Stand Up Paddleboarding

Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) may be more synonymous with Hawaiian and Californian beaches, but here in Colorado, SUPing on our beautiful rivers is becoming a genuine craze.

Trip Suggestions in the Area

Stand up paddleboarding on a river in Colorado

Whether you are a beginner looking to test out your SUPing skills on flat-water, or a river-rat with a few rides under your belt, there are several other bodies of water to play on in valley.

Easy

Flat sections of water are the perfect for learning techniques such as paddling strokes, balance and stance. Ask our staff about guided instruction options. Ideal local areas for beginners include; Northstar Preserve, Ruedi Reservoir, Rayburn's pond and Grizzly Reservoir.

Intermediate

So, you think you have the hang of it and want to try your luck on some small rapids? The body of water referred to as the Lower Roaring Fork (located in Carbondale, often referred to as Pink to Black) features some great little rapids. In the early Summer you can also witness the Heron's nesting season.

Advanced

Now, you have mastered the art of Paddle Boarding and want to navigate some trickier sections. We recommend the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs. There are multiple sections from Grizzly Creek (alternative put ins at No Name & Two Rivers) to the Glenwood Wave Park and if you're game on through to South Canyon rapid. Safety gear (personal floatation device & helmet) is provided and encouraged on river.

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