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Kayaking The Colorado River

Monday, October 23, 2017 to Thursday, October 26, 2017
Harrah's Hotel & Casino
Laughlin, NV  
Shirl Troxel
(858) 602-7417
Registration is required
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This event involves kayaking, jet boat rides and entertainment in Laughlin, Nevada.  It is a 4-day/3-night event staying at Harrah’s Laughlin Hotel.  Plan to spend three nights at the 1500-room Harrah’s Hotel & Casino in Laughlin Nevada.  It is off-season and the room rates are phenomenal.  Gaming is available 24 hours a day.  It has a nice beach plus two swimming pools.  Participants need to make their individual hotel reservations

Don Cleland will be our on-site leader.  Don CBR @ 619-760-6067.

Happy hour starts at 5:00PM in Kathy Knowles' and Margaret Nicholas' room Monday through Wednesday and afterwards everyone goes to dinner at a place to be decided.  After dinner enjoy a stage show at a local hotel/casino.  Kathy CBR @ 858-437-1731 and Margaret CBR @ 517-351-3588.

Monday October 23, 2017  – Travel Day

Most of the day will be taken with the trip from San Diego to Laughlin.   The road trip is through mountains, high desert and low desert.


Tuesday October 24, 2017 – Kayaking the Colorado River

Kayak the Colorado River from Davis Dam past the hotel/casino waterfront; enjoy a leisure  picnic lunch at a park on the river.  Single or double kayaks are provided.  It is a fun paddle with NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.   An experienced guide will take you on this incredible paddle.  All transportation is provided.  Kayak cost is $55 per person plus $10 for lunch.  I have to collect $10 per person for lunch so if you haven't sent me your check yet, would you please make it out for $65 per person.  Send your check to Shirl Troxel, 17595 Devereux Rd, SD CA 92128.  You'll be meeting the tour operator at the main entrance of the Casino at 9am.  In addition to your check, I need to provide the tour operator with each individuals height, if you weigh over 200 lbs, the type of kayak (single or double) and if you want a sit inside or a sit on top of the kayak. 

Wednesday October 25, 2017 – Topock Gorge (one of most beautiful areas of the Colorado River) 

Ride the jet boat from Laughlin to Havasu City going through Topock Gorge and return.  The jet boats are all glass, air conditioned and they are FAST.  The round trip takes four hours with two hours for lunch in Havasu City and time to tour shops & scenery around the London Bridge. Total trip time is six hours. The tour operator will pick you up and return you to the dock in front of the hotel.  The jet boat cost is only $70 per person. Please make your own reservations and pay for the boat ride at


Thursday, October 26, 2017 -  See the sights of Laughlin and travel back to San Diego

Attractions include: Don Laughlin’s Classic Car Collection, Lake Meade National Recreation Area, Grapevine Canyon with Indian petroglyphs and short hikes, Christmas Tree Pass similar to Grapevine but with a rougher road, Hoover DamOatman, Arizona (a tourist attraction on Route 66 with donkeys wondering the streets) – a good place for lunch.  


Registration on the website is required. 

Shirl Troxel