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Kayak & Canoe Rentals Black Canyon
Self-Guided Black Canyon Trips
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Canoe & Kayak Rentals
Black Canyon

A great option for experienced paddlers, scout troops, and large groups! Self-guided trips let you explore at your own pace, pack your own lunch, and even spend a night or two in Black Canyon sleeping under the stars.

Choose from canoes, touring kayaks, or sit-on-tops.

Round-trip shuttle service is FREE with every canoe or kayak rental. We offer shuttle service for paddlers with their own boats or rafts. Alternate take-out locations can be arranged, should you desire to explore downriver.

If you need sleeping bags, tents, or a stove, you can outfit your whole trip in our Gear Rentals section. We even rent waterproof digital cameras!

Black Canyon contains quick moving water and some sections of the river have strong currents, eddies, boils, and strainers. Sharp, jagged rocks hide just beneath the surface. Water temperatures are a chilly 54F degrees year-round, and beaches disappear in minutes if there's a Dam release.

Self-guided paddlers MUST be confident with their abilities to self rescue in the event of a capsize, and be self-reliant. There is no cell phone reception and no rescue service for tired or weary paddlers. Know your own limits. Plan ahead and prepare. You are responsible for the safety of yourself, your group, and the equipment.

This trip is not recommended for children under 6 years old unless you have previous paddling and rescue experience.

If it's your first time kayaking, if you're nervous, or if you just want to be pampered - we recommend a Guided Kayak trip. We also offer paddling classes bi-weekly.

Rafting Black Canyon

Kayaking Hoover Dam

Lunch in Black Canyon

Kayak Black Canyon

Kayak Sit-on-top

Willow Beach Canoes

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Rates: SUP's
Rates: Kayaks (SOT)
Rates: Kayaks (Sit-In)
Rates: Kayaks (Touring)
Rates: Canoes
Rates: Camping Gear

Permits: $22 until 5/31/18
Permits: $27 after 6/1/18
Shuttle: Included

Take-out: 4:00 pm
Offered: All Year

paddling hiking swimming wildlife viewing

Activities: Paddling, Hiking, Swimming, Hot Springs, Wildlife, Camping

Details: Self-guided 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: Paddle, PFD, rope, and map included. Single or tandem boats available. Drybag rentals available for $5.

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+

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