Roam Horseshoe Bend RV Resort Review

I camped for 6 nights at Roam Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona. Learn about this brand new RV Resort that has spacious sites, modern bathrooms, a pool, and hiking you can do right from the campground.

Kristen Bor sitting in a camp chair holding baby at a campsite at Roam Horseshoe Bend RV Resort next to a Sprinter Van

I’ve been traveling in my Sprinter van for a good chunk of every year since 2016, and throughout that time, I’ve camped at more than 1,000 different campsites. I recently spent 6 nights with my family at Roam Horseshoe Bend RV Resort in Page, Arizona, and I can confidently say that it’s one of the nicest campgrounds I’ve ever stayed in.

Minutes from the best things to do in Page, Roam Horseshoe Bend is a brand new RV Resort designed for van lifers, digital nomads, RVers, and traveling families and is stacked with modern amenities. Gorgeous views, spacious sites, water and electrical hookups, impeccably clean showers, fast wifi, a big pool, and colorful, quiet sunsets made for a very pleasant, relaxing, and easy trip with our two dogs and our one-year-old baby.

In this Roam Horseshoe Bend review, I share what I loved about the experience, a few things that can be improved, plus some insider tips like the best campsites to book based on views and privacy.

Sponsored by Roam America

A big thanks to Roam America for hosting us! I appreciate the standard they are setting for RV Parks and how welcoming they are to van lifers. As always all opinions and words are my own, and I only recommend things I know you will love.

Where is Roam Horseshoe Bend?

Roam Horseshoe Bend is located in Page, Arizona, less than 2 miles from the center of town. Compared to the Wahweap and Antelope Point Campgrounds in Page (which I’ve also stayed at), I found the location of Roam Horseshoe Bend to be much more convenient for getting around, whether that be a quick trip to the Safeway, grabbing acai bowls at Native-owned Desert Nutrition, or eating dinner at Sunset 89. It’s also 2 miles from Walmart in case you forget any small essentials.

Like most visitors to Page, we also checked out the famous Page landmarks -Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon – which are both less than 10 minutes away.

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Review of the Roam Campsites

Like most RV campgrounds, there was a range of sites at Roam Horseshoe Bend. Some were bigger and more private with great views, while others were a bit smaller or closer to the main road. Below I’ll share the different site types, the details on our specific campsite, and which sites I thought were the best and worth reserving ahead of time.

Campground Overview

At Roam Horseshoe Bend, there are a few different types of sites. All sites have a metal fire pit, picnic table, and full water and electrical hookups.

  • Back-in sites: These sites are best for smaller rigs, like vans, truck campers, and small trailers that are nimble enough to back up into a site. Ours was technically a back-in site but we pulled in forward because we wanted our slider door next to our patio and picnic table. In general, the back-in sites are more private and have better views because they are on the outside edges of the property and have no other sites behind them.
  • Pull-through sites: These were designed for bigger rigs – think 40-foot RVs with a tow vehicle. These sites are in the middle of the property and have the least privacy. The campground was pretty empty when we were there, but if it were full, the view from many of these sites would be blocked by other RVs.
  • Classic/Standard sites: The back-in sites and the pull-through sites are designated as classic/standard or premium sites. The classic sites are less expensive.
  • Premium sites: These sites cost more than the classic sites and offer better views, a more desirable location, and more space/privacy.
  • Premium patio sites: These sites are priced the highest and have a concrete patio, a nicer brick firepit, and two Adirondack chairs. I found premium patio sites to be the nicest in the campground when it comes to space, views, and privacy.
  • Tiny Cabins: There are 12 brand new tiny cabins at Roam Horseshoe Bend that weren’t quite ready during our stay. These will sleep 4 and are equipped with a kitchenette and a bathroom. Tent camping is not allowed at Roam Horseshoe Bend, so if you don’t have a van or another type of camper, you’ll want to book a Cabin once they are ready.
Sprinter van and 4runner parked at campsite at Roam Horseshoe Bend in Page Arizona with desert view in the background
Our premium patio back-in site

Because Roam Horseshoe Bend is so new, there is very little vegetation or shade at any of the campsites. They have planted trees that will eventually fill in and provide shade, but at this point, they are still too small. I suggest packing a shade structure, whether that be an awning, a Moonshade, or an EZ-up style tent.

