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 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 C.
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 C.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 11, 2022
Such an incredible experience! They make it so easy!
Audrey N.
October 11, 2022
So amazing. Our guide Luke pointed out more than we anticipated. Super friendly boat captains and a bucket list trip. Highly recommend. Saw wild horses which was one of our wish list items. Thank you. We will be back.
Lewis T.
October 10, 2022
Loved ever minute of it, but why oh why no drip stop rings on the paddles? A simple and cheap addition would make it a 10 rather than the 9.9 I will give.
Ian D
October 9, 2022
What a wonderful experience. The booking process and communication was great. Everything was well organized. Our guide Troy provided a lot of interesting information about the trip, the area, the wildlife. Overall great trip
Tomasz G.
October 8, 2022
Extremely easy to follow directions. Back haul service from Luke was super informative. Kayaks were sturdy enough for me, my 30lbs of camping gear, and a bundle of wood. We were very impressed and hope to do it again
Travis B.
October 8, 2022
We did the 4-5 hour paddle around Horseshoe Bend to Lee's Ferry. It was about 9 miles and the river did most of the work! Beautiful scenery and clear water! Luke took us up river and did a great job showing us landmarks along the way! Highly recommend!
David & Shelly W.
October 6, 2022
Great service and knowledgeable boatman pointed out natural features and campsites on the way upriver.
Richard P.
October 5, 2022

I'm not sure where to start. From start to finish this was a great tour and experience. Terry, Wendy and team work hard all day (and night) to be 💯% sure all their customers are more than happy and satisfied. Kayaking the Colorado, Horseshoe Bend and the Glen Canyon section of the GC is the absolute best. Frankly, it's the only way to get up close and personal with this natural wonder. This outfitter company offers kayaking (taking you up river with your own kayak or a rental called back hauling), fishing excursions and boat rental. They also operate the Cliff Dwellers motel and restaurant so you can have it all in from one outfit and get a discount. The motel and restaurant are both top notch and very rustic. We loved the restaurant and our entire experience onsite. If you stay or stop in be sure to try the avocado pie. Simply mouth watering and something that you definitely don't want to split. Or, there will be a
Mark H.
October 5, 2022
A wonderful experience!
Lisa S.
October 3, 2022
 What a great experience! Beautiful weather, and spectacular views all around. Couldn't recommend this experience enough!
Devon D.
October 3, 2022
The emails and communication were to notch. Equipment was excellent. And the guide was great pointing out everything on the way up, funny rock formations, the hikes.
Kyle W.
October 3, 2022
So fun and so beautiful. These guys were on point with timing expectations and answering questions. Captain Troy was knowledgeable  and a great guide. We highly recommend kayak horseshoe bend. Thanks for the great memories!
Priscilla Y.
October 2, 2022
Stayed here for a night last month had dinner and drinks and breakfast the next morning and kayaked horseshoe bend the following day-you get a discount if you book a room along with the kayaking. The young lady that waited on us at the restaurant was so nice and helpful and accommodating- I really enjoyed the River Rita’s!! Everybody from the store/gas station to the restaurant/to the boat captain was so helpful in making our stay a memorable one. The avocado pie is a must!!! You gotta try it. The rooms are pretty basic and really that’s all you need you’re not there to stay in the room and it leaves more $$ for excursions. The kayak adventure through Marble Canyon and Horseshoe Bend was amazing and the only thing I regret is we only stayed one night. There’s a lot of hiking here and so much to do and I can’t wait to come back. The scenery through the float was spectacular. Thank you for making our stay so special-we thoroughly enjoyed it!!!!
Michael H.
October 1, 2022
Highly recommend! Was a lot of fun. Everything was punctual and well organized. Kayaks were in very good shape, staff was friendly and helpful
Omar M.
September 30, 2022
Highly recommend this company, they were professional, courteous and informative. This was by far the highlight of our Grand Canyon trip. If you seek solitude and beautiful landscapes, do kayak Horseshoe Bend. It was awesome!
Elana L.
September 30, 2022
For sure a great bucket list adventure. Very easy a relaxing. Anyone can do it. Captain Terry was very informative.
Tom G.
