.....of the Colorado, not the Gunnison.

I want to paddle from Willow Beach to the hot springs just below Hoover Dam. Yes that's upstream. I'm much better on my legs than in a kayak but I'm not a weak paddler. I have a 16' boat. I'm in no hurry and I'll have 2 days if needed to cover the 10 mile distance.

How bad is the current? Does it vary with outflow from the dam? Local outfitters offer day trips going a few miles upstream from Willow beach so that sounds encouraging. I just think it would be nice to hear from someone who has actually done it.

Plenty of outfitters offer a one way trip downstream from the dam to Willow Beach but I want to do it my way!!!!
If you only travel on sunny days you will never reach your destination.*

* May not apply at certain latitudes in Canada and elsewhere.