Kayak Horseshoe Bend

Latest Reviews

October 20, 2022

It was an incredible experience. We did the 10 mile paddle and took our time to take in all the beauty. I would a absolutely recommend this for everyone.

Michelle D.

October 20, 2022

Awesome! Everything went great and we had a good time, relaxing time floating the river

Katrina E.

October 19, 2022

Best trip ever!! I will be taking this trip at least once a year until I no longer physically do it.

Lecia T.

October 16, 2022

We absolutely loved our time kayaking with Kayak Horseshoe Bend. It was so much fun Kayaking in the beautiful canyon. The water was crystal clear and we got to see several wild horses drinking from the river. It was such a lovely day and experience

Rachelle B.

April 27, 2022

Amazing. Terry and team were great.

Jim R.

May 2, 2022

Amber was great (as were the other staff I spoke to through phone and web) and the experience itself was incredible. Ambers recommendations were on point and it was obvious she knew what she was doing. Highly recommend.

Taylor J.

March 28, 2022

My family enjoyed very much & took a lot of beautiful pictures. I Highly recommend kayaking even though you don’t know how’s to swim since the water is pretty calm.

Joe H.

March 31, 2022

We had a great time on our trip! My wife was 25 weeks pregnant and had no problems with her kayak (she used the most stable one). I ended up using the fishing Kayak, and while it did work well, I think that I would have gone with the kayak that my wife used if I went again. The problem with the Fishing Kayak is that it typically wants to spin a bit. On a lake or a river where there is little boat traffic, this type of kayak would likely work well. For this type of river, I found the best approach to be to beach your kayak and then wade a bit for fishing. While being able to sit a bit higher above the fish was nice, I was not able to utilize that advantage much over simply wading. I was able to leave my rented kayak, waders and boots at the boat ramp after we were finished, which made everything easy at the end of the outing. Overall, the service was great though! Our captain was super nice and provided some advice on spots to fish. I would definitely go again.

Mick T.

October 14, 2022

Loved it! We would do it again and again. Troy our haul guide share such facinating stories and facts about the canyon, river, Navajos and pointed out many points of interest on the trip to the dam. Thanks for the memories … we’ll be back.

Laura P.

May 8, 2022

My wife and I had an amazing trip! The owners did a great job communicating our upcoming trip details via e-mail text and voicemail. Terri the owner was very nice who took us out to petroglyph beach on the pontoon boat. We thought we would be on our own after they dropped us off on the boat but as it approached 3:30 and having to have the kayaks back at 5:30 we started to get worried. But they boat up and down the river to make sure everyone gets back. I unfortunately can’t remember the fellow who picked us up with our Kayak and took us back but he was so super friendly and accommodating. We hadn’t used inflatable kayaks before but they were super nice and durable. Thanks for the great trip!!

Amy J.

March 30, 2022

The whole experience was amazing. Great service and Captain Troy was super nice and knowledgeable. He gave us great advice and shared some fun info on the trip up river. We’ll definitely be back!

Nikki W.

October 11, 2022

Such an incredible experience! They make it so easy!

Audrey N.

May 16, 2022

OMG this was amazing! My wife, 11 year old daughter and I just had the time of our lives! We so appreciate how willing Wendy was to rebook our trip after a family emergency. We overnighted at Cliffdweller Lodge before taking off on our kayak adventure! Oh was it ever worth the wait! Our daughter insisted we do all 12 miles and it was simply breathtaking! We are now trying to organize our parent/family posse that we hang with to join us next year on another river adventure. Captain Troy, you can expect to see us again! Simply awesome!

Julie W.

March 23, 2022

Awesome staff and very understanding of customer needs!!! Will definitely recommend to others!!! Thanks for an awesome experience!!

Dennis T

June 1, 2022

My boyfriend and I booked a backhaul service for a kayaking trip over Memorial day weekend. The company was very communicative and even called us the day prior to warn us of a high wind advisory that would affect our trip. Our Captain, Troy, dropped us off at the petroglyphs due to the high winds, but stopped along the way to give us different recommendations and show us cool sights. Our plans changed during the trip and we decided to head back, unfortunately during the highest wind speeds that weekend. We were fortunate to be picked up by Captain Terry, who made sure we returned to Lee’s Ferry safely. We appreciate everything they did for us and we highly recommend using this service for your next adventure around Horse Shoe Bend.

Samantha S.

October 15, 2022

This was seriously one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. Captain Shane was fun and knowledgeable and just a really cool guy. The views were amazing. The weather was perfect. Will definitely have to come back again

Melissa & Randy

October 14, 2022

Troy was an excellent captain and guide for our backhaul up the river to the dam. He was very courteous, generous with his experience and knowledge, and a good story teller!

