Marvel in the landscape of dramatic canyon walls, sparkling grottos, and local wildlife spotting on this 3 hour guided kayak along the Colorado River and into spectacular Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Appreciate the pristine beauty and ancient history of this unique wilderness, and come away with a fresh new perspective.
Kayaking is a fun and active way to take in the serenity and beautiful red rock landscape of the region and is an ideal tour for those wanting to swap the city lights of Las Vegas for the Great Outdoors. This 6.4km round-trip paddle, approximately 3 hours, navigates along the generally slow-flowing and calm waters of the river, ideal for kayakers of all experience levels. Your friendly, professional guide will ensure that you will be given proper training before taking off, and will point out spots of interest along your journey and teach you about the fascinating local history. A range of tasty snacks, fruit and cold water will keep you fueled up and hydrated along the way.
Drive yourself to the launch point of Willow Beach, or get collected from your hotel, to start your outdoor adventure. This rugged stretch of Colorado River winding into Lake Mead National Recreation Area is framed on both sides by dramatic canyon walls and home to a vast array of wildlife, including striped bass, rainbow trout, bald eagles, bighorn sheep, peregrine falcons and plenty more.
After the first stretch of paddling in your kayak, stop to take a short hike to the historical site of the River Gauging Station, which was built in the 1930s and still clings to the canyon walls. Next, you will have plenty of time to explore Emerald Cave, just big enough to allow small paddle crafts to float in and around. Named after the colour, Emerald Cave shines beautiful shades of bright green when the sun hits the water just right and provides a stunning backdrop. Be sure to capture the moment with plenty of photos before beginning your kayak paddle back, so you can talk about your adventures for years to come.