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Kayak & Canoe Black Canyon
Kayak Black Canyon
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Kayak Black Canyon

Our most popular kayak adventure! This exciting and adventurous day on the river is the best value for those wanting the most "bang for their buck." This section of Black Canyon is moving flat-water, it is not a whitewater trip. It is one of our more demanding kayak tours, so be ready for a big day.

As you meet your guide and prepare for the day, you will receive proper gear and instruction for the launch site. The descent to the river is 1100' in elevation, where the mighty Hoover Dam presents itself.

After a short briefing you will get acquainted with your kayak. Once you are on the water, your guide will touch on basic paddling strokes.

As you make your way past waterfalls and quiet canyons, you may see big horn sheep, bald eagles, or coyotes. Remember to wear a bathing suit for soaking in the natural hot springs. Your day will also include a picnic lunch on a beach 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 $32 NPS permit, which are limited and sell out quickly - even 6 months in advance! Launch permits are non-refundable and non-transferrable for any reason.

For this reason we strongly recommend trip insurance.

Hot Springs Black Canyon

Kayaking Black Canyon

AZ Hot Springs

Slot Canyon Hiking

Kayakers Black Canyon


Trip Rate: $229 person
Permits: $32

Time: 6am - 6pm
Offered: All Year

paddling hiking swimming wildlife viewing

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

Details: Approximately 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 - Strenuous
Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced

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