Enjoy the thrill of the beautiful and renowned Colorado River!
The 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 II 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 del Rio and use our picnic area if you bring food and drink.
Our tours until, 3:30 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.
Ready to tackle the river or lake on your own? We have a full rental fleet of inflatable stand up paddle boards.
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. We rent out river-safe inflatable boards and all the necessary accessories at our SUP CO Headquarters at Rancho Del Rio. Rental options are set in 3 hour blocks. Full day rentals are subject to availability. We do not do overnight rentals.
A 24 hr. reservation is required to guarantee availability for a specific time. Late arrivals may not find equipment available on high demand days. A full rental charge will be made on late returns. No rentals permitted after 3:00PM. Blackout Days may be assessed considering high demand and buyout trips. Reservations are highly recommended for the weekends.
Drugs and Alcohol:
Stand Up Paddle Colorado, its guides, and affiliates have the right to cancel or negate service to anyone that shows up with drugs and alcohol, under the influence of drugs and alcohol or with the intent to use drugs and alcohol while using our equipment at any of our locations - Colorado River, Nottingham Lake and Lake Dillon. Cancellations done by our staff because of this or any other behavior that is deemed risky or irresponsible will be non-refundable.
For the SUP Advanced Full Day Tour we run the same sections we typically run on our full day rafting trips. We drive from our HQ at upstream to the Pumphouse, put in and run 10 miles of river and Class II and III rapids finishing at our Dome HQ. The length of the trip, the nature of the rapids and its remote setting requires a safety raft to paddle along for support. If at any point a patron wants to take a break from paddling, they are encouraged to sit in the raft for however long they wish and just enjoy the scenery. All rapids are scouted and explained beforehand. If at any point a patron decides he or she does not want to run a rapid on the board, they can sit in the raft and continue on the board after the rapid. Lunch is included in this tour as well.
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Wonderfully scenic and inclusive trip in Class II whitewater. Perfect for individuals, families and groups. Can be combined with a SUP tour. Enjoy the scenery and whitewater conditions of the Colorado River!
The beautiful and renowned Colorado River is the perfect place for your family to enjoy an adventurous outing in the majestic Colorado outdoors. All rafting tours meet at our Rancho Del Rio basecamp. All patrons meet at the Geodesic Dome where they check in, fill out waivers, get fitted with equipment and get a safety and paddle talk.
The section of the river is a wonderful and scenic Class I-II whitewater that makes this trip ideal for families with young children, or large groups with diverse ages and athletic abilities. It is a perfect adventure for a family reunion where children as young as four and adults of any age can share a memorable time on the river. It is also the perfect place to test yourself and your family before trying something more challenging. Along the way, there are rustic abandoned cabins from the turn of the century and a scenic wonderful float with bald eagles and other wildlife that can arrive at any moment.
Introduction to River SUP
2 ½ hours - $109
SUP Full Day
6 hours- $189
*For intermediate and advanced paddlers
3 hours - $59
2 ½ hours
Adults - $49
Children - Ages 12 and under - $42
Seniors - Ages 65 and over - $45