September 28, 2022
One of the most amazing things we have ever done. This experience was breathtaking and was made even better by our great boat guide Luke! We thought we were just getting a boat ride to drop off our kayak, but he stopped and pointed out facts about the area and was so helpful! This was clearly the most organized and professional backhaul on the river. They had the best boats and had great communication about the trip from beginning to end. Would definitely recommend this company!
Michele K.
September 27, 2022
Absolutely breathtaking
Sheila G.
September 25, 2022
Vorrei tornare aire mille volte.
(Translated by Google) I would like to go back there a thousand times
Federica B.
September 25, 2022
We had a blast! LR was an awesome guide and had stellar customer service!
Jehoshua J.
September 25, 2022
Everything went great, our boat captain Troy was nice polite and very knowledgeable with lots of helpful tips
Chuck B.
September 24, 2022
It was a great trip. Our captain was very friendly and shared great information. Will definitely go again and use this company.
Tammie Z.
September 21, 2022
A GREAT Adventure ! The backhaul alone was worth it. Captain "LR" was terrific, pointing out all kinds of sights to see as he took us up river for our incredibly breathtaking scenic 10 mile kayak adventure. Already shared the website w/several friends as this was a MUST do ! Will do again too !
Dodee I.
September 20, 2022
Great staff. Made our trip really special and we had a wonderful time.
Gary H.
September 19, 2022
Kayaking Horseshoe Bend was a "candle" on my birthday cake (part of a birthday trip). Backhaul service boat ride, gorgeous in the morning light, and paddling to Lee's Ferry, relaxing and meditative yet still physical enough to feel good. Gorgeous to be on the water - I wanted to go again the next day. The restaurant cooks and staff at Cliff Dweller's deliver on good food (clean tasting, ingredients up front). The owners are present and committed to the guests's learning about and enjoying the beauty and challenges of the area (it was over 100 each day I was there). Have already recommended the trip/company to colleagues.
Beatrice M
September 19, 2022
We had a great time. We’ll be back again next summer
Bill N.
September 11, 2022
Bucket list trip completed! I used Kayak Horseshoe Bend to backhaul up river. My 4 friends and I all loved the information our captain Troy gave us during the trip. Troy was courteous, knowledgeable and personable. He answered our many questions and gave us a multitude information about the river, it’s development and many safety tips. We camped on the river one night, then stayed at Cliff Dwellers Lodge when we arrived back to Lee’s Ferry. The food at the restaurant was amazing. The rooms were nice and comfy. I was next to the restaurant and never heard a thing. I am thoroughly impressed with both of these businesses and I highly recommend. I intent to make this an annual trip, if not more. Thank you to everyone that made this possible!!
Stephanie S.
September 4, 2022
We had an amazing time! Our captain Amber was very knowledgeable about the area and gave great insights! Would definitely recommend, it was a great trip!
Katie G.
September 3, 2022
Captain Troy was great. Smooth trip up. This trip was phenomenal! My friends and I had the best time out in the water. The views are amazing and the back haul service was great and knowledgeable. 10/10 would recommend. You don’t want to miss out on this experience
Kim D.
September 1, 2022
This was absolutely amazing. We visited from Florida and happened to get our captain LR who is also from the state. He gave us a lot of information, made the ride out super cool by pointing out different rock formations and good trails we could hike. He told us about the Waterhole canyons and it was a beautiful walk. Once we kayaked we drove back towards page to view the Horseshoe  Bend overlook and it was so surreal that we kayaked around the bend! Absolutely beautiful and well worth the price. My boyfriend is on the large side and he enjoyed the xl kayak, I am small and the normal kayak was great. Our friend had a paddle board and even tho it was rough for her in some spots, she's very physically fit and she had a great time. You get to kayak at your own pace without a guide and we all enjoyed ourselves! Can't wait to visit again
Laura H.
September 1, 2022
Captain Troy was great. Smooth trip up. Dropped our gear. Gave us good advise.
Eduard G
August 30, 2022
14 friends came to KHB and we stayed at their lodge. It was the most amazing experience! Everyone was fantastic and worked with us when weather conditions changed last minute. They were able to give us the best experience while still staying safe! I cannot recommend them enough! From the awesome ladies in the office to every boat driver that assisted us on the river, they were all there to make sure we had a great experience! You feel like family when you are with them and I will come back many times!
Wildhorse Paddleboards
August 29, 2022
Amazing experience! One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. Our captain Luke was very friendly and knowledgeable! Can’t
Erica K.
August 29, 2022
Amazing girls trip!! Can’t wait to do it again!!! Thank you Troy for being such a great captain!!!!
Deanna K.
August 28, 2022
What an experience!!! Terry was very informative and gave us a great ride to Horseshoe Bend, then dropped us off and we kayaked back! Truly amazing scenery!
Erika A.
August 28, 2022
Terry was our guide down the Colorado river to Horseshoe Bend. Very informative. We kayaked back 7 miles and enjoyed the scenery. It was a great calm trip down river. Would do that again
Peter A.
August 23, 2022
Kayak Horseshoe Bend was awesome! our captains made the experience wonderful. I would highly recommend them. Thank you for making my birthday trip magical!
Melissa S.
August 23, 2022
Simply Brilliant! We did the 3hr self kayak run. Got picked up at Lee's Ferry and taxi boated upstream. Our captain Nat was fantastic. The entire experience was epic. We plan on doing the 5hr kayak next time.
Peter G.
August 23, 2022
Magical, truly a storybook adventure. We were the first ones on the river that day, and the early light mirroring in the water was incredibly beautiful. Plus, Cap'n Troy was a great guide. Thank you!
Daniel H.
August 20, 2022
I had high expectations of this experience and not only were they met, but exceeded in so many ways. Instructions were clear and easy to follow, staff were amazing, equipment was well cared for, and the scenery was breathtaking. Natalie was our back haul guide and she was wonderful! It was obvious that she loves what she’s doing. A great outfit to schedule with and will do again!!! Bringing the whole family next time. We also stayed at Cliff Dweller’s Lodge and found it to be very clean, with super friendly staff, and the essentials. Felt like we had stepped back in time in a good way. Would stay here again!
Carmen B.
August 12, 2022
One of the best experiences ever! Super helpful people and it's so much fun to do!
Teun P.
August 12, 2022
Amazing experience. Captain Troy was awesome and he gave us lots of information. The place is just incredible. We did the trip starting from Horseshoe Bend with 4 kids and 4 adults using the tandem kayaks, the trip is long but very doable, we stopped often to explore the deserted little beaches and rocks and to eat a sandwich and enjoy the beautiful day. If you are in the area we highly recommend it.
Alessandro N.
August 10, 2022
This is my second trip with Kayak Horseshoe Bend. Troy was our captain taking us up the river. Stopped and told us about the area. Explained things so well! I highly recommend them !
Marleen C.
August 9, 2022
It's an amazing journey on water. Spectacular scenery! We did the 15 mile kayak, would probably opt for the 10 mile marker next time. It can get very tiring the last 5 miles. So glad I did it, would do it again. Thanks Captain Troy Gunn for all your knowledge of the area and great tips!
Jill N
August 6, 2022
We had the most amazing trip booking through Kayak Horseshoe bend. Our original trip 3 months ago was cancelled due to a National Weather service red flag wind warning. Kayak Horseshoe bend contacted us 2 days in advance to alert us to the potential cancellation, saving us a 6 hour drive for nothing. They refunded the entire trip (hotel and back haul service) as the weather was not going to allow us to participate. We re-booked, and the experience was amazing. The whole process was so well organized. Every person we interacted with from the front desk to the restaurant to the back haul boat drivers were friendly and helpful. We will definitely be going back and telling friends!
Randi M
July 27, 2022
Probably one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had and I've had a couple the location the ease the people the price the price it's a must do no question about it
Dave S
July 26, 2022
It was a great experience Amber our back haul captain was very efficient, knowledgeable and very friendly !!!
Bob B.
July 25, 2022
What a beautiful trip! Great guides and help along the way if needed. It does get windy and the current isnt strong so be prepared to paddle!
Jaesi M.
July 25, 2022
Robertson Y.
July 21, 2022
Our guide was very personable and engaging. The safety briefing was thorough and additionally he gave us interesting River trivia.
Carol H.
July 20, 2022
We had a great time. Captain Luke was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The entire experience was amazing.
Kim M.
July 20, 2022
Middle name Alexis lovely ride and skilled captain
James H.
July 19, 2022
My friend and I did a 3 day 2 night kayaking/camping trip the beginning of July 2022. First, it was an amazing experience. Beautiful landscape, clear water and we encountered many very friendly and helpful people. But there were a few things that non of my research, that I did for this trip, prepared us for. Our backhaul dropped us close to the dam. So, we did the full 16 miles. My friend knew that he would get burnt cause he doesn't spend as much time in the sun as I do. But the rate that he burned was interesting. I even got slightly burnt on day 3. Sunscreen did not help us much. Day 2, we made it to mile 9 and 8 camp. I initially wanted to stay at 8 mile. But when I discovered that it require you to climb to a very hot and not very shady spot I wanted to go back to 9 mile. I flagged down a boat for assistance. I got lucky that it was a Kayak Horseshoe Bend employee. His name is Shane. I explained what happened and he helped us scoot back to 9 mile camp. When he saw the condition of my friends skin, he highly recommended that he borrow the long sleeve SPF sports shirt that he was currently wearing. After some debate, my friend accepted the shirt. Shane literally gave the shirt of his back to help my friend. (We got the shirt back to him and the end of our trip) And thank god he did. It helped so much. Thank you Shane! My friend used the shirt for the rest of the trip and covered his legs with a wet towel. Then we bought some of our own during our stay at the Cliff Dweller Lodge. Please, if you plan on doing this trip, invest in those fabulous long sleeve shirts preferably with the hood. If you get hot, splash some water on yourself and it really does keep you cool. Also, it was suggested to drink plenty of fluids (water) and have salty snacks. It does help. The heat is the worst between @1pm-@5pm. I don't do well in the heat. For me it felt like, with every breath, the dry heat was sucking the moisture from my body. STAY HYDRATED! It does vary day-to-day. Also, be prepared for FLASH FLOODS that can hit in, I think, late afternoon- evening. We only had to deal with one the first day. Be sure to firmly secure your stuff that could fly away. We flipped our kayaks upside-down and stored things in them and our tent. The wind pushed the side of our tent down almost on top of us while we laid in our tent to wait out the storm. Don't let any of this deter you from experiencing this amazing trip.
Jeremy C.
July 16, 2022
Amber was amazing! She gave us lots of tips, made sure we saw the wild horses. She went out of her way to find a big horn sheep. She was professional, courteous, made sure we were safe, and she was really fun!
Meem D.
July 12, 2022
Amazing place
Deserie C.
July 11, 2022
Great service, easy to understand and get set up on the river! Amber, our captain was awesome and informative! We loved the whole experience and can't wait to come back and do it again!
Charles F.
July 11, 2022
I was pretty nervous about this trip, since it was my first time, but KHB made it very easy. Their constant communication and customer service guided me step-by-step so that I felt completely prepared. Troy was our captain and he was AMAZING. He was super nice and extremely helpful. He put my mind at ease and, honestly, riding up with him was just as enjoyable as paddling back down, which is saying a lot because the ride down was wonderful. Thank you for KHB and Troy for being a part of this experience.
Jacque G.
July 10, 2022
Fantastic experience Highly recommended Great activity with kids and teens
Joan VC
July 10, 2022
It was a great experience. Shane was the best captain. He showed us a beaver and their dam. Shane was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. I would recommend kyack horseshoe bend to everyone.
Kimberly M.
July 10, 2022
We absolutely loved our guide. She was informative and friendly. She was from Florida and deserves a raise. This company is a perfect place to book and the only right choice
Jemma C.
July 9, 2022
Staff was extremely accommodating, rooms were clean, and restaurant was amazing! Will certainly be staying again.
Tyler F.
July 9, 2022
Amazing experience. Would recommend to my family and friends and would do this again. I appreciate these guys taking my phone calls every time I called. My boat driver (LR) was super cool and nice. He took us around horseshoe bend in the boat and then dropped us off to our kayak destination. Kayak was amazing and unforgettable. The water is nice and cold on a hot day. We saw the wild horses grazing in the water as we kayaked. You can kayak anywhere from 1 hour to 8 hours. Super convenient and super comfortable. They provide life jackets. There’s enough kayakers and boaters on the water but not too busy. Bring water. A bit of a drive from Page but worth it. Few restrooms.
