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Our Fearless Leaders

A commercially licensed user with the National Park Service, Hidden Canyon Kayak is a small adventure travel company that has run successful kayaking trips on Lake Powell for more than 15 years. We keep group sizes manageable and enjoy low client-to-guide numbers, guaranteeing you levels of personal attention and trip flexibility that are unusual in the industry.

But where our edge really shows is on the water: our paddling equipment, camping gear, and menu are superlative, and our guiding team has paddled more miles on the lake (and elsewhere) than any other operator.

 

Anthony Knight

Anthony Knight

Anthony was born and raised in Idaho, and adventure has always been at the forefront of his life. He loves to travel, so he decided to make the jump to a new adventure kayaking in Arizona. Anthony is very excited about his transition to Lake Powell, and is looking forward to meeting new people from all over the world and sharing his knowledge of the lake and the surrounding areas.

Ashley Wilson

Ashley Wilson

Ashley moved to Southern Utah to take a new step in life and pursue an infinite amount of new adventures. She has an extensive background in leadership and is well versed in customer relations. Her genuine kindness resonates with everyone, and she is very happy to aid in providing information about Lake Powell and what the area has to offer. Ashley is loving her job at Hidden Canyon Kayak.

Nick Messing

Nick Messing

Nick is an avid outdoorsman and jack of all trades with a love affair for adventure which started while in college. Born and raised in Tucson, living in Arizona has lead him to explore many of the off trail and uncommon places all over the southwest. A small business owner, former EMT, Sheriff’s Deputy, and NFL Stuntman; Guiding kayak trips is right up his alley.

Gary Ladd

Gary Ladd

He first ran the Colorado River through Grand Canyon in 1970. In 1975, he began his land and water explorations of the Lake Powell area. Gary has logged thousands of miles on over 100 backpacking trips in the region. However, he is best known for his photography. Gary is published in at least 80 issues of Arizona Highways. With 12 book titles to his credit on topics ranging from Lake Powell and Rainbow Bridge to the geology of the Colorado Plateau, Gary’s images illustrate his authoring prowess. He continues to lead Arizona Highways and Road Scholar photography workshops. He lives in Page, Arizona and appreciates the opportunity to discuss geology and “big picture” astronomy with visitors to the area.