Coursing more than a thousand miles from the Rockies to the Sea of Cortez, the mighty Colorado River provides irrigation, public water and hydroelectric power to parts of California, Nevada and Arizona. In Laughlin, the river also offers a wide spectrum of recreational activities. Enjoy boating, water skiing, jet skiing and fishing or a refreshing dip in the brisk water. Launch ramp facilities are plentiful along the river, as well as a multitude of watercraft rental services. For a more relaxed pace, take a leisurely, scenic ride or dinner cruise aboard paddlewheel steamship replicas and tour boats while listening to a narrated history of Laughlin and the surrounding area. The river can also be enjoyed by strolling along Laughlin's River Walk. Extending from the Riverside Resort to the River Palms, visitors can take a relaxing walk along the river's edge and see the many fish and waterfowl that flock to its shores.