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Black Canyon River Adventures
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Black Canyon River Adventures is located in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The Black Canyon of the Colorado River is below the Hoover Dam and north of Lake Mohave. There are three distinct tours to choose from:

The Hoover Dam Postcard Tour--Get out your cameras! With 30 minutes on the river you'll have plenty of time to photograph the Hoover Dam from a perspective that few people will ever see. Allow 1.5 hours for the entire tour that includes transportation to the launch point.

Historic Mine & River Tour--Begin an epic tour through Eldorado Canyon visiting one of the oldest and most famous silver/gold mines in the West: the The Techatticup Mine. This includes guided above- and below-ground tours. Continue to the river's edge to enjoy a 2-hour, informational, smooth-water Colorado River tour of the Black Canyon.

Black Canyon River Raft Tour--Spend 5 glorious hours on the river. Your journey begins by traveling down Lower Portal Road—the actual road that construction workers used when building the Hoover Dam. You begin near the base of Hoover Dam and travel directly under the spectacular Colorado River By Pass Bridge connecting Arizona and Nevada. NOTE: From December 1 to February 1 this trip is ONLY offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

You will spend five hours exploring twelve miles of hidden river as it winds past canyon walls that, in some places, rise 2,000 feet above the river's edge. Experience the waterfalls, hot springs and other geological wonders en route. You are likely to spot Desert Big Horn sheep, Osprey, Great Blue Heron and much more. The trip is fully narrated by experienced, knowledgeable guides who offer in-depth facts and insights of the history of the dam and the area. Lunch is included (in a souvenir insulated bag) and the group stops along the way to eat at a beach. This provides the opportunity to swim or play in the cool clear water of the Colorado River, so wear swim suits and bring along a camera. Your tour ends at Willow Beach Marina, Arizona; on your return trip you will pass over Hoover Dam. Sorry, no pets are allowed on raft trips unless they are service animals.

Open year-round

Trips beginning at 9:30 a.m. daily

Round-trip transportation can be booked. You are picked up at your hotel then taken to the BCRA office and back to your hotel after the tour

Photograph the Colorado River By Pass Bridge from the water

Rafts are large, comfortable, carefully constructed and motor assisted

Knowledgeable guides explain natural history of the area

Box lunches provided in commemorative bags while stopping at a secluded sandy beach

Quick "Post Card Tours" at the base of Hoover Dam also offered

Group charters available for team building, retreats, school visits, reunions, etc. With 25+ people, tours can be customIzed; BCRA has accommodated up to 300 people. Call 702-278-0606 for booking/ information.

New in 2013-2014 season, the Colorado River Historic Mine & River Tour. For more info, click here.

Check out December 2014 events in Lake Mead National Recreational Area by clicking here.

Hacienda Hotel & Casino (CHECK IN Desk)
Highway 93
Boulder City, NV 89005


Click HERE to make reservations on-line

Call for reservations: 800-455-3490

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Latitude: 36.009890149662496
Longitude: -114.78240966796875

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