Michael E.

October 14, 2022

Excellent experience and everything went so smoothly. Their email updates and ability to interact online was very easy as well as other communication. Their single, rental, Star kayak was first rate and I’m so glad I used theirs rather than mine!! This paddle was a highlight of my trip! Highly recommend both this flatwater kayak trip and this company.

Deni K.

October 14, 2022

Shane was our guide for the backhaul service and he was great. This was our second time kayaking Horseshoe Bend. My goal is to take all of my family to this spectacular place.

Kim J.

May 16, 2022

This trip was better than anyone can prepare you for. From our captain to the beautiful views, this adventure was the best thing I’ve ever done with my family.

Cheyenne C.

October 14, 2022

The whole experience was excellent. Trent was a fantastic captain and seemed to really care for us to have a good experience. Will recommend to anyone.

Pete S.

May 19, 2022

Fantastic day with KHB and a big thank you to Troy! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience on the water and Troy was super helpful in giving some recommendations for exploring the surrounding area.

Nathan T.

March 19, 2022

My brother and I have been planning a trip to Cliff Dwellers Lodge for over a year and we can both agree it was worth the wait! Friendly/Helpful staff, comfortable lodging, surreal environment (loved waking up to seeing the sunrise hit the red canyon walls), delicious restaurant, and when we took our kayak trip down Horseshoe Bend we had the time of our lives (the staff taught us everything we needed to know and more!) If you’re looking for adventure, Cliff Dwellers is the place to find it. We’re already planning our next trip back!

James F.

April 25, 2022

My wife and I really enjoyed our Kayak/ Camping weekend out here. It started with this backhaul service. The crew loading the boat were professional and courteous. The Captain was friendly and knowledgeable providing us with blankets (it was a little chilly) and a little tour along the way. Book early!!

Daryl B.

June 10, 2022

I booked this trip as a birthday gift for my husband and we absolutely loved it! It was so surreal and we’d definitely book again and refer others as well!

Nicci B.

April 18, 2022

Such a fun and beautiful experience! The most amazing views and surroundings, we had such a great day out on the river! Renting the kayaks was very affordable and the haulback service is so worth it and easy! And you get to take a boat ride to your starting destination. Our captain, Troy, was really nice and knowledgeable!

Rebecca S.

October 16, 2022

The whole experience was amazing. The driver for the backhaul trip, Captain Shane, was great. He made everyone onboard fell safe and confident about our kayaking adventure. Our group ranged from late 20’s to a young soon to be 80 year old. The scenery was breathtaking all along the way. I highly recommend this trip to anyone looking for a once in a lifetime experience

Eileen W.

June 6, 2022

What a great experience. Our guide clearly explained milestones and things to do on the route. It was more challenging than we expected in terms of paddling versus floating with the current, but that made the trip feel even more like an accomplishment.

Steve E

June 7, 2022

Kayak Horseshoe Bend runs an incredibly organized operation. Online Booking was so easy and the website is very helpful in describing the various boat rental options and trip options. The communication leading up to the trip was clear and concise. Checking in at Lee’s Ferry was easy. Our captain Troy, was A+ with his detailed descriptions of the canyon, pointing out wildlife and all around fun. The trip down the river is an amazing experience! I highly recommend using Kayak Horseshoe Bend.

Marie B.

June 8, 2022

Everyone from start to finish was very professional. I would definitely book with them again.

Kelli J.

June 5, 2022

wonderful service, friendly, prompt, professional. highly recommend.

Kathy S.

June 1, 2022

Troy was awesome. We loved his knowledge of the area and water. This is one of our favorite adventures. We have done it two years in a row, and plan on many more to come.

Steve and Sarah D.

October 13, 2022

Amazing and beautiful experience. Got dropped off at Petroglyph Beach and it took us 4 hours to get back to the boat ramp. Most of the time it was a leisurely and easy paddle down the river, until we got to the last section where we came up against a strong headwind and were fighting against it which was really fatiguing.

Hayleigh P.

October 12, 2022

Booked this trip last minute as a surprise for my husband for our anniversary. I’ve never seen him so excited than while we were out on the water. Our captain was so wonderful, kind and fun; he made the trip even more memorable for us. Definitely a trip we’ll both remember forever!

Cecilia F.

March 31, 2022

Backhaul captain, Troy, was great! We loved it!

Micah F.

March 21, 2022

Loved loved loved! Very simple/easy check in and out process. Absolutely gorgeous views!

Bridgett K.