If you can’t make it for one of our Grand Canyon trips, be sure to check out our friends at Hidden Canyon Kayak at Lake Powell in Page, AZ! Hidden Canyon Kayak does everything from half-day and one-day trips all the way up to multi-day overnight excursions. You also can rent kayaks from them but, unless you grew up on the shores of the lake and know it like they do, we recommend taking one of their guided tours!
Hidden Canyon Kayak provides all of the gear you need so just come ready for some adventure. They’ll take you to places like Lone Rock, Antelope Canyon, or maybe Padre Bay. If you’re on one of their longer trips, you’ll likely get to ride on their sweetly outfitted motor support boat — the perfect way to get to some of the more “hidden” slot canyons on the lake, which you’ll then be able to explore up close from your kayak.
My wife and I recently did a Full Day Slot Canyon trip and it was absolutely amazing. We met our guide Craig in the early morning at Antelope Point Marina and set out in the support boat that had the kayaks on top. After a beautiful drive across the lake, we ended up at the mouth of Labyrinth Canyon, got the kayaks down and started paddling. After about an hour we stopped for a side hike to an incredible vista, passing dinosaur tracks on the way. I was really struck with the stark contrast of brown Navajo Sandstone with the crisp blue waters of Lake Powell.
After our side hike we continued up Labyrinth Canyon, where it becomes so tight that you can’t paddle anymore and have to use your hands to propel yourself in the tight slot canyon. It really was remarkable back there, the reflections on the water, how the light plays in the slot canyon …
After that surreal section, we paddled to a nice area for cliff jumping and sunbathing, of course.
We then headed back to the support boat and had lunch on the banks of Lake Powell, then drove back to Antelope Point. If you want to get to know another beautiful place in this region, I’d highly recommend Hidden Canyon Kayak. Tell ’em GCW sent you!!