If you raft, kayak, SUP, paddle with friends, build community paddles, or just want to get to know the variety of paddle sports and the crazy-stoked paddlers in Utah, welcome! Outrigger canoe on Salt Lake? ABSOLUTELY! Paddle down the Jordan? DONE & WELCOME! Bomb the Weber with the boys and girls from Glide? DO IT! Want to learn how to stand up paddle? BOOM! You are in the right place. Love Park City in the winter, but haven't been on open water in a kayak yet? Here you are! Heard about the falls at Gunlock, but didn't know it's a great place to paddle year-round? You are welcome. How about Causey? Worth the trip! Powell? Oh, yes. Even the parts in Arizona... ;) You get the idea.
Post a potential meetup and let's build together. Utah is a big state - let's paddle it ALL. Happy Paddling!
This is truly an event for all. ABSOLUTE beginners paddle among Olympians!
Classes include: • Outrigger Canoe 6-man Womens/Mens/Co-ed (OC6) • Outrigger Canoe 2-man (OC2) • Outrigger Canoe 1-man (OC1) • Surfski • Racing Kayak (K1) • SUP Unlimited/14'/12.6 in Mens and Womens • SUP Recreational • SUP Tandem • Recreational Kayak • Pedal Kayak
We had about 15 Utah paddlers there in 2019. Water is all Class 1, which means some current, but quiet surfaces. Current varies between 4mph and indiscernible. Do some training paddles on lakes, if you want to do well. Other than that, follow the fast guys and gals that know the nuances of this stretch.
You can camp or RV camp at the start or near the start. There are rentals available along the Parker Strip, and there are lodging options at and near the finish. Bluewater Hotel and Casino beach is the finish location, right by their outdoor concert amphitheater (lunch location, awards and prizes), and they take reservations 6 months or less from the date of occupancy. Carpools can be arranged ahead of time (suggested) or on the day of the event to get from the finish back to the start to get any stranded vehicles. More info to come! P.S. I'm not paid in any way to promote this event. We just loved it and think you will, too.