Black Canyon, Lake Mohave Stunning View
May 3, 2021
A stunning view of the Black Canyon at the tranquil Lake Mohave that is located south of the Hoover Dam along the Colorado River in the southern end of Lake Mead National Recreation Area. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Andrew Cattoir.)
Black Canyon is located south of Hoover Dam and extends approximately 26 miles downstream. With dark cliffs of volcanic rock, which soar above the river's reflective surface, this is an exceptional place to navigate a kayak or canoe, or to be ferried by raft from an authorized outfitter.
Black Canyon is a special place of rugged geology, desert wildlife and a colorful history. You will find beaches, caves, coves, hot springs, wilderness and solitude. Desert bighorn sheep and other wildlife are often seen on the cliffs along the river. Historic structures associated with the construction of Hoover Dam can also be viewed.
Visitors can even enjoy the exclusive Black Canyon Water Trail experience that starts at the Hoover Dam. it is provided by a limited number of vendors in Southern Nevada and Northern Arizona. Visitors are escorted to the launch site on a narrated bus ride into the Hoover Dam Security Zone. Before rafting or paddling down the water trail, guides describe the engineering marvel that is holding back up to 28.9 million acre feet of water in Lake Mead.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Andrew Cattoir.