Stand Up Paddle Colorado

Stand Up Paddle Colorado is in Full Swing for the Summer Season!

Stand Up Paddle Colorado is rocking and rolling at all three of our Colorado locations: Rancho del Rio on the Colorado River, Nottingham Lake in Avon and Lake Dillon at the Dillon Marina.   Whether you’re a mountain town local from Breckenridge, Vail, Avon or Steamboat Springs, an out-of-town visitor or a weekend warrior from Denver, we have a nearby …


Dillon Marina Hub Safety and Instruction

A common misconception on Lake Dillon is that the Dillon side of the marina is more exposed and therefore more dangerous than other places on the reservoir.  As someone who has run tours out of both Marinas and also paddled all over the lake in many different conditions, the truth is that when it blows…it blows hard anywhere and everywhere.  …


Heart and Humility

  The other day I was invited to be a part of a panel with Go Breck to have the opportunity to pitch to property managers and the Breckenridge Info Center staff on our outfitter.  The panel was made up of primarily outfitters that provided services on the water.  There were 4 rafting companies, one touring kayak company, a random …


BLOG – Winter Ride and Summer SUP

With the first day of Spring just recently passing, we wanted to share this video so that all of you riders and skiers out there that are looking for a Summer activity strongly consider the evolving sport of SUP.  Those of you all ready stoked with SUP, this should just be rekindling your fire as the latest snowfall just adds …


BLOG – SUP Stoke Pre Season Deals

A couple of weeks ago I stubbornly and insistently strapped a paddleboard to the roof of my car and went to Evergreen Lake to try to get a paddle in. Maybe it is my South Floridian naïveté or maybe it was me not wanting to admit to myself that it was December, but my plans were thwarted by a thick …


2008 Westwater Trip

BLOG – A Home for SUP in Colorado

4.5 years ago when I started paddleboarding in Colorado there were only a handful of people in the state doing it.  SUP pioneers in Colorado like Earl Richmond, Aaron Koch, Ken Hoeve and Charlie Macarthur (to name a few) were some of the first Colorado locals to begin to try to try the boards on whitewater.   At that time, there …


SUPCO launches!

Stand Up Paddle Colorado launches!   We are so thrilled to have the opportunity to launch the first dedicated Stand Up Paddle outfitter on the Colorado River, and one of the first in the West!  It’s a dream that started to become a reality when I met Javier Placer last spring at State Bridge.  Javi has been guiding internationally for …


Why take a lesson?

I guess it is like anything else, you can struggle on your own and figure things out or you can spend a safe afternoon with an enthusiastic guide to learn the basics of the sport.  The river can be a very safe and tranquil place but also a very dangerous and tricky body of water if you do not give …