three people about to enter the water on kayaks

Kayaking Safety Tips

Kayaking is a ton of fun and more accessible than most people realize. With reasonably priced rentals, virtually anyone can do it. But before you hit the wild waters, you need to know a few safety basics. Kayaking safety is straightforward and in many ways resembles generally hiking and camping safety. Know where you’re going, make sure someone else knows your plan and take the appropriate supplies to be safe in nature. That said, there are a few tips specific to the sport that can help you avoid trouble.

Canyon Voyages rafts sitting on shore of river

Moab River Camping

If you’re planning a visit to the Moab area, you should seriously consider camping alongside the breathtaking Colorado River. The Colorado River has forged its way through the Moab area forming stunning canyons, and cliffs gleaming with red rock. Camping on the banks of the Colorado River surrounded by towering cliffs is another remarkable experience that Moab, Utah has to offer.


River Put-in and Take-Out Etiquette

Whether you’re rowing a raft or paddling a canoe, kayak or paddle board, it pays to be courteous at river put-ins and take-outs. Having a basic understanding of ramp etiquette keeps everybody smiling. IN GENERAL Many river put-ins and take-outs are busy during weekends and holidays. Mornings from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. and afternoons from…


5 Family-Friendly Moab Adventure Ideas

Moab is best known for its red rock canyons, towering spires and famous arches. But for those in the know, Moab is also one of the most family-friendly adventure destinations in the western US. If you’re travelling throughout Southern Utah with children, Arches National Park and the surrounding Moab area is a great place for…


Swiftwater Rescue Training

Canyon Voyages Adventure Company is hosting the Swiftwater Safety Institute for a Swiftwater Rescue Training class. Space is limited to 12 students. Lead instructor is Eric Riley of Swiftwater Safety Institute and assisted by Scott Solle from Canyon Voyages. This class is open to rescue professionals, river guides, and private boaters. Class fills up fast…