The meandering Colorado river has created some of the most incredible landscapes - the Horseshoe Bend being one of them. Standing at the edge of a steep cliff at the Horseshoe Bend is a surreal experience, as one can hear the flow of the river 1000ft below.
While the Horseshoe Bend is easily accessible via a mile long round trip hike, doing this repeatedly in the quest for the right conditions can be a frustrating experience! After a few failed attempts, I visited this place one last time before making the long journey home. Much to my good fortune, the clouds parted for just a few minutes before sunset. This lasted just long enough for the kiss of light to reach the top of Horseshoe Bend before the clouds closed in.