Here at Horseshoe Bend, hundreds of feet above the Colorado River just south of the Utah border, my wife and I had, for company, a group of French high schoolers on a summer trip.
At cliff's edge, there was no shortage of adolescent posing. Predictably, one of the boys couldn't restrain himself. With outstretched arms, quoting from The Titanic, he yelled, "Je suis le maître le monde!" (I'm king of the world!)
It's a short hike from the highway to the clifftops — less than 2 miles round-trip, but no shade...
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My version of a horseshoe-shaped bend of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona. It is downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. It is accessible via a ½-mile (0.8 km) hike from the access parking lot. No railings, no steps, just a 1,000 foot drop from the edge to the water. The hike is not difficult, but the return is up a sandy rise so it adds difficulty walking in the sand. Very eerie feeling being able to walk up to the edge with no restrictions.