SAND & SNOW MULTISPORT
A surf and turf of sorts, with paddleboarding and hiking in some of Southern Utah's beautiful spaces.
About the Experience
Our newest kayaking destination is quickly becoming a guest favorite. With its blue-green waters and orange sandstone, Sand Hollow is an amazing backdrop for kayaking, hiking, and photography. The lake is surrounded by salmon pink sand dunes, and red rocks.
Paddle your kayak around the small coves, or perhaps learn to SUP on this beginner friendly lake. Enjoy a healthy lunch while digging your bare toes into the coral colored sand.
Once you have thoroughly explored Sand Hollow, take a short, scenic drive to Snow Canyon.
Tucked quietly away in sandstone cliffs and giant black lava flows, the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve awaits. Originally established to protect the endangered desert tortoise and its habitat, the area offers fabulous hiking opportunities.
Scramble over fiery red sandstone and wind your way deep into the Hidden Pinyon trail. Sage and juniper scent the air, as you trek over ancient basalt flows. You might see coyotes, quail, roadrunners, or a canyon tree frog.
Anasazi Indians inhabited the region from A.D. 200 to 1250, followed by Pauite Indians. Mormon pioneers later stumbled upon it while searching for lost cattle.
This is the most value-packed and scenic "daycation" you could experience while in Vegas.
ACTIVITIES & HIGHLIGHTS
- Stand Up Paddling
- Wildlife Viewing
Easy - Moderate
SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
Suitable for beginners, families, and those seeking an adventurous multi-sport activity. Outdoor camping experience is helpful but not required. Recommended minimum age: 12+ years.
Packing Your Gear
Come prepared. You could be travelling from the desert floor to mountain tops, and back down 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. Feel free to bring what suits your needs.
- Two sets of clothing
- Dress in layers
- River sandals or water shoes (no flip flops)
- Swimsuit (wear under clothes)
- Towel (optional)
- Hat and sunglasses
- Water Bottle / Nalgene
- Personal hygiene kit
- Personal Medications
- Sunblock and Lip Balm (a must!)
- Headlamp (highly recommended)
- PHOTO ID
- Cash for souvenirs and tips*
In cooler months (Nov-March) add:
- Base layer (polypro, capilene, etc.)
- Fleece top (for warmth)
- Wool socks
- Windproof/rainproof jacket
- Ski type beanie/hat
* Gratuities for guides range from
10%-20% of trip cost
- Professional Guide
- Internal frame backpack w/hydration pocket
- Trekking poles
- Stand Up Paddleboard
- Paddle and PFD
- All safety equipment
- Drybag for your essentials
- Basic paddling instruction
- Bottled water w/drink mixes
- Backpacker stove, kitchen and cooking equipment
- Mess Kit
- All meals, snacks while on trip
- Sleeping bag, pad, & pillow
- All permits, fees and in-park transfers
- Hotel transportation from Las Vegas Strip
*Gratuity not included