I also recommend that you have a way to level your van or RV. I was worried when we drove in, because I forgot to pack our leveling blocks and not all of the sites were perfectly level. Luckily our site was flat and it wasn’t a big deal, otherwise, I would have been making a trip to Walmart.

I liked the fact that every site has water and electrical hookups. Since everyone could plug in, no one was running generators at night. After dark I noticed most people, especially those with big RVs, were inside their rigs, so it was super quiet when we stargazing around our firepit.

With water hookups, we also didn’t have to worry about running out of our water supply or filling up our greywater tank. While I always practice water-conserving measures in my van, it was nice to refill our water without having to drive the van up to a dump station.

You van lifers will want to bring a greywater/sewer hose. That way you can empty your grey water tank without making a mess of your campsite or driving somewhere else where you can dump it.

Our campsite

We were in Site 173, a Premium Patio, back-in site, which I think was the best in the whole campground with a few top contenders. We had uninterrupted views, a lot more privacy than some of the other sites, and being at the end of the resort in a culdesac, there was very little traffic or people driving by.

I loved having the concrete patio. You might think…but “you’re supposed to be in nature, why do you want a concrete pad at your site?” Well, this is the desert. The ground and rocks are sharp, and having a smooth concrete pad where our son could play and the dogs could rest without lying in the dirt was an unexpected luxury.

We also had a nice big brick fire pit with two Adirondack chairs. We of course brought our favorite camp chairs, but it was nice being able to switch it up. It was too warm to bother with having a wood fire, but I set up some string lights around the firepit for ambiance.

The only negative thing about our site is it was short walk (maybe 3-4 minutes) up a hill to get to the bathroom. This wasn’t a huge deal for us because we could go to the bathroom in our van in the middle of the night, and we also brought our e-bikes which made bathroom and shower runs really easy.

Best Sites at Roam Horseshoe Bend

I’ll discuss more about the bathrooms next, but Roam Horseshoe Bend has three different bathhouses and five dumpsters spread throughout the Park. Some sites are a further walk from the bathrooms and dumpsters, so if that’s something that matters to you, you should consider that when you are reserving your site. The same goes for wanting to be close to the pool. From our campsite 173 to the pool, it was about an 8-minute walk.

On the map below, I’ve marked what I consider to be the best campsites at Roam Horseshoe Bend. My personal priorities are always views, space, and privacy.

If you want to book a specific site, there is a small fee. Otherwise, they will assign you an available site in the category you choose. Also, if you’re looking at the map view on the Roam website, they show photos that respresent the site category, rather than an exact picture for each specific site. So don’t be surprised if your site looks different in person than what was displayed on the website.

  • Green stars: These were my favorite sites at Roam Horseshoe Bend. These were on the end and had the most space, privacy, and the best views not blocked by other campers
  • Green circles: These are also prime spots with great views. Green sites on the west side of the property (the top of the map) sat up against a big hill and were the first to get shade in the early evening. I think that’s a plus in the middle of summer. Of these 156-160 were my favorite and seemed the most quiet. On the opposite side, I also really liked 192-201 which had really nice sunset views. Out off all of the pull-through sites, 142-148 and 174-175 had the most unobstructed views.
  • Orange circles: These sites are the next best. Sites 202-217 were up against a wire fence, which is the only reason I rated them orange and not green. They also weren’t as level, although the staff told me they were working on grading them. Otherwise, those sites were great. I also would have included 181-190 as orange, but these sites were backed by a big concrete wall, which I felt interfered with the vibe. For pull-through sites, 176-180 were very nice, but they weren’t as long as 142-148 if you have a larger RV.
  • Unmarked sites: These sites were all fine. There just wasn’t anything notable that made them unique or special compared to the others. I wouldn’t hesitate to book these if they were the only sites available, but I’d prefer the green and orange sites mentioned above.
  • Red sites: I would honestly be a bit bummed if I got one of these sites. They were right up against the road next to several industrial buildings and had alot of road noise compared to the rest of the campground.

Scroll through some of the photos I took to get a feel for the different sites at Roam Horseshoe Bend.


