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Kayak & Canoe Rentals Black Canyon
Self-Guided Black Canyon Trips
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Packing Your Gear

Come prepared. You will be travelling from exposed desert to shady canyons, and back out again. 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
  • Shorts/pants and shirt
  • Shoes/sandals for river (will get wet)
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Water Bottle / Nalgene (1gal/person/day)
  • Sunblock and Lip Balm (a must!)
  • Flashlight for Sauna Cave
  • Watch or timekeeping device
  • Drybag (Rentals $5)
  • Camera and plenty of film and batteries
  • Credit card and photo ID
  • AIS Sticker (if bringing own paddlecraft)
  • Cash for souvenirs and tips
Overnight Additions
  • Top & bottom base layer (not cotton)
  • Fleece top (for warmth)
  • Socks (wool or synthetic)
  • Jacket to block winter wind
  • Ski type beanie/hat for cool evenings
  • Small Backpack or Daypack for hiking
  • Personal hygiene kit
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small washcloth or towel
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Personal medications
  • Headlamp and batteries
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag/pad/pillow
  • Kitchen utensils & mess kit
  • Stove, lighter, & fuel
  • Food and water
  • Garbage bags
  • Firewood (check restrictions)
  • Wag Bags or Portable Toilet System (required)

What's Included
  • Round Trip Shuttle Service
  • Kayak or Canoe Rental
  • Paddle & PFD
  • Topo Map
  • Waterproof Maps available for $17 (32 pgs)


NOTES:This supply list covers the Self-Guided Canoe and Kayak Rentals. 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. Summer thunderstorms are common, and you will want protection from the rain. If you have any questions, please call us and we will help you find the right gear.

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