The Colorado River exits Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam and flows 16 miles through Glen Canyon. This is the last remnant of Glen Canyon. The remainder was flooded and covered by Lake Powell when the gates to Glen Canyon Dam were closed in 1963.
The rock formation that towers up to 1,500 feet above the river dates to an ancient desert 160,000,000 years old.. What you see today in the Navajo Sandstone are fossilized sand dunes that once swept across this vast landscape.
Today, each twist and turn of the river exposes a visual extravaganza unlike any other landscape on Earth.
Your trip will begin at historic Lees Ferry where you and your equipment will be loaded onto our specially modified shuttle boat for the trip upriver. Your pilot is a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain who has extensive experience on this stretch of river.
Lees Ferry Anglers, the parent company of Lees Ferry Shuttle-Kayak Horseshoe Bend, has been in operation on this stretch of river since 1983 and has more than 40,000 days of guiding and operating boats in Glen Canyon.
We are permitted by the National Park Service and licensed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Your safety and comfort are our primary concern.
First, you will need a boat that is suitable for this stretch of river or you can rent one from us. Any watercraft rated for a slow-moving river and rated to carry passengers on moving water will work. Please note that not all boats are rated for moving water and we will not launch any boats that are not safe or suitable for this stretch of river.