The modern bathrooms at Roam Horseshoe Bend really differentiated this campground from others I’ve stayed at. I’ve stayed at some RV parks where the bathrooms were so gross that I wouldn’t even considering shower. That couldn’t be further from the case at Roam.

The property had 3 bathhouses, each with 6 individual unisex bathrooms with their own toilet, sink, and shower, with plenty of counter space for your toiletries.

I loved having my own space to shower, get dressed, use the toilet and brush my teeth. The only thing I wasn’t crazy about is the very top of the wall of each bathroom is open to the rest of the bathhouse, making them slightly less private than they’d be otherwise. I’m sure they were designed that way to improve ventilation, and they always had music playing so you couldn’t as easily hear the person in the next bathroom.

Showers were tiled with a glass door and were incredibly clean – so clean that if I didn’t have shower shoes, I would still shower without fear of picking up some sort of foot fungus, which is something I’ve never said about a campground shower. It’s clear that they take cleanliness seriously at Roam Horseshoe Bend. Showers were also spacious enough to bend over to shave your legs without bumping up against the sides.

The unlimited showers were piping hot, and you didn’t have to worry about being on a timer or adding coins for more water. Each shower also had pumps with shampoo, conditioner, and soap that was higher quality than what you get at most hotels. The conditioner was nice and thick and actually felt like it moisturized my hair after a day in the dry heat.

Finally, I’ll mention the toilet paper…because hey, I’m all about the details. There was none of that single-ply, cheap TP that tears every time you tug at it that many campgrounds try to save money with. The toilet paper here was soft, fancy double-ply.

In total, there were 18 bathrooms across the three bathhouses. I never waited, and there was always at least one bathroom available in the bathhouse closest to my campsite. However, if the campground was completely full, I do question if you’d have to wait for the bathrooms. While I think many RVers prefer to use their own toilets and showers, I could see there being a bit of a wait at peak times like first thing in the morning.

The Pool

The pool at Roam Horseshoe Bend was a highlight for me. We don’t have AC in our van, and in mid-May, the air temps were getting pretty hot. It was a luxury to cool off in the pool in the afternoon after hiking in the heat every morning. Also, it was my first time taking my son in the pool, and he absolutely loved it.

The pool was heated to a refreshing 75 degrees. It was very clean without feeling overly chlorinated, which I also liked.

The pool area also had a splash pad, and they let us bring our dogs in, as long as they stayed by our pool chairs. That was great because it would have been too hot to leave them in our van while we were at the pool.

My only complaint about the pool is there isn’t a lot of shade. I’m way past the age of letting myself bake in the sun, so we didn’t hang out much once we were done swimming. The staff saw me one day with my baby and kindly offered to bring an umbrella over from the courtyard. That made a huge difference, and it would be great if they just set up umbrellas near the lounge chairs as a standard.


The Roam Horseshoe Bend staff welcomed our dogs Charlie and Gumbo with lots of belly rubs when we arrived, and it was obvious that this is a dog-friendly place.

They had dog bags and waste collecting stations around the property that made it very easy to pick up after your pets.

They also had a big fenced-in off-leash dog area where you could play fetch with your dogs. We didn’t use this, unfortunately. The concept was great, but the ground in the dog area consisted of gravel just like the campsites. Our dogs’ paws get torn up when they run around on that kind of terrain, and we didn’t want to risk them cutting up their pads.  There was also nowhere shady to hang out while you were throwing a ball.

While I know grass probably isn’t feasible, I’d love to see them put some turf or other softer material on the ground in the dog area. That would make it a lot more comfortable for dogs to play and chase each other around.

The good news is there are places to hike and get your dog exercise that you can walk to right from the campground (see below). I would suggest that you bring dog booties though because the sand and ground were already pretty hot for our dogs’ paws in Mid-May.

Other Amenities

There are a few other amenities that I should mention in my Roam Horseshoe Bend Review.

