Kayaking in Colorado
Guide to Kayaking in Colorado
Read on for guides to planning your own kayaking 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:
- Poudre River
- Trout Lake
- Colorado River (rapids in the upper sections)
- Shadow Mountain Lake
- Sylvan Lake
Kayaking 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 Kayaking 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!
Connect with Kayakers in Colorado
Looking to connect with other paddlers in Colorado? Below are a number of resources to help get you started:
Kayak Outfitters in Colorado
Looking to rent a kayak or go on a guided trip? Check out these outfitters in Colorado:
Articles about Colorado Paddling
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