Kayak Horseshoe Bend

Plan Your Trip

We provide backhaul service and kayak and paddle board rentals (you can also bring your own). Learn about our Kayak options and other helpful tips.
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Prepare for the river

What to know

Hundreds of thousands of visitors annually view and photograph Horseshoe Bend while looking down on the Colorado River from the cliffs high above. But few have ever seen it from the Colorado River.

Backhaul just means we’ll take you and your floatation craft upriver a distance that you are comfortable with and drop you off. You can then float down the Colorado River through Glen Canyon at a leisurely pace.

Or Call: (928) 355-2211

Ask about our Kayaking and Lodging packages…book your trip with Kayak Horseshoe Bend and get 10% off your lodging package. Use promo code “Stay&Paddle” at checkout.

Backhaul & Kayak Rental Fees

$80 per person for backhaul service including up to 100 pounds of watercraft, luggage and gear. There is a two person minimum ($160) for the backhaul boat.

$50 surcharge per person for watercraft, luggage and gear exceeding 100 pounds.

Kayak Rentals

Single Inflatable – $35
Single Inflatable XL Kayak – $45
Tandem Inflatable – $55
Standup Paddleboard – $35
Standup Paddleboard XL – $45
(includes paddles & PFDs)

Star Paragon

Single Inflatable Kayak

Single Inflatable $35

Featuring keel inserts in the bow and stern and a removable skeg, the STAR Paragon Inflatable Kayak handles and tracks like a hard shell with the stow-ability we’ve grown to love in inflatables.

  • Non-bailing, high-pressure drop-stitch floor insert gives the boat the rigidity of a hardshell kayak.
  • Bow and stern rigid keel inserts provide outstanding tracking and stability for efficient flatwater touring.
  • Adjustable high-back kayak seat and foot braces add support and can be repositioned to accommodate your body, gear and paddling style.
  • Equipped with the bungee deck rigging for storing gear while keeping it accessible.
  • Stash gear under the bow and stern splash covers for protection in choppy water.
  • Removable fin contributes additional tracking efficiency when needed.
  • Maximum Load Capacity 275 lbs.

Star Paragon XL

Single XL Inflatable Kayak

Single Inflatable XL $45
With 16 more inches of length, the STAR Paragon XL Inflatable Kayak has the hauling capacity for extended flatwater tours with the same tracking and efficiency that rivals a hard-shell boat.
  • Recommended for campers and larger people.
  • Bow and stern rigid keel inserts provide outstanding tracking and stability for efficient flatwater touring.
  • Non-bailing, high-pressure drop-stitch floor insert gives the boat the rigidity of a hardshell kayak.
  • Adjustable high-back kayak seat and foot braces for added support can be repositioned to accommodate your body, gear and paddling style.
  • Stash gear under the bow and stern splash covers for protection in choppy water.
  • Equipped with the bungee deck rigging for storing gear while keeping it accessible.
  • Removable fin contributes additional tracking efficiency when needed.
  • Maximum Load Capacity 350 lbs.

Zeppelin Aero 12’6″ Graphite

Single Inflatable Kayak

Single Inflatable $35
The result of a timely tryst between a highly utilitarian father and a swiss army-like mother, the Zeppelin is the most versatile kayak in the BOTE waters. A self-draining hull and removable floor chamber differentiate the Zeppelin from its stablemates. The Zeppelin Aero 12’6″ Graphite Inflatable Kayak the most versatile kayak in the BOTE waters.
  • This is a great kayak for the more experienced kayaker.
  • The elevated design of the Aero Paddle Seat and self-bailing floor of the Zeppelin keeps you comfortable and dry during your long awaited time on the water.
  • The Zeppelin Aero is a great option for the whole family to spend time on the water together.
  • Constructed with our Aero Technology™ to ensure peak rigidity and performance.
  • Maximum Load Capacity 600 lbs.

