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    Packing List

    What do I bring?

    This is a recommended list of clothing, personal items and gear to bring along on your rafting trip.

    Please contact us if you have any questions. Our staff will help you decide what to bring given your individual circumstances and trip itinerary.

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Packing List

Things to Consider

Each guest is provided with a large dry bag for storing clothing, personal items and other gear on multi-day trips. This bag will not be accessible during the day. Items needed during the day, such as sunscreen, medications, camera and rainwear can be stowed in a small pack for easy access on all trips.

Most hotels will store excess luggage and valuables.

Cash: For stops on the way to and from the river. Guests are welcome to purchase additional beverages (beer, wine and soft drinks) for their trip, and refreshments for the drive. Guides also accept gratuities for a job well done.

Desolation Canyon Trips: Any additional beverages must be pre-ordered due to weight limitations on the charter flight.

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Clothing Recomendations

Cap with visor and leash (or string)

Rain suit or poncho (rain suits are desirable if paddling an inflatable kayak on early season trips)

Windbreaker or shell jacket for cool conditions

Socks: wool or fleece are good choices for cool conditions

Footwear: sneakers or river sandals with ankle support for river use, dry shoes for camp or hiking (thongs or flip-flops are not recommended for river use)

Shirts: one long and one short sleeve shirt for multi-day trips


Sunglasses secured with adjustable retainer

Sweatshirt, sweater, fleece or warm jacket

Jeans or sweatpants

Bandana (to protect your neck or head)




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Personal Items

Sunscreen lotion

Lip balm

Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.)

Towel and washcloth

Facial tissues

Prescription medications please call our office if you need special storage for your medications.

Non-prescription items such as pain reliever, antacid, antihistamine, etc.

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Daypack: for daytime necessities (a small waterproof bag, backpack, or fanny pack, etc.)

Camera and/or binoculars at your own risk : consider a waterproof or disposable camera


Water bottle for hikes


Sleeping bag : bring your own or purchase a brand new one from us

Foam sleeping pad or air mattress : bring your own or rent one from us

Tent: bring your own or rent a 2 person dome tent from us

Fishing equipment (optional). A license is required to fish in Colorado and/or Utah. These can be purchased online at:

Colorado Division of Wildlife

Utah Division of Wildlife

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Supporting Small Business

Remember, when you book a trip with Adventure Bound you are supporting a small business. You are supporting families and a local economy. Your support is also sustaining the untouched regions of America and preserving the beautiful rivers that flow threw them for future generations to enjoy. We truly appreciate your business!