Colorado River Kayak
Try this amazing kayaking experience in Black Canyon. The lower Colorado River is moving flatwater with no rapids - just
beautiful green waters. It is perfect for beginner and seasoned paddlers alike.
Travel across the Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, into Arizona. Your destination is Willow Beach, where
you will load your kayaks, and gear up for your journey on the Colorado river.
Kayak past the Fish Hatchery, toward the emergence of a historic trailhead. Take a break and enjoy a short hike with
spectacular views. Explore the ruins before returning to the kayaks.
Back on the river, the green waters of Black Canyon flow through a narrow channel, where Emerald Cave is hidden.
Paddle inside for a great photo opportunity.
Watch for Desert Big Horn sheep, bald eagles, coyotes, and striped bass.
Beyond Emerald Cave and the catwalk sits a sandy beach, where you'll enjoy a picnic lunch with million dollar views.
Take a refreshing swim in the green waters of the Colorado River before kayaking back to Willow Beach.
NOTE: This is a sample itinerary, and is subject to change in order to better serve our guests and provide an enjoyable experience.
COLORADO RIVER KAYAK
Trip Rate: $159 person
Time: 10am - 5pm
Offered: All Year
Activities: Kayaking, Hiking, Swimming, Wildlife
Details: Approx. 4 hrs kayaking on the Colorado River. Water conditions are mostly flat,
but can be choppy depending on wind & waves. Some sections have strong eddy lines and currents.
Equipment: Kayaks are high end, stable, and have rudders for steering. All safety equipment is
provided, with dry bags. Single or tandem boats available.
Hiking: Short hike through thick vegetation. Rocky desert terrain, mostly sand and volcanic rock.
Distance: 5-6 miles
Class: Moving Flatwater
Skill Level: Beginner +
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