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Paw Tracks and Doggy Paddling

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Paw Tracks and Doggy Paddling – Hiking & Water Combo Tour

This tour combines the best of both worlds. We offer you hiking in the Valley of Fire, plus a kayak or paddle board tour around Echo Bay!

This is an awesome all day adventure for all ages. We start our day when we pick you up at 6:00 am at your location. We escort you to the Valley of Fire, a 55-minute scenic drive northeast of the Las Vegas Strip.

To begin, we visit many of the short hikes and amazing geological features of this sandstone wonderland that is the Valley of Fire State Park. Here you’ll marvel at the vermillion walls of the valley that seem to smolder in the sunlight, the strange phenomenon that gives this unique part of the world its name, the Valley of Fire. Feel yourself transported back in time to the land when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Wonder at the ancient rock paintings, the petroglyphs etched on the valley walls as much as 3,000 years ago.

Once inside the park, we will stop and enjoy a a light breakfast snack and plenty of juice and water at White Domes loop trail head. As the sun rises, the changing color of these ancient sandstone rocks shift from pastel yellow, pink, orange and deep reds to create a rainbow of color over the Valley. The scene shifts by the minute, so be sure to have your camera ready. This hike is 1.3 miles round trip and easy with an elevation gain of 79 feet. With its unmatched beauty, this scene is not to be missed.

Moving on, our tour leads us Mouse’s Tank Trail. This mysterious spot is named for a renegade Paiute Indian who holed up here for months, on the run from the law after being accused of murdering 2 prospectors in the 1890s. Mouse used a tank in this region to survive through the hottest time of year in the Desert Southwest. The  deep depression in one of the rock basins allowed water to collect after a rain and remain potable for many months. This is maze of sandstone is lined with ancient Petroglyphs, some over 3000 years old.

As the sun begins to heat the valley, we continue on our way to Echo Bay in Lake Mead National Park. Here we will unload the kayak or Paddle boards, then head out and enjoy the beauty of the northern arm of Lake Mead’s crystal blue waters. This is a 3-mile trip, including a stop along the way for a fresh lunch to suit your tastes.

Following lunch you can take a refreshing dip in the water or just take in the breathtaking views, always alert for wildlife  and waterfowl. After paddling back to Echo Bay, we  load the equipment then drive along the southern shore of Lake Mead, stopping briefly for pictures along the way back to your hotel.

This full day adventure lasts between 7 and 9 hours. All food, beverages, taxes and fees are included. Tips are not required but  are greatly appreciated.