BIGHORN CLASSIC CANOE TRIP
Our most popular canoe expedition trip. Three days of hiking, hot springs, and sleeping under the stars.
About the Experience
Spend three amazing days canoeing in Black Canyon on our Bighorn Classic expedition. Hike through narrow slot canyons, paddle the crystal green waters of the Colorado River, and sleep out under the stars.
The lower Colorado river is moving flat-water and is suitable for beginners or seasoned paddlers alike. This three day expedition is packed with miles of paddling, great hikes, steamy hot springs, and spectacular wildlife. Our basecamp will be in the middle of the canyon, giving us access to all the side canyons, and hidden secrets that lie within.
Days will be full of canoeing and hiking, and you will have plenty of time to roam free. Nights will be spent enjoying the hot springs by moonlight, as the campfire crackles in the dark.
Spend hours relaxing and soaking in the natural hot tubs. Paddle into rain caves, and take time to study ancient rock art left by the Mohave tribes who inhabited the area. Many wildlife species call Black Canyon home. You may see desert bighorn sheep, bald eagles, coyotes, red-tail hawks, and turkey vultures. Anglers can bring a rod & reel, and try their hand at some world-class striped bass fishing.
Fresh meals will be enjoyed around the campfire, and evenings are free to relax, read, hike, or explore on your own. Enjoy the sounds of the river as it lulls you to sleep, embers popping from the campfire.
It doesn't get much better than this. Spend a night in Black Canyon, and discover the magic for yourself.
This tour package for two includes a hotel room in historic Boulder City at the newly remodeled Best Western, along with breakfast at the Southwest Diner. The hotel is within walking distance of local shops, brew pubs, and restaurants.
ACTIVITIES & HIGHLIGHTS
- Hot Springs
- Slot Canyon Hiking
- Wildlife Viewing
- Campfire Cooking
Moderate - Strenuous
SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
Suitable for enthusiastic beginners and those seeking a highly adventurous activity. Outdoor experience helpful but not required. Recommended age: 12+ years.
Packing Your Gear
Come prepared. You could be traveling from the desert floor to mountain tops, and back down again. Temperatures can vary greatly, so it is best to be prepared for all types of weather conditions. We have put together a recommended gear list for you, to help make your journey comfortable and enjoyable.
- Two sets of clothing
- Dress in layers
- River sandals or water shoes (no flip flops)
- Swimsuit (wear under clothes)
- Towel (optional)
- Hat and sunglasses
- Water Bottle / Nalgene
- Personal hygiene kit
- Personal Medications
- Sunblock and Lip Balm (a must!)
- Headlamp (highly recommended)
- PHOTO ID
- Cash for souvenirs and tips*
In cooler months (Nov-March) add:
- Base layer (polypro, capilene, etc.)
- Fleece top (for warmth)
- Wool socks
- Windproof/rainproof jacket
- Ski type beanie/hat
* Gratuities for guides range
from 10%-20% of trip cost
- - Tandem canoe
- Paddle and life vest
- All safety equipment
- Professional Guide
- Basic paddling instruction
- A dry bag for your essentials
- All meals, snacks, bottled water
- Kitchen and cooking equipment
- Tents, sleeping bag, pad, & pillow
- Hotel transportation
- One night stay in Boulder City
- Breakfast at Southwest Diner
*Gratuity not included