Star Paragon

Tandem Inflatable Kayak

Tandem Inflatable $55
Because paddling with a buddy is always more fun, the STAR Paragon Tandem Inflatable Kayak features rigid inserts to create a traditional keel-shaped hull, a removable skeg for efficient tracking, and room for two paddlers.
  • Designed for two paddlers, the Paragon Tandem includes two high-back kayak seats and two sets of foot braces, which can all be adjusted to accommodate the paddlers’ needs.
  • Non-bailing, high-pressure drop-stitch floor insert gives the boat the rigidity of a hardshell kayak.
  • Bow and stern rigid keel inserts provide outstanding tracking and stability for efficient flatwater touring.
  • Equipped with the bungee deck rigging for storing gear while keeping it accessible.
  • Stash gear under the bow and stern splash covers for protection in choppy water.
  • Removable fin contributes additional tracking efficiency when needed.
  • Maximum Load Capacity 400 lbs.

NRS Cruz XL

Standup Paddleboard

Paddleboard $45

Featuring keel inserts in the bow and stern and a removable skeg, the STAR Paragon Inflatable Kayak handles and tracks like a hard shell with the stow-ability we’ve grown to love in inflatables.

  • Highly stable and beginner friendly from the start, we added six inches to the length and gave paddlers four more inches of width to the Cruz XL We guarantee even the most novice of customers won’t be unhappy on this board.
  • Toned down without the bells and whistles of more expensive boards the Cruz SUP has basic outfitting for lower cost and easier maintenance.
  • With 261 liters of air volume, the 5-inch-thick Cruz XL provides optimal performance and stability for paddlers up to 220 pounds.
  • Double sidewall construction for increased durability and streamlined aesthetics. The heavy-duty PVC drop-stitch construction stands up to abrasion and abuse.
  • We added a sturdy webbing handle in the center of the board for easy carrying and two handles, one on the front and back, to aid during an unexpected swim.
  • Five stainless D-rings give you basic options for attaching gear and a leash.
  • Maximum Load Capacity 220 lbs.

Galaxy Soltrain

Inflatable Paddle Board

Paddle Board $35
The Galaxy SOLtrain is the flagship board of the SOL Paddle Board fleet. It is ideal for lake cruising, river running, and fishing.
  • Advanced GalaXy Stringer System
  • Camber Underfoot Technology
  • 4 Front and 4 Rear Gear Tie-Downs
  • SOL Two-in-One Roll and Carry Strap
  • SOL Kayak Seat Compatible Tie-Down Attachment Points
  • Oversized Metal Towable D-Ring
  • Anti-Slip Diamond Foam Deck Pad
  • Raised Rear Surf Kick for Added Performance
  • Maximum Load Capacity 400 lbs.

Carbon Galaxy Solsumo

Inflatable Paddle Board

Paddle Board $35
The all-new Carbon GalaXy SOLsumo sits one notch above our GalaXy SOLsumo due to our newly designed carbon stringer system and sidewalls. The combination of the two means you not only have a paddle board that is structural sound, stiff and transfers weight evenly but one that is three times more durable and rigid due to its carbon sidewalls.
  • Carbon Reinforced Sidewalls
  • Carbon GalaXy Stringer System
  • SOLrocker Technology: Rocker-To-Underfoot-Camber-To-Rocker
  • 14 Gear Tie-Downs
  • SOL Two-in-One Roll and Carry Strap
  • SOL Kayak Seat Compatible Tie-Down Attachment Points
  • Oversized Metal Towable D-Ring
  • Anti-Slip Diamond Foam Deck Pad
  • Raised Rear Surf Kick for Added Performance
  • Maximum Load Capacity 650 lbs.

We Make it easy!

Returning Your Kayak

You will finish your trip at the Lees Ferry boat launch and ramp. Simply carry your Kayak a short distance to a spot that your captain will point out to you and leave the Kayak, paddle and PFD there to be picked up by our staff.
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What people are saying

Before or After Your Trip down River

Either before or following your Kayak Horseshoe Bend adventure, you will get a better perspective of where you are going – or where you’ve been – by viewing it from Page, Arizona.

How to get to Horseshoe Bend

The overhead view of Horseshoe Bend is best seen from Mile Marker 545, Highway 89.

Things To Know

The overlook is 4,200 feet above sea level and the Colorado River is at 3,200 feet above sea level.

Wear good tennis shoes or hiking boots. No flip-flops or open-toe shoes!

It is a 3/4-mile walk from the Horseshoe Bend overlook parking area to the viewing site.

There are no guard rails, so use obvious caution.

Bring water.

There can be wind, so during cooler days consider bringing a sweater or jacket.

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FAQs

Have questions? We most likely have the answers to your questions on our FAQ, as well as other helpful documents.

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