Las Vegas Adventures: Paddle the Colorado River

I’m headed to Vegas for a long weekend with some buddies, but we don’t want to spend all of our time at the casinos and we don’t play golf. Where can we go for outdoor adventure?

Oct 24, 2012
Outside Magazine

The Hoover Dam.    Photo: Giancarlo Gagliardi/Shutterstock


Millions of people have taken in the iconic view of the Hoover Dam from the road above, but few get to see it from below. Evolutions Expeditions Kayaking runs a day-long trip on the Colorado River that launches at the base of the dam. You’ll explore slot canyons, take dips in hot springs, and have plenty of time to view completely different forms of wildlife than what you’ll find on the Las Vegas Strip. Trips cost $165.

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