Quick Lists to Help You Know What to Pack for the Vacation of a Lifetime

Moab, Utah, is a unique area and trying to figure out how to pack for your vacation here can be difficult. The following information will help dispel your worries so you can enjoy your time away from home.

Multi-Day Trips

  • 2 Pair Shorts
  • 1 Swimsuit
  • 1 Pair long pants (nylon or cotton/polyester for quick drying)
  • Shirts, assorted t-shirts, at least one long-sleeved shirt for sun protection
  • 1 wool or fleece jacket for spring or fall trips
  • Socks, some underwear
  • Light jacket or windbreaker
  • Sneakers (hiking boots aren’t necessary)
  • Thong or Teva-like sandals
  • Rain poncho or two-piece rain suit
  • Sun hat with attached chinstrap, visor, or cap
  • Bandana

Personal Trips

  • Plenty of sunscreen—A MUST!
  • Biodegradable soap, such as Ivory
  • Small towel
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Flashlight
  • Insect repellent (small container)
  • Sunglasses with safety strap
  • Lip balm with sunscreen
  • Camera, batteries, and film or storage cards
  • Money (for gratuities and souvenirs)
  • Feminine products (as needed)

Camping Gear

  • Shaving kit (optional)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Under-bag blanket or cloth
  • Foam pad
  • Book
  • Tent

Day Trip on the Water

  • Swimsuit and/or shorts and t-shirt
  • Sneakers or water sandals
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera, batteries, and film or storage cards
  • Money (gratuities, souvenirs)

Day Trip on Land

  • Pants or shorts
  • T-shirt or light long-sleeved shirt
  • Sneakers or hiking boots
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera, batteries, and film or storage cards
  • Money (gratuities, souvenirs)
  • Jacket (optional, but recommended)

Night Tour

  • Pants (recommended)
  • Casual dress
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Camera, batteries, and film or storage cards (if permitted)
  • Money (gratuities, souvenirs)
  • Jacket (recommended)
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Canyonlands By Night & Day is a family-owned tour company on the banks of the Colorado River near Moab, Utah! We’ve been providing guests with experiences of a lifetime in the Canyonlands area since 1963.


Toll-Free Reservations: (800) 394-9978
Local Reservations: (435) 259-BOAT

1861 N Hwy 191
Moab, UT 84532

Located north of the Colorado River bridge at the Old Mission Store