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Paddle & Hike to Ancient Petroglyphs

Hurricane, United States

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Experience hosted by Bill

3 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You will come to Quail Creek State Park, pay the day-use parking ($15 for UT residents, $20 for non-residents, up to 8 people per vehicle), check in at our rental office, learn (or review) paddling and safety basics on shore, transition to the water, and continue a bit of technical coaching while cruising across our lake. You will be paddling in the middle of the unique geology of the Virgin Anticline formation. We will take you to see ancient native rock art, limestone shale, and perhaps even experience shallow quicksand before returning to our beach for snacks and hydration.
Other things to note
We have trained over 10,000 beginners on stand up paddleboarding and recreational kayaking. Wear activity-appropriate clothing. Polyester or other synthetics are preferred vs. cotton. Sun protection and a change of clothing would be wise.
You will come to Quail Creek State Park, pay the day-use parking ($15 for UT residents, $20 for non-residents, up to 8 people per vehicle), check in at our rental office, learn (or review) paddling and safety basics on shore, transition to the water, and continue a bit of technical coaching while cruising across our lake. You will be paddling in the middle of the unique geology of the Virgin Anticline formation. We will take you to see ancient na…

Bill's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Healthy snack options include protein and energy bars. We also have blends...
  • Equipment
    We have a variety of hard stand up paddleboards, top-of-the-line inflatable...
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Tue, Jan 26
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$95 per person
$95 per person
Wed, Jan 27
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$95 per person
$95 per person
Thu, Jan 28
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$95 per person
$95 per person

Meet your host, Bill

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 16 Reviews
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My wife and I are cofounders of Dig Paddlesports. We operate inside one of Utah’s gorgeous state parks and conduct tours there and at other locations. We have been paddling and in business for over 10 years. Collectively we have several thousand hours of paddling experience on our local lakes, including lifeguarding over 50 open-water triathlons, 12 of those being IronMan events.
We are WPA-certified and PaddleFit Pro-certified paddle coaches, members of SUPIA (Stand Up Paddle Industry Association), and attend the industry’s top trade events each year to meet with manufacturers, designers, and athletes in order to stay abreast of best practices, which we then distill and share with you, our welcome guests.
My wife and I are cofounders of Dig Paddlesports. We operate inside one of Utah’s gorgeous state parks and conduct tours there and at other locations. We have been paddling and in business for over 10 years. Collectively we have several thousand hours of paddling experience on our local lakes, including lifeguarding over 50 open-water triathlons, 12 of those being IronMan events.
We are WPA-certified and PaddleFit Pro-certified paddle coaches, members of SUPIA (Stand Up Paddle Industry As…
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Where you'll be

We disembark from our dedicated beach inside Quail Creek State Park, which is easily accessible (just north of State Route 9), but often overlooked by visitors looking for national parks versus a state park experience. We will paddle along limestone cliffs and gypsum shorelines, sandstone cliffs, and beach our equipment to hike across and over a dam to see unique petroglyphs along the Virgin River.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Lori
December 2020
We had an incredible time with Bill on the tour and hike to see the petroglyphs. Bill was so friendly and was able to show us some great sites. We even saw bald eagles and herons on the shore of the reservoir. I would absolutely recommend this experience!
We had an incredible time with Bill on the tour and hike to see the petroglyphs. Bill was so friendly and was able to show us some great sites. We even saw bald eagles and herons o…
Heather
October 2020
Bill clearly is meant to do this for a living. He is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and was great with kids! He even helped us customize an entire day of activities. My kids list this as among their favorite days on our entire trip! Ask for the quicksand experience!! Note this part of Utah is very pro-Trump. If you wouldn’t be comfortable listening to the opinions of a devout supporter or wouldn’t want your kids to hear about conspiracy theories this may not be comfortable for you. We were fine but just worth noting since Bill is very vocal!
Bill clearly is meant to do this for a living. He is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and was great with kids! He even helped us customize an entire day of activities. My kids l…
Lindsay
October 2020
We went out with Pat. He shared some excellent facts about the local wild life and terrain. Had tips for some great local hikes. Kept us as a perfect place to finish on time without feeling rushed. Had a great time hunting for petroglyphs together. Would definitely come back and recommend to family and friends.
We went out with Pat. He shared some excellent facts about the local wild life and terrain. Had tips for some great local hikes. Kept us as a perfect place to finish on time withou…
Steve
October 2020
Very fun and relaxing trip. Petroglyphs are amazing. To see them you do need to climb up a fairly steep rock face that might not be for everyone.
Brianna
October 2020
My sisters and I really enjoyed this experience. It was so fun to experience kayaking, quicksand, wildlife, and petroglyphs. We always felt safe and Bill really made it a great day! We learned a lot and had so much fun. We will definitely be back to rent equipment.
My sisters and I really enjoyed this experience. It was so fun to experience kayaking, quicksand, wildlife, and petroglyphs. We always felt safe and Bill really made it a great day…
Rick
October 2020
Great location, very knowledgeableand really took his time to make sure that we felt safe and also had fun. great experience hiking and paddle boarding would definitely do it again and recommend it to anybody else in the area.

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    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Activity advisory

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Some type of performance layers. No cotton, please.

Sunblock