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Black Canyon Hot Springs AZ, AZ
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Black Canyon Hot Springs AZ, AZ 
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Kayak avatar Dec 06 2014
Lucyan
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We enjoyed an easy float/paddle trip on the Colorado River via spectacular Black Canyon over the past weekend. No prior kayaking experience was needed. We paddled/floated a relaxing 12 miles from the Hoover Dam to Willow Beach over two days. Experienced hot springs, waterfalls, sauna caves, wildlife, crystal-clear green water and to learned a bit about the history of this part of the Colorado River.

Distance: Easy, 12 miles via kayak or canoe

We were using an outfitter to obtain permits, rented the canoes and take care of the shuttling. The cost for everything, including the campground fees, was $110.

We camped on Friday evening at the Willow Beach campground. Early Saturday morning, the outfitters picked us up and shuttled us to the launch point at the base of Hoover Dam. We spent the day hiking and exploring the very fun side canyons.

Saturday evening's camp was at Arizona Hot Springs, just off the river. We enjoyed an evening campfire and hot springs.

Sunday morning we paddled (more like floated) down to Willow Beach and our waiting vehicles.

This is a 12 mile, flat water, mostly shallow section of the Colorado River, that cuts through a long and beautiful canyon with many hot springs. There is scenery with desert views, rocks, longhorn sheep, awesome colors! We stopped in a few spots to explore some cool canyons with weeping moss formations, stick our feet into hot springs, sit under a hot waterfall, and much more….

No prior canoeing or kayaking experience needed, the river was literally floating us (in most spots). Canoes hold 2 people and a lot of gear, while you can request a single kayak (much less gear though).

Temps are normally sunny, and in the 60s during the day but expect 30-40s at night.

Due to the Hoover Dam security you will need an ID, and the permit is by name.
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