Enjoy a 3-hour guided paddleboarding tour exploring the dramatic scenery and natural attractions along the Colorado River, passing through Emerald Cave and into spectacular Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Appreciate the pristine beauty and ancient history of this unique wilderness, and come away with a fresh new perspective.
Stand up paddleboarding has been gaining in popularity in recent years and is a unique and fun way to take in the serenity and beautiful red rock landscape, while also giving you some core fitness. This 6.4km round-trip paddle, approximately 3 hours, navigates along the generally slow-flowing and calm waters of the river, ideal for paddlers of all experience levels. Your Paddle-Fit-Pro Certified Coach will ensure that you will be given proper training before taking off, and your friendly guide will point out spots of interest along your journey and teach you about the fascinating local history. A range of tasty snacks, fruit and cold water will keep you fueled up and hydrated along the way.
Get picked up from your hotel in Las Vegas, leaving The Strip behind to start your outdoor adventure from Willow Beach. This rugged stretch of Colorado River winding into Lake Mead National Recreation Area is framed on both sides by dramatic canyon walls and home to a vast array of wildlife, including striped bass, rainbow trout, bald eagles, bighorn sheep, peregrine falcons and plenty more.
After the first stretch of paddling, stop to take a short hike to the historical site of the River Gauging Station, which was built in the 1930s and still clings to the canyon walls. Next you will have plenty of time to explore Emerald Cave, just big enough to allow paddle crafts to float in and around. Named after the colour, Emerald Cave shines beautiful shades of bright green when the sun hits the water just right and provides a stunning backdrop. Be sure to capture the moment with plenty of photos before beginning your paddle back, so you can talk about your adventures for years to come.