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Nevada whitewater, Colorado River

Mohave Clark county, Black Canyon section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I     30 miles
  The Black Canyon section of Colorado River in Nevada is 30 miles long and has been rated as a class I section by American Whitewater. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Las Vegas-Paradise, as you can see on the road map further down. The average Nevada whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners.
    There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. The scenic beauty of Nevada and the water flowing
gracefully down Colorado River attract people from near and far. A section like this is is of course not run in a single day, perfect for a real wilderness adventure. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you won't  
find a large number of other spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Burro Wash is in close proximity and always splendid to stop by, and Roaring Rapids is always fun to check out. Lake Mead National Recreation Area is a very tremendous place to pop by close to Colorado River, and Roaring Rapids is a glorious local attraction. This is a really good river. Spend the day on the beach at Special Events Beach since you're here at Colorado River; time spent at South Beach is always great. It is very dry here at Colorado River commonly. August is when you get the most rain here, and June meanwhile is the driest month.

Colorado River, Black Canyon road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Colorado River.
 Whitewater Near Colorado River:
Colorado River, Mohave County, 9 miles away
      Class -blank- - 12 miles long (Hoover Dam to Willow Beach)
Colorado River, Mohave / Clark County, 9 miles away
      Class I - 30 miles long (Black Canyon)
 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 , 10 miles away
Lake Las Vegas Marina, Henderson , 20 miles away
 Beaches Near Colorado River:
Special Events Beach, Clark , 10 miles away
South Beach, Clark , 11 miles away
Boulder Beach, Clark , 11 miles away
Swim Beach, Clark , 12 miles away
North Beach, Clark , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Colorado River:
Hoover Dam Lodge, Boulder City , 9 miles away
Boulder Inn And Suites, Boulder City , 10 miles away
Quality Inn Boulder City, Boulder City , 11 miles away
Railroad Pass Hotel And Casino, Henderson , 15 miles away
Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham Las Vegas/Henderson, Henderson , 19 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, 10 miles away
Hemenway Campground, Clark County, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Colorado River:
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Boulder City - NV , 10 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 , 9 miles away

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