February 23 - 25, 2018
12pm Friday - 10pm Sunday
Kayaking the Black Canyon of the Colorado River below Hover Dam is awesome! It’s the perfect kayaking adventure in Black Canyon. The lower Colorado River is moving flat water with no rapids - just beautiful green waters. It is perfect for beginner and seasoned paddlers alike. Our kayaks will take us between towering cliffs and looming canyon walls as we navigate the flat moving water of the river.
Day 1: We will meet at the Student Recreation and Welness Center at 12pm on Friday afternoon to pack up the van and make sure we all have the necessary and proper gear and attire for a successful trip. Our drive is roughly 240 miles (4-5 hours) with stops for lunch and whenever we have to fill up our van with gas. Upon arrival in Boulder City, NV, we will find a place to eat dinner before heading to our campsite in Boulder Beach Campground and set up camp. The rest of the night is left for relaxing around the fire and getting ready for a good night’s sleep.
Day 2: Saturday morning will be an early start, for we have to meet our outfitters at 8AM SHARP! That morning will consist of packing up camp, having breakfast, and packing our camping gear into our dry bags and kayaks, ready to go into the water. Having everything packed and ready will make our launch time more efficient. We will check out of camp and meet the outfitters who will drive us to the base of the Hoover dam where we will launch our kayaks. Along the 4 miles to our riverside camp we will explore side canyons, natural hot springs and the famous sauna cave. That night will end at our river side campground that offers stunning views of the river as we rest up for the next day.
Day 3: After spending the night on the river and one last soak in the hot pools, we pack up camp for an 8 mile leisurely paddle down river towards our take out at Willow Beach. Once off the river we’ll pack-up the van drive into the city to grab a bite to eat before we make way back to CSUSB!
How To Register
San Bernardino Campus
Registration for trips and programs takes place in person at the CSUSB Student Recreation and Wellness Center membership desk during regular operating hours. Full payment (cash, check, Visa or MasterCard) is due at time of reservation. For more information give us a call at 537-CAMP. Some programs do not require registration, are open to nonmembers and youth. See program description for details.
Palm Desert Campus
Registration for trips and programs takes place in person at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Administrative Offices (RG203) during regular operating hours. Call 909-537-2348 for the campus phone outside RG203 to check availability and to complete registration information. After completing registration you will make full payment by cash, check or debit card (no credit cards) to the Administrative Office. Some programs do not require registration, are open to nonmembers and youth. See program description for details.
Sign Up Deadline: Tuesday, February 20th at 500pm
Open to Ages: 18+ or CSUSB Student || Activity Level: Level 3 - Moderate, up to 4-6 hours of activity per day
Students and SRWC Member: $100
Faculty, Staff and Alumni: $130
Community Member: $200