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Arizona whitewater, Colorado River

Mohave county, Hoover Dam to Willow Beach section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
  The scenic beauty of Mohave County and the cool fresh water have people coming here. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so why not pack your camp stove too. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night,
    but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The campgrounds here at Colorado River are pretty good. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you won't find a large number of
other places. The starting location is a short drive from Las Vegas-Paradise, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy.

Briefly about the general area:
If you havenít been to Lake Mead National Recreation
 
Area, you should schedule some time for it if you're here. If you're looking for a beach close to Colorado River, we recommend South Beach, and if you're here why not check out Big Sand Bar. At this river you will always have a good time. People from Boulder City love to come to Colorado River, and the beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Big Sand Bar Rapids. Enjoy a lazy day on the beach at Special Events Beach, and a tour to Colorado River wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Big Sand Bar. Colorado River gets very little rainfall. August is the month that gets the most rain, and June is when it's the driest.

Colorado River, Hoover Dam to Willow Beach road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Colorado River.
 Whitewater Near Colorado River:
Colorado River, Mohave / Clark County, 5 miles away
      Class I - 30 miles long (Black Canyon)
Colorado River, Mohave County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 12 miles long (Hoover Dam to Willow Beach)
 Ski Areas Near Colorado River:
Las Vegas Ski, Nevada , 71 miles away, 860 foot drop, 4 lifts, 11 runs
 Marinas Near Colorado River:
Las Vegas Boat Harbor, Boulder City , 7 miles away
Lake Las Vegas Marina, Henderson , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Colorado River:
Special Events Beach, Clark , 7 miles away
South Beach, Clark , 8 miles away
Boulder Beach, Clark , 8 miles away
Swim Beach, Clark , 9 miles away
North Beach, Clark , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Colorado River:
Hoover Dam Lodge, Boulder City , 6 miles away
Quality Inn Boulder City, Boulder City , 9 miles away
Boulder Inn And Suites, Boulder City , 10 miles away
Railroad Pass Hotel And Casino, Henderson , 15 miles away
The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa, Henderson , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Colorado River:
Lake Mead National Recreation Area - Willow Beach, Willow Beach, 5 miles away
Lake Mead National Recreation Area - Kingman Wash, Boulder City, 5 miles away
Hemenway Campground, Clark County, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Colorado River:
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Boulder City - NV , 9 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Colorado River:
Boulder City Golf Course, Boulder City , 10 miles away
Boulder Creek Golf Club, Boulder City , 11 miles away
Cascata, Boulder City , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Colorado River
Lake Mead, Mohave , 5 miles away

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