The falls are 671 feet in width and shaped like a horseshoe, hence the name. From a distance the falls seem smaller than they are, hidden by the mist and trees. As you approach their massiveness is indescribable. The churning water below is hidden by the thick mist that shoots up as the falling water plummets from the 174-foot drop.
The river at the top of the falls is only about 10 feet deep but the river below is almost 500 feet deep.
The power of the rushing water at the crest of the falls is amazing. To think that daredevils have braved the rapids and survived is beyond belief.
One of the seven wonders of the natural world Horseshoe Falls is a must see.