spots to elope! Let me guide you through exactly how you can elope here!
When is the Best Time to Elope at Horseshoe Bend in Arizona?
Horseshoe Bend in Arizona is absolutely beautiful and open all year round! The best time to elope in Horseshoe Bend is October through May if you’re not a fan of the heat! However, summer is time is still beautiful if you don’t mind the warm weather! June through mid September can range anywhere from 90F-100F+. The best time to elope here regarding lighting and the least amount of people, is sunset! Most tourists go during the day time, so having your elopement during the later hours of the day, will be the best time if you’re trying to avoid huge crowds of people! Sunrise is also an option, however, keep in mind that the sun won’t rise by the actual Horseshoe Bend, meaning the sun will be in the wrong spot for your photos!
How Far is the Hike to Horseshoe Bend in Arizona?
The hike to Horseshoe Bend from the parking lot is half a mile (1.3miles round trip to be exact!) It’s more of a walk than a hike to be honest! It’s definitely the easiest spot to elope ever! It’s rare to have a view like this where you don’t have to hike a million miles to get there. So if you’re all for the stunning views in your elopement, but you’d prefer to not hike in your dress and sweat off all your make up, this is the spot for you!
Do I need a Permit to Elope at Horseshoe Bend?
A permit is required to legally get married at Horseshoe Bend in Arizona. It costs $100 which you need to obtain at least 45 days prior to your wedding day. You can read more about permits and apply for a permit HERE. Or you can phone this number – 256-234-7111.
How Does Parking Work at Horseshoe Bend in Arizona?
There is a huge parking lot location 0.6miles from the actual Horseshoe Bend. It’s $10 per vehicle to park there. There is no additional fee to visit horseshoe bend.
What Elopement Activities can I do near Horseshoe Bend in Arizona?
If you’re getting married or eloping at horseshoe bend in Arizona, consider doing some of the following amazing activities:
- Go on a boat tour through Antelope Canyon
- Go off-roading on some of the scenic, bumpy back roads
- Enjoy a relaxed day at your airbnb/hotel pool
- Have a romantic picnic
- Go on a kayak or hike through Antelope Canyon
- Rent a boat on Lake Powell
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Where Can I Stay near Horseshoe Bend in Arizona?
Horseshoe bend is located in a small town called Page in Arizona. There are many tourists that visit this small town all year round and therefore it can be tough to find places to stay. Here are some places I recommend staying at:
- Lake Powell Resort
- Wahweap Marina
- Hyatt Place at Lake Powell (I’ve stayed here and it was very nice. Great breakfast)
- Lake Powell Modern Home with Views
- Antelope Point Marina
Now that you have all the information on how to elope at horseshoe bend in Arizona, you can contact me if you’re still looking for a photographer to help you plan your epic elopement and take beautiful, breathtaking photos for you! Please reach out HERE! I am SO excited to hear from you!