Canoeing in Colorado
Guide to Canoeing in Colorado
Read on for guides to planning your own canoeing trip to Colorado, seeking out an outfitted trip, connecting with other Colorado paddlers, and many other resources! Find info or stories for any of the below CO-based paddling destinations:
- Trout Lake
- Navajo Reservoir
- Colorado River (rapids in the upper parts)
- Shadow Mountain Lake
- Sylvan Lake
- Platte River
Canoeing Locations in Colorado
If you want to plot your own route, check out all paddling locations in Colorado! Search thousands of put-in and take-out locations on our Paddling Locations Map and be sure to download the Go Paddling app where you can save favorites or create and share a float plan!
Plan a Canoeing Trip in Colorado
Over the years, many of our paddlers have paddled throughout Colorado and were so generous to share their paddling experiences with us in a community trip report. Read a few examples of Colorado community trip reports below:
Have you paddled in Colorado? Post Your Trip and share with the community!
Articles about Colorado Paddling
In the 30-odd years that the phrase has been in widespread use, "Leave No Trace" has emerged as the mantra for a generation of outdoor recreation fans. From signs in National Parks Service campsites, to posters in gear shops, the concept of "leave only footprints, take only memories" has defined the outdoor experience for millions of people worldwide.
Connect with Canoers in Colorado
Looking to connect with other paddlers in Colorado? Below are a number of resources to help get you started: