Kayakers explore Boulder Islands? sandy shores on guided tour & hikes into Black Canyon reveal red rocks & ancient petroglyphs
- Expires Dec 5, 2012
- Limit 10 per person. Valid only for option purchased. 24hr advance appointment required. 48hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 12 or older for hot springs hike; must be 14 or older to ride kayak solo; 6 or older to ride in tandem. Reservation required; subject to availability and weather. Transportation not provided.
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- For $69, you get a full-day hot-springs hike (up to a $139 value).
- For $69, you get a half-day Lake Mead kayaking tour (up to a $149 value).
Desert Adventures leads thrill seekers through sun-painted wilderness and past breathtaking shorelines on full- or half-day land and water excursions. The full-day hot-springs hike, 4–6 miles, departs at 8 a.m. daily and returns around 4 p.m. Journeys into the depths of Black Canyon reveal ancient petroglyphs and the bighorn sheep that painted them. Tall canyon walls frame hikers as they pass by bubbling springs and lounge beneath rocks painted in red sunlight while enjoying an afternoon lunch. In addition to comfy but sturdy walking shoes, Desert Adventures recommends these footslogging accouterments.
Half-day kayaking tours run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day except Sunday, launching from the shores of Lake Mead. First-time boaters join experienced guides for a 3-mile, three-hour paddle, exploring the Boulder Islands and devising plans to annex them as a sovereign state. Leisurely hikes jut out onto sandy beaches, culminating with refreshing swims in pristine waters. Kayaks, paddles, and life vests are provided, and additional recommended gear may be found here.