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Paddle & Hike to Ancient Petroglyphs

Hurricane, United States

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, practising 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...
From $175
/ person
Fri, 23 Apr
$175 per person
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$175 per person
Fri, 23 Apr
$175 per person
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$175 per person
Sun, 25 Apr
$175 per person
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$175 per person

Meet your host, Bill

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 29 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 4.86 out of 5 from 29 reviews.

Sarah
April 2021
This was an amazing tour! We really had the best time and learned so much much we would never have known if we had just wandered on our own.
Jose
April 2021
Bill and his family were amazing. Bill went above and beyond. He was very patient with my wife and I. He taught us how to kayak for the first time! We had an amazing time and we will come back again.
Coralee
April 2021
Bill and Tamra were the perfect hosts for our excursion. They were extremely knowledgeable about the history and terrain of the area and went over the top to make our experience memorable and fun! Tamra was very patient and encouraging to those in our group who were learning to paddle board for the first time. Bill and Tamra both did everything possible to make us comfortable. The tour was great, the snacks, perfect, and the information shared was unforgettable. Bill doesn't disappoint and takes his time in making your experience personal and unforgettable.
Bill and Tamra were the perfect hosts for our excursion. They were extremely knowledgeable about the history and terrain of the area and went over the top to make our experience me…
Tracy
March 2021
I really enjoyed this experience. It was a beautiful area with an amazing amount of history. The amount of petroglyphs that we saw was no where near what I expected.
Stephanie
March 2021
With a passion for art and an understanding of the environment along with an appreciation of history, Bill enhanced our desert experience provided by DIG. The adventure was tailored to our abilities. With quality snacks and hydration, we enjoyed the lake paddling and the hike. Discovering and attempting to interpret the hieroglyphs felt like a Discovery Channel experience. Bill uncovered the past during the active afternoon; he also provided accurate travel tips and detailed information to allow our brief Mojave and Sonoran encounter to be a memorable experience.
With a passion for art and an understanding of the environment along with an appreciation of history, Bill enhanced our desert experience provided by DIG. The adventure was tailore…
Rebecca
March 2021
Staff was very efficient and great personalities! Pat was our guide, we enjoyed our afternoon with him! We spotted an eagle, hawk and other birds. We enjoyed the hike to the petroglyph area. Pat was very knowledgeable! Tamra & Bill were amazing!
Staff was very efficient and great personalities! Pat was our guide, we enjoyed our afternoon with him! We spotted an eagle, hawk and other birds. We enjoyed the hike to the petro…

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  • Fri, 23 Apr
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $175 per person
  • Fri, 23 Apr
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $175 per person
  • Sun, 25 Apr
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $175 per person
  • Mon, 26 Apr
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $175 per person
  • Mon, 26 Apr
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $175 per person
  • Wed, 28 Apr
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $175 per person
  • Wed, 28 Apr
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $175 per person
  • Thu, 29 Apr
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $175 per person

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 cancelled 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