Kayaking in Utah

Kayaking Trips in Utah

Sometimes referred to as Abbey Country, Utah's wide open spaces, red rock canyons, and nuanced vistas make for a wonderful destination and a unique environment worth experiencing! Check out all kayaking trips in Utah 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 Utah for you! If you've paddled Utah before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

Planning the trip of a lifetime? Check out these safe paddling tips and always wear your life jacket

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Guide to Kayaking in Utah

Water has contributed much to the otherworldly landscapes of Utah, eroding and carving slots, towers, and canyons throughout the state. Paddling through these formations is a glimpse into the past and the power of water to alter and create these gorgeous destinations. Here are a few popular paddling destinations in Utah:

  • Green River
  • Colorado River
  • Dirty Devil River

Kayaking Locations In Utah

If you want to plot your own route, check out all paddling locations in Utah! 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 Utah

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

Connect with Paddlers in Utah

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

Kayak Outfitters in Utah

Looking to rent a kayak or go on a guided trip? Check out these outfitters in Utah: