Basics of Kayak Touring on Slide Lake

Slide Lake Kayaking

Learn to paddle a touring or recreational kayak on scenic Slide Lake. Slide Lake was formed in 1925 by the cataclysmic collapse of the north slope of Sheep Mountain. The slide path and debris are still clearly visible as you travel up the Gros Ventre River to the lake. With views of the surrounding forest, the red rock of the Gros Ventre Range and the peaks of the Grand Tetons, Slide Lake offers the perfect venue for learning to paddle. Basic stroke technique and kayaking safety are all covered in this fun and informative half-day course. More importantly, your instructor will soon have you gliding across the water in your new craft. This course is a must for beginning recreational or touring kayakers.

Slide Lake Kayaking

Touring Kayak Basics on Slide Lake

Price Per Person Price
One Person $425
Two People $285
Three People $205
Four to Six People $185
Seven or More $165
Beaver Swimming on Slide Lake

What to bring on a day tour?

  • Bathing suit or wind pants made of synthetic quick-drying material
  • Mid-weight shirt of wicking material (wool or synthetic)
  • Change of warm dry clothes (even in the middle of summer Wyoming is cold after being in the water all day)
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Sun hat (optional)
  • Shoes that you don't mind getting wet (you can use ours or buy some in our kayak shop)

Custom Slide Lake Trip


For more information call (307)733-2471 or write [email protected]

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