Kayak Horseshoe Bend is a kayak, canoe, paddleboard and inflatable watercraft backhaul service. We move small boats from the launch ramp at Lees Ferry (the beginning of the Grand Canyon) 15 miles up the Colorado River to just below the Glen Canyon Dam that creates Lake Powell. You can make a day of it floating back to Lees Ferry or ask your captain to drop you off anywhere along the way for a float that fits your schedule … even just a couple hours.
Daily Departures Begin At 6 AM*
The Magnificent Colorado River On YOUR Timetable
We cater to vacationers, tourists and families visiting the Grand Canyon National Park area. We provide you the opportunity to see the natural wonder called Horseshoe Bend as it should be experienced … from the water’s edge.
At the Lees Ferry Boat Ramp, you will board the specially outfitted backhaul boat with a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed Captain at the helm for the approximately 30 minute up-river trip through scenic Glen Canyon past Horseshoe Bend. You will then launch either your personal kayak or one of our rental kayaks, canoes or other suitable watercraft for the float back to Lees Ferry at your own pace.
While you drift through the last remnants of Glen Canyon – what many call “the most spectacular canyon on earth” – paddle quietly and listen for the screech of a diving Peregrine Falcon, the whinny of a wild horse or the barely audible click of desert bighorn sheep hooves on a sheer rock wall.
Float the Colorado River and see for yourself one of the greatest sights on Planet Earth!