  • Laundry: Unlike most RV parks that have one or two sets of washers and dryers, Roam Horseshoe Bend had 2 washers and 6 dryers in every bathhouse – that’s a total of 6 washers and 18 dryers for the property. I didn’t use them because we didn’t need to do any laundry during our 6 night stay, but there were a lot of international travelers who seemed very happy about the ample number of machines.
  • Free WiFi: The WiFi at Roam Horseshoe Bend was quite good. At Site 173, we were as far away from the office as you could get, and I still had 2 to 3 bars at all times. It was strong enough for me to do work on my laptop, including uploading photos to my website and stories to Instagram. We didn’t stream any Netflix, but I imagine it would be fast enough to do so.
  • Store/Coffee Shop: The front office had an espresso/coffee machine where you could buy coffee, as well as a cooler stocked with drinks for purchase. They also had cute t-shirts, hats, and a few camping essentials. There will eventually be a cafe serving food too, but that wasn’t open during our stay.
  • Courtyard with Games and Gas Firepit: The courtyard outside of the pool area has some couches, dining tables with umbrellas, a gas fire pit, and some games, like cornhole, that you can play.

Things to Do Nearby

Page has a ton of outdoor activities, and Roam Horseshoe Bend is perfectly situated to enjoy them.

Hiking from the Campground

If you don’t want to drive anywhere or just want to get a better vantage point for sunset, you can hike up either of the hills on the east or west side of the campground.

There is also a neat cave located behind the gas station next door that’s a 15-minute walk down a sandy path from the campground. I will say it looks a bit more dramatic in the photos, but it was cool none the less.

Finally, there is an ATV/4×4 trail at the north end of the campground. Periodically there were cars on it, but it was typically pretty empty. This would be a good place to take an evening stroll with your pups.

Antelope Canyon

Hiking through Antelope Canyon is the most famous thing to do in Page. I’ve been to Page several times and never done it, so this time, I decided to make it happen. If you don’t want to bother moving your van or RV, we organized our Antelope Canyon tour though Shun’Diin Canyon Tours.

Our Navajo driver/guide Erwin picked us up right at our campsite in an air-conditioned Sprinter Van (we didn’t even have to walk up to the front office). On the way to Antelope Canyon, he gave us an overview of the area and a lesson in the history of his Navajo culture.

When we arrived at Lower Antelope Canyon, he dealt with the tickets and got us situated with another guide who would be leading us through the canyon, which was absolutely stunning and worth doing, especially if you’ve never done any of the other slot canyons in Arizona or Southern Utah.

After the tour, Erwin was there waiting to shuttle everyone over to Upper Antelope Canyon where the next tour was shortly departing. If you plan to do both Lower and Upper Antelope Canyon, having Shun’Diin Canyon Tours was especially convenient because they coordinated all of the tour times so we didn’t have a big time gap to wait between the two tours.

They can also help you schedule your tour for the best times as far as lighting in the canyons for photos.

If Antelope Canyon sounds too busy, then Shun’Diin Canyon Tours also offers an alternative option to Mountain Sheep, Owl, and Rattlesnake Canyons, which is more off the beaten path.

Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend is a must if you’ve never been, and it’s also less than 10 minutes from the campground. If you can go for sunset, that’s what I’d recommend. That wasn’t possible for us, because of our son’s bedtime, so we went at 11 am. I found the lighting to be surprisingly nice for photos. The entire river was glistening, and the sun was still behind me so there wasn’t any harsh glare in my photos.

Parking at Horseshoe Bend costs $10. The 3/4 mile walk from the parking lot to the overlook is on a dirt path. There are a few shade structures on the way where you can rest, but otherwise, you’re in the direct sun. So even though it’s a short hike, take proper sun protection measures and bring plenty of water.

Explore Lake Powell

Lake Powell is the big draw to Page, and it’s worth getting out on the water to explore. With our dogs and our 1-year-old, a boat day wasn’t in the cards for us on this trip, but we did cruise down to Lone Rock Beach for a couple of hours on a mild day.

We’ve also kayaked Lake Powell in the past and had a magical time. There are a number of companies in town that offer boat rentals and tours, and the staff at Roam Horseshoe Bend can provide some recommendations.

How to Book your Stay

If this sounds like your kind of place, you can make a reservation directly on the Roam Horseshoe Bend website. I recommend booking a specific site based on my recommendations on the map above rather than letting them choose for you. It costs an extra $25, but I think it’s worth it to ensure you get a prime spot.

When booking, also pay attention to the site length to make sure that your site is long enough for your rig.

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Thanks for reading my Roam Horseshoe Bend review. If you have any questions before planning a trip there, let me know in the comments.

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