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Kayaking & Canoeing Black Canyon
Black Canyon Bighorn Classic
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Bighorn Classic Journey
3 Day Kayak Trip

Spend three amazing days kayaking in Black Canyon on our kayak camping expedition. Hike through narrow slot canyons, paddle the crystal green waters of the Colorado River, and sleep out under the stars.

The lower Colorado river is moving flat-water, not whitewater, and it is perfect for beginners or seasoned paddlers alike. This 3-day expedition is packed with miles of paddling, great hikes, steamy hot springs, and spectacular wildlife. Our basecamp will be in the middle of the canyon, giving us access to all the side canyons, and hidden secrets that lie within.

Days will be full of kayaking and hiking, and you will have plenty of time to roam free. Nights will be spent enjoying the hot springs by moonlight, as the campfire crackles in the dark.

Spend hours relaxing and soaking in the natural hot tubs. Paddle into rain caves, and take time to study ancient rock art left by the Mohave tribes who inhabited the area. Many wildlife species call Black Canyon home. You may see Desert Big Horn sheep, bald eagles, coyotes, red-tail hawks, and turkey vultures. Anglers can bring a rod & reel, and try their hand at some world-class striped bass fishing.

Fresh meals will be enjoyed around the campfire, and evenings are free to relax, read, hike, or explore on your own. Enjoy the sounds of the river as it lulls you to sleep, embers popping from the campfire.

It doesn't get much better than this. Spend a night in Black Canyon, and discover the magic for yourself.

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Trip Rate: $649 person
Permits: $32 person

Departs: Daily
Offered: All Year

paddling hiking / scrambling swimming & hot springs wildlife viewing fishing campfire tent camping meals

Activities: Kayaking, Hiking, Swimming, Hot Springs, Wildlife, Fishing, Camping, & Meals

Details: Three full days 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 equipment is provided, along with dry bags. Single or tandem boats available.

Hot Springs: 85F - 120F

Hiking: Terrain is flat gravel washes, and volcanic rock, wet and slippery. Narrow slot canyons, with some rock scrambling on giant boulders.

Distance: 25 miles
Class: Moving Flatwater

Difficulty: Moderate
Skill Level: Adv Beginner +

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