Royce K.
July 7, 2022
I’m not a big reviewer but this was a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed. Friendly knowledgeable and helpful staff. Didn’t treat us like a herd of cattle to throw off the boat at destination. Took time to orient us to the area and fun facts. The kayak trip was unforgettable and will highly recommend. Wish I could shout out our boat guide but I’m bad with names. She was awesome!!!
Amanda P..
July 7, 2022
Great guide, professional, helpful, on time and courteous. Good communication with and helpful office staff as well. Wed will be using them again next time we need a backhaul service in this area and highly recommend this company to everyone else as well.
Kim B..
July 6, 2022
My husband, daughter and I recently took the kayak trip from Petroglyph beach. It was a very positive experience. We saw wild horses, which my daughter loved, fish, birds and deep gorgeous canyon. We clocked it at about 12 miles or so on our gps, a little much for us with the headwind we had to tackle at the end, but still - awesome trip. Trip of a lifetime really. This company communicates well and the equipment we rented from them was great.
Kathleen C.
July 6, 2022
Was an amazing 10 mile trip down the river. Kayak horseshoe bend provided us with everything we needed and our back haul river guide Luke made sure we knew all of the sites/stops along the way. I would recommend this to anyone interested in seeing the beauty of the Colorado at lees ferry.
Jessie K.
July 5, 2022
This was the highlight of my trip to Arizona and Utah. Everything was easy, from booking to the end of our day kayaking beautiful Horseshoe Bend. One of the best parts of the day was our backhaul guide - LR Hastings. He made the trip so enjoyable. I would love to do this again sometime sooner than later
Sandi B.
July 2, 2022
We loved our kayaking adventure! Troy was a wonderful guide and was very knowledgeable about the sights along the river. I highly recommend this experience and hope to be back again one day!
Kara B.
June 30, 2022
The canyon is beautiful our guide who dropped us off, Troy G, was super knowledgeable and helpful. I would highly recommend this trip. It took us about 5.5 hours from the Horshoe bend area to make it back. I would 100% do this again.
Cyntia M.
June 30, 2022
Great service, great reminder set up to We had a marvelous time Amber are backhual captain was fabulous she pointed out big horn sheep. And pointed out points of interest. Every one at the Lees Ferry were super helpfull. Definitely will be using KAYAK HORSEBEND AGAIN
Christine B.
June 29, 2022
Great service, great reminder set up to keep you on time! We had a great boat captain who explained safety and history well! We did the drop off at the dam and paddle boarded down to Lees Ferry took us 4.5 hours!!!
Christine B.
June 29, 2022
The back hall was more than just a back hall. LR was super friendly and informative. Stopping along the way to show us springs, animals ,how to maneuver the river, formations in the rock. Michael S. was easy to talk to, very approachable, and made us feel at ease in showing and telling us what to do to be ready for our back hall.
Valerie P.
June 29, 2022
The back hall was more than just a back hall. LR was super friendly and informative. Stopping along the way to show us springs, animals ,how to maneuver the river, formations in the rock. Michael S. was easy to talk to, very approachable, and made us feel at ease in showing and telling us what to do to be ready for our back hall.
Valerie P.
June 28, 2022
Troy was the most amazing driver/guide for our Kayaking Adventure. He knew history and exciting points of interest. We had the most amazing time and knew all the cool things to look for on our journey back thanks to Troy. Highly, highly recommend. There were 5 of us ranging from age 12 - 55 and we all had a fabulous time!
Dr. Rob And Yvonne C.
June 28, 2022
Troy was the most amazing driver/guide for our Kayaking Adventure. He knew history and exciting points of interest. We had the most amazing time and knew all the cool things to look for on our journey back thanks to Troy. Highly, highly recommend. There were 5 of us ranging from age 12 - 55 and we all had a fabulous time!
Dr. Rob And Yvonne C.
June 28, 2022
Perfect day to experience such a Great staff and service! Well worth it!!
Mike K.
