Experience “river time” as the captain of your own boat or board! Enjoy one of the unique activities available in the Rocky Mountains… Paddling on a high altitude waterway so close to it’s source!


Rentals are $115 for board or boat with shuttle on the Northstar Nature Preserve.

Classes & Workshops

What We Offer

  • Stand Up Paddling lessons
  • Kayak pool sessions at the Aspen Recreation Center pool
  • Private and class lessons – half day, full day, and multi day 
  • Basic weekend or weeklong courses – training in strokes and maneuvers in flat water, class I and II rivers. See our schedule!
  • 9 week teen camps
  • 6 day trips down Green River
  • 2 week trips down the Grand Canyon
  • ACA instructor certification courses for Kayak or Stand Up Paddle

Where We Paddle

Our beautiful local rivers… The Roaring Fork and the Colorado River are perfect for the first timer to the seasoned expert. From flat water lakes to our showcase class I and II beginner zones in the Northstar Nature Preserve and Wildwood sections, to the beginner/ intermediate class II and III sections on the lower Fork and Colorado. Class IV whitewater awaits the advanced to expert paddler only 5 minutes from Aspen making the Roaring Fork valley a paddling paradise.

All skills you learn from the first session on will transfer to all types of paddling, especially sea kayaking and sit on top kayaks available at resorts around the world.

What’s Included

  • We are the only company using performance Stand Up Paddle boards and kayaks that actually allow you to progress in the art of river running.
  • All gear, transportation and lunch for full day participants
  • Equipment that is state of the art in performance and safety
    • Kayaks from Jackson, Liquid Logic, Dagger, Wave Sport, and Pyrahna
    • Inflatable Stand Up Paddle boards from C4 Waterman
    • Paddles from Werner and Pohaku
    • Wetsuits, fleece, paddle jackets, booties and helmets 

*Kayaking and paddle boarding is for everyone who can swim, ages 12 and up, (private and special kids group sessions available for younger paddlers).

No prior experience is necessary. 



POOL SESSION (Rolling, Bracing, Rescue, and Paddling Skills)

  • Tuesdays at ARC, 6 – 7:30pm ($49/session or $110 for 3 sessions)
  • Private pool sessions available for $110/hour


Late May through September, 7 days a week:

  • Morning half-day: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm ($115)
  • Afternoon half-day: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm ($115)
  • Full-day: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm ($210)
  • Week long: 4 half-days and one full-day ($650)
  • Weekend: 2 full-days ($399)



  • 1 Person $ 390
  • 2 People $ 265 per person
  • 3 People $ 215 per person
  • 4-5 People $ 195 per person


  • 1 Person $ 265
  • 2 People $ 200 per person
  • 3 People $ 160 per person
  • 4-5 People $ 130 per person


$300/person, all gear included – ALL SESSIONS ARE IN ASPEN


  • June 19 and 20 – Half-day river sessions (9:30-12:00pm)
  • June 21 and 22 – Full-day river sessions (9:30-3:00pm)


  • July 10 and 11 – Half-day river sessions (9:30-12:00pm)
  • July 12 and 18 – Full-day river sessions (9:30-3:00pm)


$599/person, all gear included

All sessions start at 9:30 am and finish by 4:30 pm drop off

  • June 16 – Roaring Fork River Wildwood/Aspen Play Park
  • June 25 – Roaring Fork River Glenwood Springs
  • July 1 –  Roaring Fork Down Valley
  • July 8 –  Roaring Fork Down Valley
  • July 22 –  Roaring Fork Down Valley
  • July 29 –  Roaring Fork Down Valley
  • August 5 – Roaring Fork Down Valley

ACA IDW/ICE Instructor Workshops, Certifications & Updates



  • May 13-16 – ACA L1,2 SUP Instructor Certification Workshop Essentials of SUP
  • May 20-24 – ACA L4 Whitewater Kayak Instructor Certification Workshop
  • June 4-5 – ACA L3,4 SUP Instructor Certification Workshop River SUP

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