• Customized Kayaking & Hiking Trips for Corporate Groups in Nevada

     
    POSTED March 26, 2022
     
  • Customized Kayaking & Hiking Trips for Corporate Groups in Nevada

     
    POSTED March 26, 2022
     

The latest addition is the availability of Spanish-speaking guides. 

Based in Boulder City, Nevada, Evolution Expeditions has been running kayak tours since 2006. Today, the outfitter offers fully customizable tours that can include hiking for groups of up to 60 guests, whether it’s a half-day break from meetings or a full day expedition. 

With ample sightseeing opportunities along the lower Colorado River, group kayaking tour itineraries can be planned to include a variety of stops including Hoover Dam, Emerald Cave, Sauna Cave, geothermal hot springs, waterfalls, private beaches and coves. Treks traverse through narrow slot canyons on the Arizona Hot Spring and Goldstrike Hot Spring hikes. 

As an added bonus, Evolution Expeditions recently announced that Spanish-language tours are now available. “We are thrilled to offer Spanish speakers the opportunity to learn about the incredible Black Canyon and Colorado River with our new tours,” says Chris Cherney, owner. “We have two incredible Spanish-speaking guides on our staff that give in-depth commentary and insight about this stunning geological area for guests taking our tours.”

All three Evolution Expeditions tours are available in Spanish.

Kayak Hoover Dam and Hot Springs Hike – This excursion includes seven hours of paddling, hiking and soaking in the beauty of the Black Canyon. Participants paddle from the base of the Hoover Dam and down the Colorado River to view waterfalls, learn about local wildlife, kayak in the Emerald Cave and soak in geothermal hot spring pools. 

Kayak Emerald Cave – With views of primitive volcanic canyon walls and lunch on a remote beach, this tour involves approximately four hours of adventure along the Colorado River. Guests paddle at the opening of Black Canyon, see the green water of Emerald Cave, hike up a hill to enjoy views of the canyon and swim at a remote beach, all while learning about the wildlife on both Nevada’s and Arizona’s shorelines. 

Kayak Emerald Cave Express – Slightly shorter at three hours, this tour starts at Willow Beach. Participants venture into the Black Canyon, paddle past landmarks from the 1920-era Hoover Dam project and experience the glowing green water inside Emerald Cave. 

Tour length determines whether lunch, snacks or both are included. For groups, customized food and beverage packages can be arranged and can include s’mores around a bonfire. In addition, Evolution Expeditions offers round-trip shuttle service for groups meeting in Las Vegas and other locations within southern Nevada.

Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana, has named Molly Smith and Kristen Snavely co-general managers of the all-inclusive luxury property situated in the Bitterroot Valley. Smith is returning to Triple Creek Ranch after a brief hiatus. Previously serving as GM for four years after working her way up from pastry chef, she has since perfected her skills at The Inn at Hastings Park in Massachusetts, another Relais & Châteaux property. 

 

With meetings returning to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic levels out, outdoor mountain pursuits are finding more time on meeting agendas. Taking events outdoors not only boosts attendees’ comfort level as they ease back into in-person meetings, time spent in nature is proven to improve brain health and stimulate creative thinking as well.

We’ll be looking at this topic in-depth in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Mountain Meetings. Consider this as an introduction to some of the possibilities.  

 

What happens when several prominent Santa Fe residents come together to revive a historic railroad? In this case, it’s something special in the form of Sky Railway that launched in December and was born from the ashes of Santa Fe Southern that stopped running in 2012.