Hoover Dam Hot Springs Full Day
This is Our Hoover Dam to Willow Beach, Arizona tour. This a paddlers dream! Make sure you bring your camera to capture this amazing 12 mile stretch of heaven.
We provide a free shuttle from the Hacienda Hotel to your launch site. Please have your ID available for a security check. Also you must be on time since we have a very tight launch schedule. You will meet at 7:20 am sharp in the staging area at the former Hacienda Hotel. You will begin your tour escorted to the base of the Hoover Dam, where you will be able to view one of the engineering wonders of the world.
After a brief safety instruction you will launch your morning along the massive walls or ancient Rock of the Black Canyon. Our First Stop is the geothermal-fed Sauna Cave. Experience the majesty and mystery of this wonder of nature, where the water temperature soars above the ambient air. Find out why this is such a rare treat for those seeking a natural cleansing experience!
Your next stop is a short distance south to Gold Strike Hot Springs, where you will take a hike up the canyon and soak your worries away in the clear Saline Pools of a geothermal hot spring. After you are warm and loose, we will hit the river again paddling down to Ringbolt Rapids, where you can take a dip in the emerald green waters of the Colorado River. Enjoy the beauty of the scene, take pictures, and have a light snack.
From Ringbolt Rapids we will pass the mysterious Weeping Cove and travel on to a secluded lunch spot. There you will enjoy a tasty lunch custom fit to your own preferences and dietary needs.
After lunch, we paddle downriver keeping our eyes open for local wildlife. You’ll see big horn sheep, bald eagles, peregrine falcons and an array of other waterfowl. Look down through the Colorado River’s crystal clear water and spot large striped bass and rainbow trout below.
Our next stop which is the historic River Gauger’s Station and Emerald Cave. Both of these spots possess a beauty all their own, each with their own history.
From Emerald Cave we take a floating break in the shade of the cool beautiful emerald waters looking out at the tranquil beauty of the red rock scene. Hydrated and ready to go, we embark on the final leg of our adventure to Willow Beach. Here you will be able to relax in the Marina after a deeply satisfying journey as your guide and driver load up the gear!
Your Lake Mead Tour is approximately 7 to 9 hours, finishing between 1:30 and 3:00 pm. Enjoy a free shuttle back to Hacienda Hotel, or to your destination of choice!
This tour is priced at $210.00 This includes your non-refundable paddle craft permit of $22.00 per person, plus all food, beverages and taxes are included in the fare. This is an adventure you will remember for a lifetime.
Tips are not required but are greatly appreciated.
Arizona Hot Springs
first pool over the ladder