The best supervised fun on the Colorado River, The Family River Adventure is the perfect outing for the family or group where there is pretty much a vessel for anyone's needs. We have been a leader in SUP River Outfitting longer than anyone in Colorado and this is our option to make the river an inclusive playground for everyone in your group.
Select the items you want and the spaces you need in each vessel and you can be sure to never disappoint. Do you want to be away from your kids...put them in a raft and jump on an SUP. Would you rather sit than stand? Try a duckie (inflatable kayak). Do you have small kids under 7 and bigger ones that love water and activity? You can put the small ones tandem with a guide, on a duckie with you, on a raft or SUPSQUATCH and the others can be on SUP. Does grandma and grandpa want to come as well...put them in a raft.
Our goal is to make you the hero for booking this adventure. You can make it as challenging and exhilarating as you want or as leisurely and relaxing as you want. Instant and merited bragging rights when you get to your hotel and back home. You will have stories, content and memories to last a lifetime.
Ready to tackle the river on your own? We have a full rental fleet of inflatable stand up paddleboards.
We provide all the necessary accessories at out SUPCO Dome at Rancho Del Rio. We have a fleet of river-safe inflatable boards available at our Rancho del Rio SUP Headquarters.
For safety and to abide by the law, a certified Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and helmet are required. Sturdy shoes and a wetsuit are strongly advised.
The beautiful and renowned Colorado River is the perfect place for your family to enjoy an adventurous outing in the majestic Colorado outdoors. All tours meet at our Geodesic Dome SUP Headquarters at Rancho Del Rio. All patrons park near the Dome... check in, fill out waivers, get fitted with equipment, present their vouchers or pay for the tour, and put in, right at our private starting point.
Stand Up Paddle Colorado is one of the first licensed river outfitters to offer SUP trips commercially in the State of Colorado. The Upper Colorado has ideal river sections that can be split according to levels of comfort, safety and athleticism.
SUP is taking the world surfing community by storm and has now entered the realm of the river as well. For this activity you should be in adequate physical condition and be a comfortable swimmer. Class 2 rapids that may seem like nothing in a raft or kayak are a lot more challenging when standing on a SUP board while navigating through them. There is the potential for spending time in the water. This is why your trip includes instruction and a guide.
The tour begins with a safety talk and orientation. The first part of the tour includes an explanation of basic river dynamics and board and paddle familiarization. Only then does the tour advance into the rapids. There is always an SUP ACA Swiftwater accredited guide on the trip with never more than a 4/1 customer to guide ratio. Wetsuits and booties are provided on all trips along with helmets and PFD's.
The 2-2.5 hr tour finishes at State Bridge. You will be picked up by our shuttle van and taken back to the Dome Headquarters, where we began the tour. We encourage you to hang out and enjoy the beautiful setting at Rancho and use our picnic area if you bring food and drink.
Our tours until, 2 PM, allow a rafting add-on where younger children, friends and family who would prefer to spectate can be guided along with the paddlers to enjoy the scenic tour and offer hoots of encouragement to the paddlers.