Best Kayaking in Utah

Looking for the best kayaking in Utah? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Utah. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Beach Camp On Lake Powell's Lone Rock Beach

    Just twelve miles north of Page, Arizona on Highway 89 across the Utah border, Lone Rock Beach is a great open beach where you can drive right up and make camp anywhere you like. There is a $10 fee to get on the beach and it can get a little busy ...

  • Sunset Paddle on Utah Lake

    Vineyard beach offers up a convenient place to get your SUP or kayak in the water. This spot is free to enter and allows for swimmers, so if you get tired or just want to hang out, this is a great spot for you. And unlike it's neighbor, Utah Lake ...

  • Hike the Skull Creek Trail of Causey Reservoir

    To get to the trailhead from Ogden, Utah, take 12th street east up canyon and around Pine View Reservoir. When you get to Huntsville, turn right and continue to head east up the canyon. IN 8 miles you will come to a sign for Causey Road. Turn righ...

    4.8 miles 400 ft gain

  • Kayak at Little Dell Reservoir

    Located just 20 minutes from the heart of Salt Lake City, Little Dell Reservoir is the perfect quick getaway for a recreational paddler or angler.The reservoir is surrounded by mountains in Parleys Canyon, just off of Interstate 80 and along Utah ...

  • Kayaking on the Great Salt Lake

    Launch your kayak or SUP from the marina, which is located only 20 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. You can go as long and far as you want. Some popular short destinations are to Black Rock (2 miles RT(40.725294, -112.227835)) or Pyrite Point...

  • Float the Green River through Labyrinth Canyon

    This trip goes 45 miles between Ruby Ranch and Mineral Bottom on the Green River in Utah north of Canyonlands National Park.  Labyrinth Canyon is known for it's massive beautiful walls and oasis landscape surrounding the river. This entire section...

  • Hike and Swim through Labyrinth Canyon

    This hike is a perfect day activity from boating/houseboating/camping Lake Powell. We were houseboating by Gunsight/Cookie Jar Buttes and boated across the bay to Labyrinth Bay. We jumped out when the canyon became too narrow for the ski boat and ...

    4 miles 500 ft gain

  • Fly Fish the Green River below Flaming Gorge

    Located in the northeast corner of Utah, this section of the Green River begins beneath the Flaming Gorge dam. The "A" section runs from the dam to Little Hole, and there is parking and trail access from both ends. If you plan on launching a boat...

  • Whitewater Kayaking the Weber River

    This is a great beginner river for whitewater kayaking, with rapids from class II-III. It has plenty of features to keep you entertained, such as the Rock Garden, old bridges, and Taggart Falls, with several class II rapids in between. Be aware, t...

  • Kayak or SUP Lost Eden Canyon in Lake Powell

    IMPORTANT: Before entering any canyons in the Lake Powell National Recreation Area, always be sure to check the weather. Flash floods are common in this area and it is very unsafe to be in a canyon during a flash flood.  The easiest way to reach t...

  • Camp At Wahweap Campground

    This modern campground is just steps from the beach and centrally located on the Arizona / Utah border -- perfect for exploring both sides of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. You do need a national parks pass or will incure a $25 fee to...

  • Camp at Pyramid Lake in Murdock Basin of Utah's Uinta Mountains

    Grab a fishing pole, hammock, or book. Pyramid Lake is the perfect setting to kick back and relax in Murdock Basin of Utah's Uinta Mountains! Pyramid Lake is at an elevation of 9,700 feet with a 1,000-foot tall mountain directly to the west of th...