Along the green waters of Black Canyon, and in slot canyons, you'll find hot springs, waterfalls and caves. You can even paddle inside Emerald Cave.
Explore Sauna Cave, a steam-filled tunnel dug during exploratory work for the Hoover Dam. You'll see water gauging sites from the 1920s and, further downstream, a Fish Hatchery.
The water of the Lower Colorado River is flat water, perfect for beginners and easy paddling. Wind can cause choppiness, and some eddies and currents run through the area.
Look for bighorn sheep and coyote along the rocky shores. Scan the sky for bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, turkey vultures, falcons, ducks and owls.
Arrange kayak rental and delivery in advance with a local outfitter, or bring your own boat. Either way, you're required to buy a launch permit from the National Park Service.
For a professional guide who knows the best sights, hire an outfitter. Most include all equipment, transportation to and from your Las Vegas hotel and lunch or snacks.
Boulder City Outfitters