/ Modified nov 20, 2018 10:21 a.m.

More Parking Coming to Iconic Horseshoe Bend

Visitation to the popular attraction has increased dramatically over the years.

Horseshoe bend thumb Horseshoe Bend, near Page, Arizona, April 2018.
Vanessa Barchfield, AZPM

PAGE — Parking for a popular tourist attraction where the Colorado River bends in the shape of a horseshoe is being expanded.

The National Park Service says visitation at Horseshoe Bend near the Arizona-Utah border has increased dramatically over the years.

The agency and the city of Page, Arizona, are creating more parking spaces. But they've had to close the north parking lot for construction and implement restrictions until the project is complete in March.

For now, tour buses with more than 20 passengers won't be able to park on site.

People will be prohibited from parking along U.S. 89.

And visitors who can't find parking will be told to come back later.

The Park Service says the best times to visit are earlier in the morning or before sunset.

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