Kayak Lake Mead - paddle trip to Crane's Nest Rapids

Cranes' Nest Rapids
A Kayak Trip in the Black Canyon
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Crane's Nest Rapids: (rapids in name only as there are no rapids now)

A full day kayak trip in the Black Canyon, it is 2 miles past Emerald Cave, to the Crane's Nest Rapids area (8 miles round trip). There are several good beaches to picnic, play, or relax on. We often include a short hike up one of several side canyons. This trip is very similar to our Cranes' Nest Canyon half day paddling-hiking trip but here the emphasis is more or paddling and relaxing or playing once we get there.    

The put-in point for our Black Canyon trips is Willow Beach, Arizona (just an hour and a half from downtown Las Vegas, Nevada).

See desert animals and vegetation of the Black Canyon; Mojave Desert Flora and Fauna.

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In the photo gallery:
Folks enjoying the sandy beaches near Cranes Nest rapids and a short hike up Cranes Nest Canyon.
Black Canyon Trips:Emerald CaveCrane's Nest RapidsArizona Hot SpringsSauna Cave

Crane's Nest Rapids - a Kayak Lake Mead paddle trip
Robert Finlay - Director Kayak Lake Mead
Contact us to get a quote or to schedule a trip or lesson on Lake Mead or in the Black Canyon. 

Email us and we'll get back to you as soon as we're back in the office from kayaking: 

Call us, you may have to leave a message but we'll return your call as soon as possible: 928-767-3061    

See ya paddling, Robert Finlay, Director Kayak Lake Mead
Kayak Lake Mead.com 

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