Price: $120 per person, $100 per child (7 and under).
This amazing tour begins in “The Chains” parking lot. Beginning there you hike over a beautiful outlook with views of Lake Powell, the Colorado River Channel, Wahweap Bay and Navajo Mountain. You’ll hike over the famous Navajo Sandstone that Lake Powell is well known for and along the Colorado Channel cliff edge. These views will leave you with the best pictures Lake Powell has to offer.
The first portion of the hikes concludes at a secluded beach at Lake Powell's edge, from there you’ll load into your stabilized kayak and launch off into the large Colorado River channel. We’ll then head under the channel cliffs heading towards the massive Glen Canyon Dam. You’ll have an opportunity to stop underneath the dam near the safety area and get all the pictures you’d like, while your professional guides regals stories of the area, dam, and geography. Afterwards we’ll start our journey back to our beach kayaking again under the channel's massive cliffs and amazing red rock formations. In the summer months we make time to stop at a swimming hole giving everyone the chance to swim and even cliff jump for those who are feeling brave!
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Scheduled Meeting Times:
7:30am Arizona Time
12:30pm Arizona Time
All times are stated as Arizona Time, which is the same as Pacific Time unless you are visiting from early November to mid March.
We’ll meet in the parking area at “The Chains” parking area. Direction will be in your confirmation email.
Expected Distance Paddled and Requirements:
The Dam Tour Hike usually takes about 1 hour round trip (depending on water level of the lake). The terrain is a mixture of rock and sand and portions of the tour have uneven ground. This hike also has varying grades up and down and there is a portion of the hiking tour where the group hike down and up a moderate rock face.
The distance hiked roundtrip is typically 1 mile (1.6km).
There will be ample opportunities to rest and take photos.
Those with severe knee, ankle, or hip problems are not recommended to go on this tour.
The paddling is typically only 1 mile (1.6km), depending on the water level of the lake.
Wavy conditions can happen on the kayaking portion of this tour.
This tour is suitable for those with moderate levels of physical fitness.
It is required that participants have enough upper body strength to re-enter a capsized kayak with assistance from the tour guide, this is especially important in the spring when the water is cold. The route is along steep canyon walls so getting out of the water on shore is usually very difficult.
All experience levels from beginner to advanced will have a great time on this trip.
Double kayaks will be used on all trips with additional stabilizers.
Sit-on-top kayaks are used for this tour.
Paddleboards are not permitted on this tour.
Your feet will get wet, sandy, and possibly muddy on this tour. There is some muck occasionally at the launch area where you get in and out of the kayaks. Wear shoes or sport sandals you can get wet.
From June-October, tours include time for a swim.
There are simple bathroom facilities at the parking lot.
Tour includes all kayak equipment and dry bags to store valuables.
Are you a solo paddler? You may join an existing tour!
All vehicles entering the Glen Canyon are subject to a $30 entrance fee. National Park Annual Passes are accepted. Please visit the National Park Service’s website for more information.
(*prices do not include gratuity for tour guides).