June 26, 2022
Perfect day to experience such a beautiful area. We took our time to enjoy the surroundings- floating and paddling from the dam to LF. Started early so had great temps all day. Support staff on river were fabulous- checking in periodically to make sure everything was good. Highly recommend.
Erin Y.
June 23, 2022
Fantastic/ excellent/ absolutely This was well worth the expense. The whole experience was amazing. We kayaked in early May and it was burning by noon so would recommend starting early in the morning if possible
Yessenia A.
June 19, 2022
Fantastic/ excellent/ absolutely beautiful…
Beth B
June 17, 2022
It was amazing!! We left early, 630 am. Our guide was helpful, pointing things out as we went upriver. The water was super calm, the river was not busy. There were tons of birds. We also saw goats. Great experience, highly recommend!
Lilia G.
June 16, 2022
Loved it!! Our back haul gal was very knowledgeable! Would give it a 100 stars and do it again!!
Linda T.
June 15, 2022
Very cool to see.
Destiny L.
June 14, 2022
Great day kayaking! We rode all the way up to the dam as our guide Amber was dropping guests off up there, then headed back and got off at the Petroglyphs to kayak the rest of the way. Beautiful scenery and very peaceful on the river. It is very hot this time of year, so definitely bring a hat/sun protection and tons of water. Highly recommend!
Tricia C.
June 13, 2022
Boat Captain and staff were all great! The river float was grand not to mention the desert Big Horn that were present along the way. It was delightful RICHARD
Richard S.
June 13, 2022
My wife and I went on a 6:45 a.m. kayak Second time with these folks in just over one year. They are great and the trip is also great. We have done the 11 mile trip both times. Can get a bit windy but soldier on and all is fine
Kelly S.
June 13, 2022
My wife and I went on a 6:45 a.m. kayak adventure through Kayak Horseshoe Bend. We left promptly, were given safety information, information about the river and canyon area. The equipment was top notch and easy to navigate. We needed some assistance near the end of the day and were taken care of quite well. Fond memories and referrals to other people about this day. We would recommend Kayak Horseshoe Bend to all looking for an exciting day on the river.
Russell M.
June 13, 2022
We had such a great trip on the river. We had a large group reserve kayaks and backhaul service to spend a weekend on the river. Everything was seamless! Booking was easy and correspondence was amazing. Our captain for our backhaul service was so nice and helpful! She gave us great tips and made sure to point things out along the river. Everyone should do this trip at least once! Highly recommend Kayak Horseshoe Bend!
Shawnee S.
June 13, 2022
We had such a great trip on the river. This was our 4th time getting a back haul but we used other services before. Kayak Horseshoe Bend/Lee’s Ferry Anglers was the absolute best service! Troy was our Captain and it was the first time we had some Interpretation of what we were looking at during the boat ride upriver. Troy was super polite and friendly. He was very knowledgeable about the River and history. He let us know about the important camping spots and restroom spots as well. He slowed the boat so we could look at some Big Horn Sheep and horses on the way up to the dam. All of the back haul services have been great but I feel like Troy and Kayak Horseshoe Bend went a little further and the boat was super comfortable. This trip is the first time my husband caught a rainbow at Lee’s Ferry as well:). Although it was so hot, it was a fantastic day and night on the River. Thanks!
Tracey H.
June 10, 2022
I highly recommend Kayak Horseshoe Bend for your kayak adventure down the CO River. The experience was magnificent, and the booking and communication were clear and concise. Our boat captain, Troy, was fun, knowledgeable, and considerate. I loved the experience and say book your trip with them without hesitation.
Marie B.
June 10, 2022
Amber was our Captain and was great! Couldn't be happier with the whole experience, as always!
Stephanie K.
June 10, 2022
Such an amazing experience! Amber was the best boat captain ad was very clear and informative about landmarks and stops along the route. The kayaks are sturdy and made me feel safe. I'll definitely be back in the future
Kati D,
June 1, 2022
What an epic experience! Boat left on time, Captain LR did an amazing job, very knowledgeable, gave us tips about side hikes and some history about the canyon. I remember we were at the last few miles of the river and one KHB boat stopped and checked on us. Great service overall. Highly recommended, 100% would do it again!
Andrei D A
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.
