Kayak Lake Mead paddle trips
Kayak Trips in the Black Canyon 
On the Colorado River
The Black Canyon of the Colorado River is the canyon below Hoover Dam, or the up lake portion of  Lake Mojave. 

This is a classic desert canyon with its harsh, rugged, rocky terrain.  And in the bottom of that canyon the cool (actually very cold) waters of the Colorado make a fantastic counterpoint to all that desert harshness.  With this cold water, this is a good place to paddle during the summer.

The put-in point for our Black Canyon trips is Willow Beach, Arizona (just an hour and a half from downtown Las Vegas, Nevada)...unless we're doing our Desert Adventure, in which case, we meet at a trail head, hike down to the Arizona Hot Springs, and then we'll paddle downstream to Willow Beach. 

It's a great place to view wildlife, not a trip goes by without some views of eagles, blue heron, or mountain sheep. See our page on Mojave Desert Flora and Fauna.

Go to our Sign-Up Page to book your kayak trip.

Here are some of the trips we do in the Black Canyon:
Map and Photos: Use this link to see an interactive map of these trips.

See also... Moonlight Paddle and Desert Adventure  

Contact us if you have questions.  
emerald cave kayak trips in the black canyon
crane's nest beach kayak trip in the black canyon
monkey hole kayak trip in the black canyon
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frogman petroglyph kayak trip in the black canyon
Half Day to Emerald Cove
This is a half-day trip of about a 4 mile round trip. It is upstream but only for about 2 miles. 

This is a great short trip, not strenuous, with a great place or two to picnic, and good chances to see some wildlife.
Half Day to the Frogman Petroglyph

Contact us about this unique trip.

Go here to see a web album of the petroglyphs near the Frogman.  
Full Day to Crane's Nest Rapids
This trip is about 8 miles round trip. It is up stream from Willow Beach. We call this beach 4-Mile Beach. It's a good place for a picnic. Nearby Crane's Nest Canyon makes for a beautiful short hike from the water.   

As with every trip in the Black Canyon, it's very scenic with the good potential for wildlife sightings. 

Full Day to Monkey Hole
This is going downstream from Willow Beach. It is about a 10 mile round trip with good chances of wildlife sightings, some good places to picnic, or to take short side canyon hikes.  
Black Canyon Trips by Kayak Lake Mead
Black Canyon Trips:Emerald CaveCrane's Nest RapidsArizona Hot SpringsSauna Cave

Kayak Lake Mead Kayaking Trips in the Black Canyon:
arizona hot springs kayak trip in the black canyon
Full Day to Arizona Hot Springs
This is going upstream from Willow Beach. It is about a 16 mile round trip with good chances of wildlife sightings, some good places to picnic, or to take short side canyon hikes and of course - the goal is soaking in the hot springs!  
sauna cave kayak trip in the black canyon
Full Day to the Sauna Cave
This is going upstream from Willow Beach all the way to the dam (almost). This is a trip only for experienced, fit paddlers. 

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 

Kayaking & Hiking in the Black Canyon:
Desert Adventure
3 miles of hiking, a hot spring, 8 miles of paddling
Willow Beach to Cranes' Nest Canyon
8 miles of paddling, 2 miles of hiking
Kayak Lake Mead's Desert Adventure - a paddling and hiking trip
Cranes Nest Canyon - a Kayak Lake Mead paddling and hiking trip
Queho Cave 
2 miles of paddling, 1 mile of hiking, but the hiking is tough!
Ringbolt Petroglyphs
Also visit our page about our Black Canyon Petroglyph Tours