Hotel pickups will begin bright and early, as you travel to our shop in Boulder City. After introductions
you will pack your gear and head to the security checkpoint for our launch at the Hoover Dam. The 1100' descent
down the portal road will be an adventure in itself.
Explore Sauna Cave, Gold Strike, and Boyscout Canyon, where numerous hot springs are hidden. Hike
narrow slot canyons in search of the perfect hot spring. Enjoy yourself, knowing that your campsite
is just around the corner.
A short paddle delivers us to our campsite. Accomodations for the eveninig include
a starry night sky, and the smell of a campfire. Enjoy a hearty dinner and good conversation, as the
sounds of the river churn in the background. Take a long soak in a quiet hot
spring before crawling into your warm sleeping bag to drift away.
Wake up to the smells of hot coffee, and the sounds of birds chirping. Take a morning hike to view some
ancient petroglyphs, or choose to relax in the hot springs.
A full day of kayaking takes us past Weeping Springs Cove, a gravity fault, and the "Great Unconformity."
Watch for Bighorn sheep perched high on the cliffs. Peregrine falcons, eagles, coyotes, foxes, and lizards
also inhabit the canyon.
As you approach the historic cableways and catwalk, you will learn about the gauging station and the
purpose it served. Kayak into Emerald Cave for a fantastic photo of the shimmering green waters.
Explore the historic gauger's homesite, where you can hike to the ruins. Make your camp near the Chalk Cliffs
and take some time explore Monkey Hole before calling it a night.
An light day of kayaking reveals a tiny break in the canyon wall, which you will explore briefly. The green waters
of the Colorado are great for swimming, and if you are an angler you will want an AC plug to fish for Striped Bass.
If you're feeling adventurous, hike to Queho's Cave, where a renegade Indian who killed more than 20 people lived.
The river widens as you reach the headwaters of Lake Mohave where steamboats operates for 40 years. Upon arrival at
Nelson's Landing, a shuttle will transport you to Eldorado Canyon; your campsite for the evening. A BBQ dinner
awaits at the old western town pavilion. Here you will have a chance to wash up and relax by the campfire. The
secluded canyon is the perfect finish to a beautiful day.
A hearty breakfast starts the day off right. Pack up camp and prepare for an adventurous ride of your choosing. ATV's
trails are abundant in the area, and the action is exciting and scenic. If you prefer horseback riding, the stables are just
a short distance from camp, where cowboy wranglers are waiting to show you fabulous views.
Following your ATV or horseback ride, explore the Techatticup Gold Mine, the oldest and most famous gold
mine in Southern Nevada. Ore was brought from the mine to the stamp mill, crushed to a powder and
mixed in cyanide tanks where the gold & silver would separate. Complete your amazing adventure with a few photos
of the group at the old barn, before being transported back to Las Vegas.
ELDORADO GOLD - 4 DAYS
Trip Rate: $899 person
Permit Included: Yes
Not Offered: July, Aug
Custom Dates: 4+ people
Activities: Kayaking, Hiking, Swimming, Hot Springs, Wildlife, ATV's or Horseback Riding, Mine Tours, Camping, & Meals
Details: 3 days on the Colorado River and 1 day in Eldorado Canyon. Water conditions are mostly flat, but can be choppy depending on wind, waves, and weather.
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 or extended hikes in narrow slot canyons. Terrain is flat gravel washes, and volcanic rock, wet and slippery.
ATV's/Horses: Choose one activity in Eldorado Canyon. Either ride is roughly 1 hour and combined with the Gold Mine exploration.
Distance: 26 miles
Class: Moving Flatwater
Skill Level: Beginner +
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