Last year, we rented a canoe from Arizona Outdoor Fun and had it strapped atop the car. When we went to rent one again, after we had filled out all the paperwork and paid, we were informed they no longer allow that and that we would need a trailer. To rent one would cost $65 a day plus a $500 deposit. That was a deal-breaker. Instead, we rented an inflatable canoe from another company, Hiking Shack. Total cost was about $180 for two canoes for two nights, plus two watertight bags for our gear. Wish us luck!
Update: The canoe worked out perfectly. We’ve since also rented hiking backpacks and other items from Hiking Shack. Graham and I highly recommend them.