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Kayak & Canoe Black Canyon
Kayak Black Canyon
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Kayak Black Canyon

Our most popular Colorado River Experience! This exciting and adventurous day on the river is the best value for those wanting the most "bang for their buck." You need only show up with a smile and ready for fun!

This section of Black Canyon is moving flat-water, it is not a whitewater trip. It is perfect for first timers as well as seasoned paddlers.

Your day will begin as you meet your guide and prepare for the thrilling ride down the Lower Portal Road - the only road to the base of Hoover Dam. As you drop 1100' in elevation, the mighty Hoover Dam presents itself.

After a short safety briefing and basic paddling instruction, you will get acquainted with your kayak. Once you are on the water, the adventure begins!

Your guide will show you unique and hidden places such as Gold Strike Canyon, Lone Palm Canyon, Arizona Hot Springs, Emerald Cave and many other treats. You may see big horn sheep, bald eagles, coyotes, red-tail hawks, turkey vultures, striped bass, and more.

Remember to wear a bathing suit for soaking in the natural hot springs. Your day will also include a picnic lunch on a secluded beach or rock that will provide you with million dollar views. Paddle into Emerald Cave and check out the historic catwalk.

Your day ends at Willow Beach, where an air-conditioned shuttle will transport you back to your hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

PERMITS:   This trip requires a $27 NPS permit, which are limited and sell out quickly - even 6 months in advance! Call 702-293-5026 to purchase your permits today.

Hot Springs Black Canyon

Kayaking Black Canyon

AZ Hot Springs

Slot Canyon Hiking

Kayakers Black Canyon


Trip Rate: $199 person
Permits: $22 until 5/31/18
Permits: $27 after 6/1/18

Time: 6am - 6pm
Offered: All Year

paddling hiking swimming wildlife viewing

Activities: Kayaking, Hiking, Swimming, Hot Springs, Wildlife Viewing

Details: Approximately 5-6 hours of paddling on the Colorado River. Water conditions are mostly flat, but can be choppy depending on wind, waves, and weather. Some sections have strong eddy lines and currents.

Equipment: Kayaks are high end, stable, and have rudders for steering. All safety equipment is provided, along with dry bags. Single or tandem boats available.

Hot Springs: 85F - 120F

Hiking: Short hikes in narrow slot canyons. Terrain is flat gravel washes, and volcanic rock, wet and slippery.

Distance: 11.7 miles
Class: Moving Flatwater

Difficulty: Moderate
Skill Level: Beginner +

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