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Is the trail to Horseshoe Bend open during shutdown?

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Is the trail to Horseshoe Bend open during shutdown?

Heading out there next week and want to know if anyone has hiked to horseshoe bend since the government shutdown on 1st. Is the parking lot/trail open? Thank you in advance.

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1. Re: Is the trail to Horseshoe Bend open during shutdown?

Yes. It's open. It's on Navajo land I believe. The Lake Powell Resort is closed because it is on federal land and no boat tours are available. Antelope Canyon tours are operating....again, on Navajo land.

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2. Re: Is the trail to Horseshoe Bend open during shutdown?

Yes. It's open. It's on Navajo land I believe. The Lake Powell Resort is closed because it is on federal land and no boat tours are available. Antelope Canyon tours are operating....again, on Navajo land.

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3. Re: Is the trail to Horseshoe Bend open during shutdown?

I thought Glen Canyon NRA oversees the Horseshoe Bend trail? Thanks for the reply.

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4. Re: Is the trail to Horseshoe Bend open during shutdown?

Read this link for more info on what's open, and what's not:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g28924-i139-k68902…

And yes, you can get to Horseshoe Bend.

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5. Re: Is the trail to Horseshoe Bend open during shutdown?

Just saw post #3 - they do maintain the trail, but it's still on Navajo Land. AFAIK, it's similar to Canyon de Chelly, which is a National Monument and would normally be closed, but since that canyon is on tribal land, it's open and tours are operating. So yeah, it's a little confusing.

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6. Re: Is the trail to Horseshoe Bend open during shutdown?

Thanks for the reply. It's good to have someone in the know out there. Have a great day.

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7. Re: Is the trail to Horseshoe Bend open during shutdown?

If you don't already have lodging reservations at Page, book them right now. The towns away from the parks are all getting slammed right now. Page has limited accommodations and there are no other options for many miles.

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