Thanks for the wonderful guidance from reading other's posts! We have a houseboat for 2 nights from Bullfrog 6/10-12. Flying FL to SLC, then driving to Bullfrog with a stop at Goblin Valley and Wild Horse/Bell Canyons (unless someone suggests something else?) We will sleep on the boat that night, then head out in the AM to... - and that's the question. I purchased the map that was recommended, and downloaded some hiking info, but it's tough to decide. To add a speedboat seemed unreasonably expensive, so Rainbow Bridge is probably out. 2 adults, 3 kids (11,10,8) who like to hike, though not into danger. Coming from FL we won't be able to bring much with us (like the recommended deck chairs, etc.). I think I have a cooler borrowed and was told to stop at a store on the way in to stock up on food and ice. I guess I have a few specific questions:
- where are some good hikes that we can get to on the houseboat; preferably <3mi round-trip and leading to something - like a waterfall or ruins
- should we get a PWC? the kids might have fun, but with only 2.5 days would we have enough to see/do w/o the extra cost?
- I've read the other posts about sunscreen/tie-downs/long sleeves; is there other stuff someone from FL with limited packing space should consider? Do most people sleep on the boat? or on the beach? What's this about scorpions :-)?
- how tough is it to get the water taxis across the lake? We are headed to Moab from there and thought it might be neat to go via Natural Bridges. Should we try to squeeze in Antelope canyon? or is Wildhorse basically the same?
Thanks for the help!!!