Paddle Boarding in Colorado

Surf’s up in Glenwood Springs, try standup paddleboarding on the Colorado River. A challenging way to enjoy the beautiful river, learn the basics in less than an hour! A one-hour lesson is all most people need to learn the basics of stand-up paddle boarding.

The best way to get started in this sport is with instruction from one of Glenwood’s SUPing outfitters. In a class, participants will learn essentials like how to go from a kneeling to a standing position, how to find the sweet spot or balance point on the board, how to turn and even the proper way to fall off a board.

The Colorado River around Glenwood Springs has plenty of calm places to practice. For visitors who want to take their skills to the next level, the Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park offers new challenges to master and an audience of spectators. Paddle boarding in Colorado in the experience of a lifetime!

Golden Rules of Stand Up Paddle Boarding

  • Always plant the paddle blade in the water before taking a stroke. Doing this will give boarders more power and stability.
  • Assume the ready position, that is, feet shoulder-width apart, knees bent and back straight.
  • Keep arms straight and engage core muscles when paddling.
  • Attempt to keep the board as “quiet” as possible in the water. If the board is slapping the water readjust feet and leg positions.

Explore all the things to do in Glenwood Springs; there is something for everyone and a new adventure to be had every day.

Rafting & Kayaking Outfitters

Alpine Quest Sports

Alpine Quest Sports
100 Midland Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: 970-928-9949

Defiance Rafting

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

Glenwood Adventure Company / Lakota Guides

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

Paddleboard Adventure Company

Paddleboard Adventure Company (May/June only)
2302 Devereux Rd
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
970-846-5926

Summit Canyon Mountaineering

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

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