Hidden Canyon Kayak and Colorado River Discovery are excited to provide a package trip that gives you the opportunity to experience the beauty of Glen Canyon from two perspectives, both above and below the Dam. This package is perfect for people of all ability levels. It will give you a chance to learn the fundamentals of kayaking from experienced instructors on spectacular Lake Powell as well as relax and enjoy the solitude and beauty of the Colorado River.
Your trip will begin at the Colorado River Discovery Welcome Center at 7:00AM to check in and be given a brief orientation. River trips begin with an exciting ride down the two-mile long Glen Canyon Dam access tunnel. With the dam soaring 700 feet above you, you will board a motorized pontoon raft for your journey downstream, where you will experience one of the most dramatic stretches of river found in the western United States.
While underway, your experienced guide will tell the area’s story of soaring sandstone cliffs, crystal blue-green waters, abundant wildlife, former inhabitation by native cultures, exploration by Major John Wesley Powell, and the Colorado River’s modern role in the Southwest’s water and power delivery system.
Your trip will also include a stop to view ancient petroglyphs left by Ancestral Puebloan peoples. The Colorado River rafting portion of your trip ends back at Glen Canyon Dam, where you will board our vehicle for the short ride back to the Welcome Center in Page.
At the end of your rafting trip you will be greeted with a delicious Bistro lunch and given your itinerary for the second portion of your adventure.
Your kayaking guide will be waiting for you at Hidden Canyon Kayak Headquarters at 12:30pm. After a brief orientation, you will follow your kayak guide to Lone Rock Beach on Lake Powell within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. There is a $15 NPS Entrance Fee into Glen Canyon NRA (National Park Passes are accepted). Please note the current local weather conditions before your trip. Swimwear or water resistant clothes are recommended while kayaking.
Your guide will give you instruction on maneuvering your kayak and let you get comfortable in the calm, wake less zone just off shore. As you make your way towards the slot canyons behind Lone Rock, you will experience the turquoise water and learn about the human and natural history of spectacular Lake Powell. As you enter slot canyons of Entrada sandstone carved by millions of years of erosion, make sure and have your camera ready to take photos. While out paddling, you can enjoy the sunshine and swim in the warm lagoon like waters of Lake Powell with old friends and new.
We will provide you with comfortable and stable sit-on-top tandem kayaks. Your trip will end around 4:30PM after a great day of rafting and kayaking in spectacular Glen Canyon. If you have any questions regarding the kayaking portion of your trip, please call the helpful staff at Hidden Canyon Kayak at (928)660-1836.
*The kayaking portion of your trip may be delayed up to one hour or rescheduled for the following morning if weather conditions do not permit safe kayaking.
May 1 – September 30
7:00AM – Check in at the Colorado River Discovery Welcome Center for your rafting departure.
11:30 AM – Arrive back at the Welcome Center after your rafting trip and enjoy your Bistro Lunch
12:30PM – Meet your kayak guides at Hidden Canyon Kayak Headquarters
Approx 4:30PM – Your day ends on the spectacular shores of Lake Powell
Colorado River Rafting
Meet at the CRD Welcome Center by 7:00AM for a check-in and orientation
Motor coach ride down the 2 mile Glen Canyon Dam access tunnel.
Water and lemonade provided on the rafting trip
Experienced river guides will tell all about this amazing stretch of river
Restroom stop to view Ancestral Puebloan petroglyphs
Motor coach ride back to your vehicle, arriving around 11:30 AM where your Bistro lunch will await your party.
Hidden Canyon Kayak
Begins at 12:30PM at Hidden Canyon Kayak Headquarters at 916 Vista Avenue in Page, AZ
Easy beach launch accessibility
Great instructional guide
Wake less area launch for beginners
Slot canyon in Entrada sandstone
Great for kayakers of any experience level
Paddles, lifejackets, and snacks provided
Bring a hat, sunscreen, and a water bottle