The 1,450-mile river flows through five states; Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California, running through Baja and Sonora states of Mexico. With its grand expanse, its no wonder there are endless recreational possibilities.
When the water is calling you, try boating, kayaking, fishing or white-water rafting. Imagine rafting down the Colorado River as it carves a dramatic course through the magnificent Grand Canyon. Or to can take an ambitious trip all the way from Lees Ferry in Arizona to Lake Mead in our own backyard.
The river is at its largest between April and late September. Some of our favorite guided rafting trips are available through various tour companies. It is important to note that privately organized trips can be extremely difficult to arrange. The National Park Service limits traffic on the river due to environmental concerns. The licensed tour companies offer ease of access to the Colorado River and provide experienced guides for all adventure levels.
When staying on land, escape the bright lights and journey off the beaten path with some nature-focused experiences. Activities like horseback riding and off-road ATV tours are available for exploration.
Hoover Dam is a can’t miss because of the educational tours. Completed in 1935, the dam was actually named The Boulder Dam until 1947 when it was renamed after President Hoover. He was noted to be “the great engineer” whose vision made the dam possible. Tours and additional information can be found on the Hoover Dam official website.
There’s no shortage of activities along the Colorado River. From adrenaline pumping to quiet nature exploration, step outside your own back door to see the amazing Colorado River.
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