Utah River Rafting Packing List

A complete packing list for your next Utah river trip. Use for a checklist as you're packing your bags for adventure.

Most outfitters will provide waterproof bags (dry bags) for you to pack these items in.



Hats: one wool cap, one for sun shade

Long pants-for hiking & sun protection

Shoes: camp,hiking boots, river sandals or tennis

Socks: hiking, wool or synthetic to wear with river shoes

Gloves-wool or fleece

Jacket, sweater or sweatshirt

Rain gear-top & bottom


Shorts-synthetic fabric is best

Synthetic long underwear-top & bottom

Shirts: long sleeves, tee


Camera (waterproof model best)

Flashlight w/extra batteries & bulbs

Insect repellent

Paddling gloves if kayaking, canoeing or paddle rafting

Sunglasses with retainer leach

Sunscreen-SPF 15 or higher

Personal Items

Hand lotion/moisturizer

Medicines or prescriptions

Shampoo (biodegradable)

Towel (small)

Lip balm

Personal hygiene kit

Soap (biodegradable)

Suggested Optional Items


Day pack or belt pack (for side canyon hikes)

Journal notebook

River guidebook

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