Half Day Colorado River Smooth Water Float in Glen Canyon - Horseshoe Bend
This tour offers a motorized rafting experience on smooth water, on the Colorado River, through a scenic, narrow section of Glen Canyon, starting at the base of the Glen Canyon Dam, and returning to the same point at the end of the trip.
-Tour duration is 4.5 hours starting and ending at the office in Page.
-Tour includes a bus ride through tunnels to the bottom of Glen Canyon, at the downriver base of the Glen Canyon Dam. This is a federally managed secure area with security screening regulations similar to airport security.
This float trip lets you enjoy all the sights and stops of Glen Canyon in a convenient half-day format. It starts with a two-mile tunnel drive (and dinosaur tracks!) before you board your river craft. It continues to Petroglyph Beach and its fascinating artifacts. You’ll look up in awe at the soaring cliffs above Horseshoe Bend as you learn the stories of the ancestral Puebloan people who lived here. Afterward, you’ll enjoy a stunning motor-coach ride back from Lees Ferry to Page, passing Vermilion Cliffs, beautiful orchards, and historic structures along the way.
March 1 – March 31
October 1 – November 30
One daily raft departure at 11 a.m.
April 1 – April 30
Two daily raft departures
at 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
May 1 – September 30
Two daily raft departures
at 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
guest info - what to know/bring?
What do I need to bring?
Make sure you are prepared to spend the day outside. Because weather conditions change throughout the season, check the weather forecast before your arrival. In the spring and fall, we can experience cooler temperatures and windy days, jackets and rain gear may be appropriate. Arizona’s monsoon, or rainy season starts in July and ends in September. We may experience thunderstorms and afternoon rain showers where rain gear would be appreciated. Sun protection is a must, so bring a brimmed hat, light weight long-sleeve shirt for protection against the sun, sunscreen, and lip balm. Always remember to stay hydrated and be sure to bring a refillable water bottle. Don’t forget your camera, you’ll definitely want to take lots of photos! You may bring a lunch or you can purchase lunch items. We will be entering a Homeland Security site in order to get to the launch site, therefore no weapons of any kind (i.e. guns, pepper spray, tasers, knives) are allowed. Lastly, bring a great attitude and be prepared to really enjoy the day.
In compliance with Homeland Security policies, only clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags will be permitted on our 1/2 Day river trips. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags. Your wallets and cameras are welcome.