Moab Rafting & Canoe Company

Rafting and Canoe Excursions

Packing Checklist for Multi-Day Guided River Trips

Recommended that you bring…

  • Individual Water Bottles – everyone needs to have their own water bottle at hand.  We will have drinking water for the trip and you can refill, as needed.
  • A bandana or scarf
  • Sunglasses with a safety strap
  • Sunscreen & lip balm with sunscreen (Both will be appreciated by the end of your journey.)
  • Hat or visor (for sun protection, and with a tie down – helpful when running the rapids or on windy days)
  • River shoes (with ankle straps or support)
  • A note on footwear: All river shoes will get wet and maybe muddy, so an old pair of sport shoes will work well!
  • Neoprene socks/booties or rain boots
  • Hiking shoes – you may want to have a pair for day hikes or for around camp.  Flipflops can be worn around camp, but not while out on the water!

Day Dry Bag or Box if you want…

  • Camera & Spare Battery (Ziploc bag or other additional protection)
  • Binoculars if you like, but beware.  It is a sandy environment.
  • Journal or book (Don’t forget to bring a pen to write with!)
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses or contact lenses

Day Bag (things you will keep close at hand during the day)

  • Rain Gear – Even though this is the desert, it can rain at any time.  * A note about rain gear: a quality 2-piece rain suit is highly recommended throughout the season; pants and a jacket with a hood.  Ponchos are not recommended.  Select a good quality rain suit to ensure durability on the river.  It will be your outermost layer and protection from waves, spray, rain, and wind.
  • Sweatshirt, sweater, and/or warm jacket (fleece, pile, polyester, wool, or Primaloft) for cool mornings and evenings.  Down is light and warm, until it gets wet!  Avoid cotton.
  • Socks – wool is better than cotton, even in the summer.
  • Long sleeve shirt and long pants for sun protection (Cotton is only good for summer trips or around camp.)
  • Hat & Mittens:  For spring and fall nights – a lightweight ski or “watch cap” can be worn while sleeping for extra warmth!

Camp Dry Bag (things needed at camp)

  • Tent, sleeping bags, sheet, pillows, sleeping pads (Tents and sleeping pads do not need to go into a dry bag.)
  • Flashlight with extra batteries and/or headlamp
  • T-shirts & shorts/Change of clothes while on trip made with quick-dry fabric works best!
  • Insect repellent, especially for July trips

Recommended Personal Items/Toiletries

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Hair tie, brush/comb
  • Medication, if needed
  • Small, quick dry towel or washcloth, hand towel, and beach towel
  • Biodegradable soap (i.e. Ivory or Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile)
  • Handi wipes
  • And/or disposable moist towelettes, i.e. “baby wipes.”  They work well to clean you off at the end of the day; however, they make for more waste and must not be put in the river toilet.
  • Body lotion

Please, pack out everything you pack in.  Leave no trace of your stay!

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