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Your morning begins with pickup from select Las Vegas hotels in an air-conditioned coach and a short drive to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

On arrival at Lake Mead, check in and head down to the riverbank below Hoover Dam to board a motorized raft for your 3-hour float through Black Canyon, a natural gorge of the Colorado River. Your guide points out features of the dam and shares interesting facts about the area during the 12-mile (19-kilometer) ride through the canyon.

Enjoy views of Hoover Dam and the bypass bridge overhead, and keep an eye out for native wildlife such as desert bighorn sheep, great blue heron, eagles, ospreys, and more. Then stop to have lunch (included) on a riverside beach.

Finish your Colorado River float on the Arizona side of the river at Willow Beach, and then hop back in the coach and end your tour with hotel drop-off in Las Vegas.
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Black Canyon River Adventures
Float down the Colorado River with a guide on this stress-free tour from Las Vegas, a great choice for nature lovers and first-time visitors. Take a gentle ride aboard a motorized raft as you explore the Black Canyon National Water Trail. Enjoy views of Hoover Dam and the canyon’s spectacular natural scenery, and keep an eye out for native wildlife such as desert bighorn sheep and ospreys.
  • Explore the Black Canyon National Water Trail with a guide
  • Float down the Colorado River on a motorized raft
  • Views of Hoover Dam and the bypass bridge from the river
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from select Las Vegas hotels
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The highlight of our time in Vegas

Our family just got home from a two-week road trip to the west coast. We tried lots of new and fun things while we were away, but we all agree that the high point of our vacation was the 3-hour rafting trip we took with...More

Thank JenniferFlanders
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Could not wait for this trip to b finished!

My husband and I did this trip yesterday . The best part was the morning hotel pick up. Tony our driver was super nice and the bus was clean, cool and comfortable . He offers us cold water on the 50 minute ride. After that...More

Thank Bes9002
Reviewed 1 week ago
Gorgeous Views

The tour starts behind the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River in the Black Canyon. Who knew this was in the backyard of Las Vegas? The scenery was lovely and we had plenty of time to enjoy a couple of sandy beaches while eating our...More

Thank SonnyaD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Go Back in Time

What a fun way to explore the Black Canyon and the Colorado River. I booked through a tour operator and was picked up on time from hotel. Took about an hour to get to Hoover Dam where you start. Incredible view of the dam from...More

Thank Sara P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing way to see the Colorado River

Brilliant trip Geoff our guide was great very informative and fun . Fully recommend this trip to everyone weather was hot but river cool .

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ger w
27 August 2018|
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Response from cyruscyrus | Reviewed this property |
Hi Im only going by the internet but it says average temp in November is between 17-20 which could be a bit chilly for this trip! It was very hot when we went and the water was still cold!
Megan B
10 July 2018|
Response from Danielle P | Reviewed this property |
It will be warm....but the river is cool so it’s easy to cool off. Just dip your body parts in the river. Make sure you wear lotion, a sun hat and take a spare t shirt or something to cover up. Don’t let the heat put you off... More
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