On this full day tour, you'll explore the backcountry and wind your way through the shade of towering canyon walls. See ancient rock art from Mohave and Paiute tribes. Take in a bit of Heaven on Earth as you soak in natural hot springs.

Come experience the secrets of Black Canyon while hiking slot canyons. Journey down a narrow wash, as the trail meanders through slot canyons where sandstone walls reveal ancient petroglyphs. Hike near colorful wildflowers in the springtime, down to the Colorado River, where bighorn sheep gather to drink from the cool waters. Scramble over boulders and weave your way down through the tall canyon walls toward several hot spring pools.

After a picnic lunch on the beach, relax in the natural hot springs that are known for their healing properties. Lounge in the warmth of the sun while listening to the trickling stream beside you. Finish exploring the canyon and riverside trails before making your way back to the trailhead.

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Tour / Activity Details

8 hours
7:00 am daily (March through May and September through November) 8:00 am daily (December through February)

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Las Vegas Strip hotel pick ups are included, in addition to the Orleans, Palms, Southpoint and Red Rock. Gratuity is not included. This tour requires a total of 2 participants to guarantee departure. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

Terrain / Difficulty / Skill Level

Terrain: Desert washes, volcanic rock formations, loose dirt, and possible steep sections.

Difficulty: Moderate - 4-6 total miles depending on group

Skill Level: Beginner +

Minimum Age: 12 years


Your day starts bright and early as you are picked up curbside at your hotel and transported to the tour office near the Hoover Dam. There you will check in, meet your guide, and organize your gear for the adventure that awaits.

Just below Lake Mead lies Black Canyon; a strikingly beautiful volcanic area. Plants such as creosote, rabbit brush, Mormon tea, globe mallow, and rock nettle surround you as your journey begins. Jagged canyons reach high into the sky as you begin your descent into the chasms toward the Colorado River.

The gravel wash narrows and some scrambling is sometimes necessary to maneuver around house-sized boulders. As you descend nearly 800 feet in elevation, trickles of water begin to surface and hot springs reveal themselves. The springs consist of ground water that is heated at depth by contact with molten rock and moves to the surface through faults at the rate of 400 gallons per minute. The water temperature is between 85 degrees and 120 degrees Fahrenheit. It is highly mineralized containing chloride, sulphate, sodium, potassium, calcium, and fluoride.

Enjoy a picnic lunch sheltered by the canyon, or closer to the river on a nice beach. Spend some time soaking in geothermal pools, relaxing, reading, and just enjoying nature. After a great day in Black Canyon, you'll make your way 3 miles back up the trail toward civilization.


  • Hiking Guide
  • Daypack
  • Visit to Hot Springs
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Bottled Water
  • Permits and Fees
  • Round Trip Transportation from Las Vegas

What to Bring/Wear:

  • Shorts/pants and shirt
  • Sturdy shoes/boots for hiking
  • Socks (wool or synthetic recommended)
  • Sandals for hot springs
  • Swimsuit/Trunks
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Water Bottle / Nalgene
  • Towel
  • Sunblock and Lip Balm (a must!)
  • Camera and plenty of film and batteries
  • Photo ID
  • Cash for souvenirs and guide gratuity

In Cooler Months

  • Fleece top (for warmth)
  • Ski type beanie/hat for cool evenings
  • Gloves

Frequently Asked Questions?

What time will we get back? -- You should arrive back at your hotel at approximately 4:00 pm, depending on traffic and the season.

Is there a minimum age requirement? -- For the safety and enjoyment of everyone on the hiking trips, we ask that children be at least 12 years old.

What kind of experience do your Guides have? -- Our Guides have years of backcountry experience; both personally and professionally. They possess knowledge of the area, trails, wildlife, plants, and weather patterns. They undergo strict training programs which prepare them to manage groups, make good decisions, and handle emergencies. CPR and First Aid training, as well as Wilderness First Aid or First Responder is standard. They carry cell phones, marine radios, and/or satellite phones at all times.

Do you supply alcohol? May we bring our own? -- No. Alcohol and drugs are not allowed. Please understand, safety is our main concern. Anyone deemed by the guides to be intoxicated will not be allowed to come along on the tour and will not receive a refund.

When should I make a reservation? -- Space is limited, so you should make your reservations as soon as possible. This trip fills up fast in Spring and Fall months when the weather is fabulous.

Are there minimum participant requirements? -- The hiking and backpacking tours operate with a minimum total of 4 participants. Smaller parties will be combined to meet the minimum.

Should I buy travel insurance? -- If you are concerned about the possibility of having to cancel, we strongly suggest you purchase trip cancellation insurance to protect your vacation investment. Our cancellation policy will apply in every instance, with no exceptions for any reason. We are not responsible for any expenses incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations, or illness, and assume no financial responsibility for personal injury, emergency evacuation, or equipment lost or damaged in any way.

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Las Vegas Strip hotel pick ups are included, in addition to the Orleans, Palms, Southpoint and Red Rock. Gratuity is not included. This tour requires a total of 2 participants to guarantee departure. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

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