Stand Up Paddle Boarding & Kayaking

Stand Up Paddle Boarding, or SUP, in Colorado has exploded in popularity over the last few years. Because of our reservoirs, lakes, and rivers, Fort Collins plays host to some of the best SUPing spots in Colorado. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time on a board or you paddle every day. We have plenty of outfitters happy to set you up with the proper equipment, offer guided and unguided trips, and give you insider tips to explore the outdoors like a local.

Horsetooth Reservoir offers seemingly endless shoreline to explore and access to Horsetooth Mountain Open Space as well as Lory State Park. The Cache la Poudre River offers a different type of stand up paddle board experience. For your safety, always check conditions in the area where you’re planning to SUP by visiting their respective website.

Convenient access, clear water, challenging rapids, and beautiful scenery make the Cache la Poudre a river-runner’s paradise from May through September. Kayaks are suitable on various stretches of the river; just make sure you use an experienced commercial outfitter. From Class I all the way to Class V, we have rapids for every age and ability.



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