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Kayaking & Canoeing Black Canyon
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Packing Your Gear

Come prepared. You will be travelling through desert terrain with towering canyon walls. Temperatures can vary greatly, so it is best to be prepared for all types of weather conditions. We have put together a recommended gear list for you, to help make your journey comfortable and enjoyable.

What to Bring
  • 2 sets of shorts/pants and shirt
  • Dress in layers
  • River sandals or water shoes
  • Swimsuit (wear under clothes)
  • Towel (optional)
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Water Bottle / Nalgene
  • Personal hygiene kit
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small washcloth or towel
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Personal Medications
  • Sunblock and Lip Balm (a must!)
  • Headlamp (highly recommended)
  • Camera and plenty of film
  • Extra batteries
  • Credit card and PHOTO ID
  • Cash for souvenirs and tips (Gratuities for your guides are generally 5%-10% of trip cost)

Cooler Months (Nov-March)
  • 1 set base layer (polypro, capilene, etc.)
  • 1 fleece top (for warmth)
  • Socks (wool or synthetic recommended)
  • Windproof/rainproof jacket
  • Ski type beanie/hat
  • Gloves

Price Includes
  • High performance kayak w/ rudder
  • Paddle and life vest
  • All safety equipment
  • Professional Guide
  • Basic paddling instruction
  • A dry bag for your essentials
  • Flashlights for Sauna Cave
  • All meals and snacks
  • Water and beverages
  • Kitchen and cooking equipment
  • Tents
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad & pillow
  • All permits and fees
  • In-park transfers
  • Hotel transportation from Las Vegas Strip
  • Gratuity not included


NOTES:This supply list covers the Bighorn Classic 3-Day journey. Based on our years of experience, we suggest items to consider for your trip - but you should bring what will best suit your needs. The canyons can be shady and cool in the mornings, and extremely hot in the middday sun. You will want protection from the sun. If you have any questions, please call us and we will help you find the right gear.

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