• Duckies on the River in Glenwood Springs, CO

Explore the River on a Ducky Kayak

Inflatable kayaks, also known as duckies, are ideal for one or two people. The ducky experience is more physically challenging than rafting, but that’s all part of the fun. Forgiving and easy to maneuver, duckies are ideal for recreating on Glenwood’s rivers. For those with an adventurous spirit, they can even be more fun than rafting because the person at the helm is in complete control of the boat.  The nice thing about them is they ride low in the water and are considered very stable, even as they pass through some of Glenwood’s splashiest rapids. Glenwood’s outfitters provide visitors with several ducky kayak options including renting the inflatable boats for self-guided trips or choosing a follow-the-leader guided tour, either way, duckies are suitable for many ages. Rental companies will help visitors determine which rivers and what sections of the river are safe and suitable to run. Most companies also offer a shuttle service.

Kayaking & Rafting Outfitters

Alpine Quest Sports

Alpine Quest Sports
62 County Road 135
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
970-928-9949

Blue Sky Adventures

Blue Sky Adventures
319 6th Street (in the Hotel Colorado)
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
970-945-6605

Defiance Rafting

Defiance Rafting
1308 County Road 129 at No Name exit 119
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
970-404-3022

Glenwood Adventure Company / Lakota Guides

Glenwood Adventure Company / Lakota Guides
723 Cooper Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
970-945-7529

Glenwood Canyon Rafting

Glenwood Canyon Rafting
2610 Gilstrap Court
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
970-384-0445

Up the Creek Rafting

Up the Creek Rafting
309 9th Street (Inside Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop)
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
970-947-0030

Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Rafting
2000 Devereux Road
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
800-993-7238
970-945-8477

Summit Canyon Mountaineering - Ducky & SUP Rentals

Summit Canyon Mountaineering
205 6th Street
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
970-945-6994

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