Kayak Lake Mead and Black Canyon
Cranes Nest - Desert Adventure Fitness Desert Adventure Fitness

The Adventure: Cranes Nest Rapids Rating:  beginner intermediate

This is a favorite, we do it often. The paddle is short (only 4 miles one way), the canyon is scenic, the ridge run is classic. TAGS: beginner intermediate kayaking, hiking, trail running, canyoneering, climbing   

In the Black Canyon, Willow Beach to Cranes Nest area: kayak from Willow Beach to Cranes Nest, run up Cranes Nest Canyon, up an 'almost slot canyon', up along a ridge, follow a big horn sheep trail along the ridge and return -  4 mile paddle, 6 mile run, 4 mile paddle  -  BLUE  icons on the Google Map - 6 hours. See this adventure as a Google Earth  TOUR

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