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Stand Up Paddle Colorado is excited to partner with the Town of Avon to offer one of the most vibrant recreational lake scenes in the state. Right off of I-70, walking distance from Avon hotels and with stunning views of Beaver Creek and the Vail Valley, paddling this little lake may be one of the most fun things you do this summer. Our goals are simple…access and inclusivity. We have a wide variety of SUP boards that are sleek and fast, big and stable or large enough for the whole family. For those that don’t want to stand or be on a board, we have pedal/paddle boats that can fit up to 4 people at a time.

We have buoys set up for those inclined to race and also have the latest trend in SUP: SUP Polo. SUP Polo takes SUP to a new level where you compete on a court in the water in a 3 on 3 match. We allow as many subs as you want with a per person fee after the additional 6 people needed to play a match. We rent the field and equipment by the hour, which is enough time to get at least a couple of games in. We spend a little time going over gear and rules and let you guys have at it!

We take reservations up to the night before and then offer activities on a first come first serve basis. We recommend that large groups make reservations in advance. We also work with camps and schools and have an instructional format that has given us great results with both large and small groups.

All of our boards and equipment are for sale at any given time, so if you're interested in committing to the fastest growing water sport and want to get outfitted, we can help! We also offer instruction and tours on the Colorado River and Lake Dillon, so if you feel inclined to learn more and take your paddling to higher levels of proficiency, we would love to book those activities for you.

Stand Up Paddle Colorado is excited to offer pedal boats/paddle boats on Nottingham Lake. The boats seat a maximum of 4 people, and we rent them in 1/2 Hour or Full Hour blocks. You can gently cruise around the small lake or get a leg work out if you wish. The views of Beaver Creek and the Vail Valley are stunning.

Drugs and Alcohol: Stand Up Paddle Colorado, It’s guides and affiliates have the right to cancel or negate service to any one 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.


Stand Up Paddle Colorado is extremely excited to be the first in Colorado to offer SUP Polo. We played it in Slat Lake City during Outdoor Retailer 2015 and knew we had to pioneer this because of the flat out fun we had. Stand Up Paddle Polo, or just SUP Polo, is a new sport being introduced by Starboard that does exactly what it says: Combines water polo with stand up paddling.

SUP Polo is best described as a cross between water polo, lacrosse and a destruction derby, all played out on inflatable boards inside an inflatable field. The game is short, fast, mildly chaotic and awesomely entertaining. The rules of official tournament play are as follows: (During rental period, the rules will not be as stringent) SUP POLO RULES Teams:
  • Consist of 3 players each team with 1 alternate substitute.
  • Each team may make 1 substitute per half.
  • 6 SUP Polo board
  • 6 SUP Polo paddle
  • 1 SUP Polo Ball
  • 2 Goals (3m long x .09m high)
  • 1 regulation 20 x 25m field
Duration of Contest:
  • (2) 10 min halves (Teams to change sides at halftime)
  • 5 min halftime
  • (1) 5 min overtime
  • If game tied after end of overtime, each player will shoot 1 shot at goal from midfield - the most goals wins.
  • If still tied, each team will take a shot in sudden death shoot-out – team who scores first wins.
  • Ball to be played with paddle only
  • No use of hands, feet or head to advance ball
  • Ball can only be played while standing up, no kneeling or in the water passes or shots.
  • No goalie in front of the goal allowed, all players must be paddling.
  • No intentional contact with another player by striking paddles, or boards.
Minor fouls:
  • Use of hand or feet to block or advance ball – opposing team gets ball at point of foul.
  • Running into another team players board or stepping on another players board– opposing team receives ball at point of contact.
  • A player is positioned in front of goal without paddling and acting as a goalie – opposing team receives the ball.
  • Kneeling while passing the ball or retrieving ball from the water while player is in the water – opposing team receives ball at point of foul.
Major Fouls:
  • Intentionally charging another players board with your board – 1 min penalty assessed.
  • Using hands or feet or head to block goal from being scored – penalty shot from midfield
  • Player is standing in front of goal (blocking), without paddling, shot is taken and blocked – penalty shot from midfield
  • When penalty shots are taken, all players must be behind player taking shot at midfield.
  • Any player receiving 3 (1 min) penalties is disqualified. Team will play remainder of the game with only 2 players.

Stand Up Paddle Colorado is excited to announce its first ever SUP intensive kids camp in the Vail Valley. We have an amazing location at Nottingham Lake in Avon and on the Colorado River where we feel confident we can offer a truly one of a kind experience for kids looking to learn more about SUP and have tons of fun and activity on the water. The best age range for the camp would be 10-17 years of age. The camp is a 4 Day package that includes 3 1/2 days in the morning from 8am-Noon and the last day will be a Full Day on the River.

The class will begin with an ACA format of SUP history, stroke and footwork fundamentals, equipment breakdown as well as fitness and conditioning. We will have time trials to measure improvement as well as video shooting for stroke analysis. Included in the experience is the one of a kind SUP Polo which is a perfect vehicle to work on fitness and stability in a dynamic setting. On one of the days, the class will have access to premier carbon race SUP's and have an ability to train and paddle on them. On the 3 day at Nottingham we will have a mini Battle of the Paddle style race and a SUP Polo tournament.

On the 4th day and last day of the class, we have a full day on the Colorado River. The first half of the day we work out of our Rancho Del Rio Basecamp in the upper eddies and work on fundamental river sup skills. After lunch we will paddle down our 4 mile stretch where they will be able to try and navigate Class 1 and 2 Whitewater. The class is limited to 15 kids. The course is meant to be a progression where we go from flatwater to moving water. We can make accommodations for kids not wanting to try the rapids by themselves by having them go down the river on one of our monster inflatables with a guide. For questions or more information, please call Javier's cell phone at 303-386-2042.

Price includes:
  • Top Tier Instruction
  • Board, Paddle PFD - Nottingham
  • Board, Paddle. PFD, Helmet, Wetsuit, Booties - Colorado River
  • Video Stroke Analysis
  • SUP Fitness and Conditioning
  • SUP Polo Nottingham and Tournament
  • Battle of the Paddle Style Race
  • Premium Race Board Demo and trial
  • Full Day on Colorado River
  • We provide transportation to Rancho Del Rio back and forth on the last day.

The SUPKids program is designed to teach kids SUP, water safety & environmental education. We know what it’s like to fall in love with being in the water. And we know that, with a passion for SUP comes a responsibility to take care of our environment. Our vision is to create experiences for our SUPKids that will enhance their appreciation, respect & understanding for sustainable living.

Our program is run in an inclusive, non-competitive environment with a real focus on building self-esteem. We use games, drills & SUP activities to ensure that our SUPKids walk away with vital water safety skills that will stay with them for life. We’ve taken environmental education out of the classroom, to the great outdoors, where we think it belongs.



1 hour - $100 for 6 people

SUP Rental

1 hour - $25

Pedal Boat Rental

30 minutes - $15

Pedal Boat Rental

1 hour - $20

Raptor Rental

1 hour - $80 for 4 people

SUP Programs

Tribe Kids Camp Nottingham and Colorado River 4 DAY SUP

4 days - $399

SUP Kids at Nottingham Lake

$350 per kid