The 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 Outbound community.

Top kayaking spots in and near Utah

  • Kane County, Utah

    Beach Camp On Lake Powell's Lone Rock Beach

    4.6
    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 during the summer, but it seems like you can alway...
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  • Vineyard, Utah

    Sunset Paddle on Utah Lake

    5.0
    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 is completely fresh water. When you head out on yo...
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  • Huntsville, Utah

    Hike the Skull Creek Trail of Causey Reservoir

    4.8 mi / 400 ft gain
    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 right here and follow the road to the dam. Turn right ...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Kayak at Little Dell Reservoir

    3.8
    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 State Route 65. The parking and ranger station are...
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  • Tooele, Utah

    Kayaking on the Great Salt Lake

    5.0
    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 (5 miles RT (40.758405, -112.191853). Neither are...
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  • Green River, Utah

    Float the Green River through Labyrinth Canyon

    5.0
    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 of water is flat water and can be done with no te...
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  • Kane County, Utah

    Hike and Swim through Labyrinth Canyon

    3.0
    4 mi / 500 ft gain
    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 swam the slot canyon.  Wear your life jacket. I ha...
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  • Daggett County, Utah

    Fly Fish the Green River below Flaming Gorge

    4.0
    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, it's easy to setup a shuttle in Dutch John. For...
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  • Lake Powell, Utah

    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 this canyon is via Bullfrog Marina or Halls Crossin...
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  • Croydon, Utah

    Whitewater Kayaking the Weber River

    4.0
    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, there is a low bridge at one point in the river tha...
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  • Kane County, Utah

    Camp At Wahweap Campground

    4.0
    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 enter the park (good for one week).  The campgrou...
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  • Hanna, Utah

    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 the lake. Due to this steep face butting up to the e...
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  • Lake Powell, Utah

    Explore Lake Powell's Clear Creek Canyon by Powerboat

    To access this adventure, you'll want to park at Bullfrog Marina. From there, you can rent a boat at the Bullfrog Marina Rentals, and head out straight from there, going south on the lake. Clear Creek Canyon lies about 2.5 miles past the entrance to the Escalante River Arm, which is located betwe...
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  • Lake Powell, Utah

    Explore Crystal Springs Canyon

    Crystal Springs Canyon is a Canyon accessible by boat from Lake Powell.  This canyon Canyon is southwest of Forgotten Canyon and Lone Pine Canyon and is Northwest of North Gulch. 
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  • Lake Powell, Utah

    Boat-In Camp at The Rincon in Lake Powell

    To get to The Rincon, you will first want to park your car and rent a boat (or bring your own power boat) at Bullfrog Marina. The marina does rentals for everything from houseboats to power boats to jet skis and kayaks/SUP boards. For this adventure, I recommend either a houseboat or a power boat...
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  • Lake Powell, Utah

    Kayak Halls Creek Bay

    Halls Creek Bay is a scenic and easily accessible side canyon on Lake Powell. Halls Creek Bay is a simple 35 minute boat ride from Bullfrog Marina. In the spring and fall, this area offers wonderful hiking and adventuringHalls Creek Bay is near Buoy 93 in Lake Powell. Please note that accessibili...
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