Want to experience the desert night sky away from city lights? Want to wake up with a colorful sunrise and an invigorating swim? Want to enjoy a tasty meal around a camp fire? Want to really experience Lake Powell? If so, go on an overnight tour! You'll explore side canyons and relax in camp - a great combination! Includes all camping equipment, 2 meals, and snacks. Meets at 3pm and ends between 10 to 11am the following day.
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Price: $300 per person, $250 per child (13 and under) (Minimum of 2 Adults) (prices do not include gratuity for tour guides)
The Lone Rock Overnight meets at 3pm and finishes the following day between 10 and 11am. All times are stated as Arizona Time, which is the same as Pacific Time unless you are visiting from early November to mid March.
You will meet your guide at our shop location in Page: 816 Coppermine Rd, Page Arizona then follow your guide in your vehicle to the Lone Rock Beach parking lot, which is about a 20 minute drive West of Page. Directions will also be provided in your confirmation email.
Expected Distance Paddled and Physical Requirements:
- 5 to 7 miles (8 - 11 km) of paddling is typical, but the guide will match the trip pace and itinerary to best match the group's abilities and interests.
- A 30 minute hike is typical, but not required. Moderate climbs are involved and the sandstone can be slick when descending.
- This tour is suitable for those who have a moderate level of physical fitness, including children.
- For safety reasons, it is required that participants have enough upper body strength to re-enter a capsized kayak quickly, which is a bit more difficult than exiting the deep end of a pool without using a ladder. This is especially important in spring, when the water is cold. Participants should also have an average level of flexibility, otherwise getting into and out of a kayak will be difficult.
- While the specific itinerary will be determined by the ability and interests of the group and weather conditions, the most common itinerary is as follows: after meeting at the Lone Rock parking lot, you'll make your way to the beach, pack your belongings into the provided dry bags, load the kayaks, and get a quick orientation. After launching at Lone Rock beach, you will cross Wahweap Bay to visit the beautiful rock formations of Lone Rock Canyon and paddle into a slot canyon. From there you'll paddle to your campsite and setup camp. You should have time to relax or go for a swim before dinner. After dinner you'll enjoy a fire and usually be treated to an amazing night sky. The next morning you'll wake up to a delicious breakfast and get a mug of cowboy coffee if that's what you need! After loading up the boats you'll glide beneath the massive cliffs Lone Rock as you make your way back to Lone Rock beach. The trip ends at the Lone Rock beach parking lot.
- Most people find the camping experience very comfortable, even novices. The desert is an ideal place to camp because there are generally no biting bugs (really!), comfortable night time temperatures, little chance of rain, spacious camps, and amazing skies. Our Thermarest Basecamp sleeping mats and Northface sleeping bags will give you a good night's rest. Our camp toilet is easy to use and hygenic. There is little reason to be scared of snakes or scorpions - they are rarely seen and easy to avoid with some simple precautions.
- Single kayaks will be used for adults unless requested otherwise. Children will be paired with and adult in a double kayak. Strong teenagers may request a single kayak. When the water is cold in spring or when windier conditions are expected, the guide may mandate the use of double kayaks for increased safety.
- From June-October, tours include time for swimming.
- There are bathroom facilities at the parking lot. Dry Bags available for rent upon availability.
- Tour includes guide, all kayak and camping equipment, non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, and 2 meals. Please let us know if you have any dietary requests. Expect plenty of fruit and vegetables. If you wish to enjoy an alcoholic beverage, please choose non-glass containers and beverages that taste ok at room temperature, such as box wine.
- Are you a solo paddler? You may join an existing tour.
- Park entrance fee not included ($25 per vehicle per week) and Lone Rock overnight parking fee ($10 per vehicle) not included.