June 2, 2022
Unbelievable day on the river... Troy was a great guide that was extremely knowledgeable about the area and gave us awesome info on the canyon. The wind started picking up about halfway through our trip, but we tried to fight through it. The guides let us try our best to make it back, checking on us as time went by, and finally we were glad to be picked up by them with about 1.5 miles left. Still an unreal experience and we can't wait to be back to finish it next time!
Michael H.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
March 31, 2022
Backhaul captain, Troy, was great! We loved it!
Micah F.
March 30, 2022
The backhaul is a must!! We rented two tandem and my mom brought her own. The tandem kayaks were fool proof. Nearly impossible to tip and very easy to navigate. The price is worth every penny! Terry was our driver and was super informative and helpful. My son ended up with some kind of allergic reaction for the shore line sand and another captain who was dropping off others gave us some benadryl from her first aid kit. Both captains ensured us if the wind is too much call and they will come rescue us. Just great service and was super easy.
Kristi H.
March 29, 2022
My 5 year old and I absolutely loved this kayak trip! Our boat captain, Troy, was very kind and made us feel comfortable on our trip up river. The water was peaceful and the experience, unforgettable! Can't wait to go back.
Nikki T.
May 17, 2022
My friends and I had the best time, it was definitely a trip we will not forget! The service was awesome and the views were spectacular
Cindy B.
May 18, 2022
LR was our captain and he was very helpful in determining where we should be dropped off. We were a party of four with different skill levels and goals for the day. We were happy for the guidance and LR checking on us a couple of times to see if we were ok. The haul upstream to the petroglyphs was amazing and a trip in itself. The company was excellent in sending us information in advance and reminders for our upcoming adventure. Had such a blast! Thanks LR.
Ruth C.
May 15, 2022
We had a great time floating Horseshoe Bend on 5/13. Easy to book the shuttle online and Troy was very personable and professional. We liked that he showed us sights along the way and you can tell how much he loves his job. Fantastic day all around
May 14, 2022
We had such a great experience with Kayak Horseshoe Bend! Troy provided excellent service and made sure to show us everything there is to see while also ensuring we drop in where we will have enough time to make it back before dark. Will definitely be coming back
Lauren R.
May 9, 2022
The experience was amazing. The boat ride to the drop off point and the whole kayaking trip was breath taking. When the winds picked up at the end of our trip, Terry very graciously picked us up to get us back safely.
Lauren G.
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.
March 29, 2022
A group of us utilized the back haul boat service and rented kayaks to kayak down horseshoe bend and the river that continues. The woman who captained the boat was very knowledgeable, kind, thoughtful, funny, professional, resourceful and patient with my group. She helped us plan our day and make the right decisions for our group. The boat, kayaks, paddles and life vests were in great condition. Parking was easy. Restrooms available. (There was a $30 park entrance fee that was a surprise; this company is not associated with the fee, it seemed like a state fee maybe)
Emily H.
May 30, 2022
I brought a group of 14 to KHB and to stay at their lodge. It was the most amazing experience! Everyone was fantastic and worked with us when weather conditions changed last minute. They were able to give us the best experience while still staying safe! I cannot recommend them enough! From the awesome ladies in the office to every boat driver that assisted us on the river, they were all there to make sure we had a great experience! You feel like family when you are with them and I will come back many times!
Jonique B
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.
March 23, 2022
Awesome staff and very understanding of customer needs!!! Will definitely recommend to others!!! Thanks for an awesome experience!!
Dennis T
March 20,, 2022
I had an absolutely spectacular experience renting kayaks over spring break. They were easy to work with and made everything run smoothly. Our boat captain Troy was awesome; super knowledgable and just overall super interesting to talk to. You could tell he absolutely loved his job and that made for a great boat ride. Me and my friend had a fantastic time and I plan to be back in the future.
Maegan L.
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.
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.
April 27, 2022
Amazing. Terry and team were great.
Jim R.
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.
May 4, 2022
What a fun experience to see Horseshoe Bend from a unique perspective! Our Captain who took us upriver to launch the kayaks shared information about sites we passed, and provided blankets for our comfort. Such natural beauty and the water was so clear! It was my first time kayaking! Highly recommend!!!
Jenna G.
