RINGBOLT RUN KAYAK CAMPING
A great introduction to overnight kayak camping on the Colorado river, packed with hiking and hot springs.
About the Experience
Why paddle just one day in Black Canyon, when you could stay overnight, and sleep out under the stars?
Kayak two full days on our most popular Colorado River adventure! This river trip is the best outdoor value in Las Vegas. You need only show up with a smile and ready to have some fun! Once you are on the water, the adventure begins!
The lower Colorado river is moving flat-water, not whitewater, and it is perfect for beginners or seasoned paddlers alike. Day trips in Black Canyon sometimes leave folks wishing for more time to explore. On our 2-day tour of Black Canyon, you will have plenty of time to roam free. You'll hike and scramble over large boulders, making your way through narrow slot canyons to hidden geothermal pools.
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 sorts of wildlife live in the area. You may see Desert Big Horn 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.
PERMITS: This trip requires an $27 NPS permit, which are limited and sell out quickly - even 6 months in advance! Call 702-293-5026 to purchase your permits today.
ACTIVITIES & HIGHLIGHTS
- Hot Springs
- Slot Canyon Hiking
- Wildlife Viewing
- Campfire Cooking
SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
Suitable for enthusiastic beginners and those seeking an adventurous activity. Outdoor experience helpful but not required. Recommended minimum age: 12+ years.
Packing Your Gear
Come prepared. You could be travelling 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
- High performance kayak w/ rudder
- 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 from Las Vegas Strip
*Gratuity not included