I am excited to incorporate a new “Travel Tuesday” series on my blog! With the amount of traveling I have been doing lately and more trips planned in the near future I think detailing the best part of my adventures weekly is a great way to keep you in the loop. Hopefully some of these places make it on to your bucket list.
These are the four best spots on our part of the river spanning from Topock Gorge to Jack Smith Marina, which covers about 20 miles by boat. If you are familiar with the area feel free to share your favorite spots in case I missed anything, we are always looking for new places to jump!
Without further adieu, here is a list of the best spots to cliff jump and rope swing on the Colorado River starring my brother, Walker! Rope Swing on the Topock Bridge
- Rope Swing on the Topock Bridge
You can’t miss this landmark you have to drive your boat under the bridge in order to get to Topock66 or Pirate’s Cove! There are ski handles permanently tied to the steel rafters. It’s actually a train track so if you wait long enough you’ll see the train go by as you’re swinging off!
2. The “Keep Off” Tower Between Topock and The Gorge
There isn’t an official name for this spot besides the fact there is a “keep off” warning painted on the side. It’s fairly easy to climb up since there is a staircase, but the concrete and metal is VERY hot during the summer since temperatures skyrocket to 120 degrees or hotter.
3. The Topock Gorge
There is really only one cliff to jump off in the The Gorge. Since it’s a “no wake zone” it’s easy to have a boat drop you off close by and wait. Once again the rocks are extremely hot during the summer so bring sandals or water shoes. This spot is more for experienced cliff jumpers, the lowest platform is about 25 feet and the highest is around 40 feet.
4. The Silver Penis
I’m not sure if we gave it this name when we were younger or if it’s always been called “the silver penis,” but either way you can’t miss this spot! You can take backroads from Highway 40, but it’s easiest to reach by boat. If you head upriver it will be on your left before you hit Jack Smith Marina. As you can see it’s not very high so you’ll see plenty of younger kids jumping off as well.