Kayaking the Colorado River

Ron Niebrugge Las Vegas, Nevada, Photos, Travel 14 Comments

Kayaking in the Black Canyon on the Colorado River, Nevada / Arizona.

Kayaking in the Black Canyon on the Colorado River, Nevada / Arizona.

Down stream from the Hoover Dam in the Black Canyon is one of the few places outside of the Grand Canyon where the Colorado River still sorta flows, albeit much slower then it would normally.  Saturday we went on a kayaking trip on this stretch of river and it was a blast!  We have done a lot of kayaking in the past, but never in sandals and shorts – thanks to the 80 degree weather, that was a real treat!

Next time we are in the area I think we will start from the Hoover Dam and make a two or three day trip out of it so that we can camp along the river at night – that would really be fun!

Janine kayaking in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River.

Janine kayaking in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River.

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    Ron

    Thanks Ryan. You do need a permit to launch from the Hoover Dam, but it doesn’t sound like they are too hard to get.

    Thanks Dennis – yes, much warmer!

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  4. Sherri Meyer

    Ron, sounds like great fun! I don’t recall ever kayaking in anything but shorts & sandals, other than at night or in the rain. Then, I put my fleece on! 🙂

    Have fun and don’t work too hard!!!

    ~Sherri

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  6. Molly Sahm

    These pictures are amazing because from the only time I have seen the Colorado River was from a hike in the Grand Canyon and that was difficult. But these pictures show the perspective great because I can really see the height of the mountains.

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