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Sample Packing List

Springdale, Utah
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Sample Packing List for Enjoying Zion National Park and Surrounding Areas

We invite you to make Canyon Vista your home base for an amazing multi-day experience! ...and to stay with us often!

Clothing and basic gear (adjust basic list with warmer or cooler clothing depending on the season)
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  • Hiking pants / shorts

  • Shirts and warm layer/s (versatile wicking layers are great for changing temperatures)

  • Water proof/resistant wind shell/jacket with hood (If you experience some wind or rain, you will definitely want to be equipped to still enjoy the spectacular scenery / waterfalls!)

  • Underwear and socks

  • Footwear: hiking boots / sturdy trail shoes and/or sports sandals. (If hiking the Narrows or Subway, consider sturdy water shoes that grip, hike, support, drain and dry well. These are also great for tubing. Sturdy sport sandals can be adequate for short walks, tubing and going to the hot tub. If hiking in winter, sturdy waterproof hiking boots are a big plus.)

  • Hiking poles or walking stick

  • Gloves in winter (also consider short-fingered gloves in warm season for hiking more challenging routes such as Angel's Landing with chains)

  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (warm hat or ear band in winter)

  • Day pack or fanny pack

  • Water bottles or hydration pack

  • Swim suit for hot tub (all seasons!)

  • Change of clothes for dinner, movie, strolling town, church

  • Camera!! (A water-proof camera is a real plus for tubing, rafting, kayaking, hiking the Narrows or Subway and other water sports)

  • Toiletries

  • First aid kit

If you want to fully enjoy the Kitchenette in your suite (and accommodate day trips while saving time and money):

  • Sandwich foods

  • Snacks / fruit

  • Drinks

(Canyon Vista provides complimentary fresh ground coffee, herbal teas and hot chocolate in your Suite. You can pick up other groceries / supplies conveniently on your way to Zion in Hurricane or LaVerkin (about 15 miles west). Springdale also has an orchard (seasonal) and small grocery store (year-round).

Additional equipment and gear considerations for a wide variety of activities in Zions and nearby areas (Most gear / equipment and guides are also available for rent / hire in Springdale or nearby)

  • Raft / tubes (for floating down the Virgin River—a big hit in the summer)

  • Wetsuit / drysuit gear (for Narrows or Subway adventures during Spring / Fall)

  • Headlamp (if you want to start adventures pre-sunrise or go later than expected)

  • Rock-climbing, canyoneering and/or rappelling equipment

  • Horseback riding gear

  • Micro-spikes (for snowy / icy hiking conditions)

  • Bicycles and gear (for mountain and/or road bike rides)

  • ATV equipment / gear

  • Kayaks and gear (for "running the Narrows")

  • Golf equipment (for nearby courses)

  • Snowmobiling gear (for winter touring and play in nearby areas)

  • Snow skiing equipment (for winter skiing at nearby Brian Head)

  • Boating and watersports equipment for nearby lakes