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Colorado River

Colorado River

The Colorado River is one of North America’s most magnificent rivers – rising from the Rocky Mountains then flowing through waterfalls, desert landscapes, and stunning canyons, all before it empties its waters into the Gulf of California.

This stunning river is the country’s seventh longest river.

Colorado River, Activities, Adventures & Attractions Map, Arizona & Nevada

Some fascinating statistics about this river include the fact that it goes through 11 different monuments and national parks, diverse landscapes, seven states, and two countries. Closer to Nevada, adventure seekers enjoy its waters as it plunges down the Grand Canyon, making it a perfect destination for rafters. As its waters rush to fill Lake Mead, visitors also get the chance to enjoy boating on its waters before going to appreciate the structural marvel that is Hoover Dam.

Spend the day out with Western river Expeditions, who provide an exhaustive selection of tours to suit your needs. From one-day float adventures that are family-friendly to exhilarating six-day tours that include whitewater rafting through the Grand Canyon, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Hotel accommodation is available for select tour packages with add-ons such as park tours and day trips.

Want to explore the river and appreciate its majestic grandeur? Then choose a package from Yuma River Tours. Packages available here include high-speed jet boat tours and good old paddle steamer for those who are keen on slow travel. The availability of the Colorado King sternwheeler makes it possible to host private charters and scenic dinner cruises at sunset.

A tour of the Colorado River is incomplete without exploring the Hoover Dam, which is arguably the most prominent structure along the gigantic river. As one of the river’s key landmarks, the famous dam continues to attract tourists from all over the world. Make a stop at the visitor center, where you will learn more about the river.

There is also the options of taking a tour and getting up close with the power plant, as well as the inner processes within the dam itself. Tickets for the plant tour and visitor center may be booked in advance, but dam tour tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

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