Kayaking in Arizona

Kayaking Trips in Arizona

Home to the Grand Canyon, some might argue this is the single greatest kayaking destination in North America! If it's not on your bucket list, you might want to consider adding it. If it already is, then you probably have already applied in the weighted lottery for a permit -- all the best and may your name be pulled soon! Check out all kayaking trips in Arizona for every level of kayaker. Whether you're looking for a guided trip, kayak rentals, self-guided, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a kayak trip in Arizona for you! If you've paddled Arizona before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

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Guide to Kayaking in Arizona

If extended whitewater trips aren't your thing (i.e. The Grand Canyon), you have nothing to worry about! Arizona has shorter and more relaxing paddle destinations as well. No matter what type of water you are on, the landscape of Arizona, from its dry desert to pine forests provide for beautiful and refreshing scenery! Here are a few popular paddling destinations in Arizona:

  • Grand Canyon
  • Lake Mead
  • Salt River

Kayaking Locations In Arizona

If you want to plot your own route, check out all paddling locations in Arizona! Search thousands of put-in and take-out locations on our Paddling Locations Map and be sure to download the Go Paddling app where you can save favorites or create and share a float plan!

Plan a Kayaking Trip in Arizona

Over the years, many of our paddlers have paddled throughout Arizona and were so generous to share their paddling experiences with us in a community trip report. Read a few examples of Arizona community trip reports below:

Connect with Paddlers in Arizona

Are you looking to connect with other kayakers about going kayaking in Arizona? Check out the Paddling.com Message Boards for resources to help you get started.