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 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
March 21, 2022
Loved loved loved! Very simple/easy check in and out process. Absolutely gorgeous views!
Bridgett K
May 3, 2022
My husband and I booked a kayak trip for our anniversary. We included an overnight down on the river. When we showed up for our departure time we were instructed by Terry, the owner, that the wind would be too intense to overnight. Before we could be let down, Terry offered us a room at the Cliff Dweller’s Inn. Although it wasn’t the Colorado river, we were beyond grateful to be taken care of and to be protected from the unfortunate winds. We will definitely be back for another trip with this company! Everyone we encountered was top notch! Thank you to everybody we met! Sincerely, Niki and Joey
Niki G.
April 20, 2022
I had a fantastic afternoon kayaking around the horseshoe bend and back to base. Amber and the team gave me all the info required to make me feel at ease kayaking on my own. I would thoroughly recommend this activity. I drove a 5 hour round trip for this highlight of my holiday!!
Helen H.
April 21, 2022
My daughter & I took the shuttle service with Captain Shane. We got dropped off with our kayaks a little past horseshoe bend. Shane provided excellent service. We had an incredible time. This company provides a very convenient way of getting yourself & gear up river for an enjoyable trip back downriver through the canyon.
Ryan H.
April 21, 2022
I cannot begin to explain how happy we were with the Kayak Horseshoe Bend experience. To start with, we had to make an adjustment to our reservation and Vandy was so helpful in contacting the captain. Troy, our captain, was AMAZING. He was so kind, so informative, and made the backhaul service an incredible learning experience and adventure. Kayaking down the river was something my family will remember forever- the river is beautiful, clear, and full of trout! Thank you, Troy and Kayak Horseshoe Bend!
Nancy B.
April 27, 2022
Jeff W.
April 9, 2022
We had an awesome time. Everything was top notch. The captains were informative and helpful. Would definitely do it again and recommend to anyone for a great family experience
Kelly Z.
April 19, 2022
Troy was so great! Lots of knowledge about local vegetation and animals as we made our way up the river. Stunning views the entire way down. Such an incredible experience.
Taylor A.
April 16, 2022
We had a wonderful ride up to the dam and enjoyed the beautiful ride down the river on our kayaks. Thanks for the blankets riding up on the boat and all of the helpful information along the way
Randall P.
April 12, 2022
Wow. Wonderful experience. I can't believe how empty the river is. It felt like we were the only people on the river except occasional boat or far away tourists from horse shoe bend top. I hope it stays that way but everyone should experience it once. And it's very laud back, not so hard as I was worried. Be prepared to spend 4 to 5 hours in the sun. I recommend doing it in April or early May.
Sravan A.
April 8, 2022
10/10 great experience. I would definitely do it again! Thank you
Mireya L.
April 9, 2022
This trip was perfect. Capt Amber was an excellent guide to our drop off point. Then it was just us and the River. Took a great little hike at Mile 8
Wade P.
April 10, 2022
This weekend was my second time doing this trip. Both times I camped for one night at horseshoe bend and the camping was incredible. The views throughout the entire kayaking trip are too amazing to describe or to fully capture in a photograph. I plan on making this an annual trip that I share with family. The boat ride alone is worth the price of the ticket and the staff you encounter are all very knowledgeable and courteous. Don’t waste time considering if you should go, just do it. You won’t regret it.
Lance G.
April 8, 2022
Best trip ever. Easy to book online and had questions and called the office and got great service. This will be an annual trip!
Joe H.
March 31, 2022
Such a pleasant day on the River. Horse Bend was spectacular. Our “back haul” trip to the launching site upstream from Horseshoe Bend was so informative. The guidance and information shared by Troy Gunn, our guide, was a highlight. I would hire him to take me into the canyons and rivers anytime - whether kayaking, fishing or hiking. My wife left a pair of hi-tech pants in the bow of our kayak. The staff found them and hung them to dry so we could pick them up the next day. Everyone is so pleasant and helpful.
John and Joan J.
March 18, 2022
Wonderful experience. Troy was excellent shuttling us upstream & pointing out features along the way.
Casey H
March 17, 2022
Loved it! The trip overall was amazing! Our back haul captain Troy was awesome! 10/10 best trip ever!
Megan T
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