A state in the West of the United States there is no doubt Colorado has its fair share of beauty, from the Rocky Mountains to the desert canyons. Not only does the Mountain State differ in terrain but its capital city has a vibrant and diverse downtown. If you’re visiting the state be sure to check in with some of the magnificent views and breathtaking treks. Colorado has some of the best places to go Paddle Boarding in the world so no matter if you’re a local or just passing through make sure you have some spare time to relax on the water! In this article, we will tell you a few of our favorite places and give you a bit of information to help you decide which the best is.
Chatfield State Park– This stunning state park is perfect for paddle boarding. With calm waters and many local teachers and SUP yoga classes available it would be a good activity for the whole family and could be a great trip for you and colleagues. In 2015 Chatfield was hit by the biggest flood in its history; the water rose by over 6 feet and caused $110,000 worth of damage. But that hasn’t stopped local riders from using the lake and setting up their own rental shops so if you don’t have your own board that’s not a problem (link below). There are also camp sites close to the Lake so if you feel like taking your adventure to the next level that is easily possible. http://www.coloradosupsports.com/
Barr Lake– With one truly breathtaking view of the Rocky Mountains we would have to say this could be one of if not the best SUP spots in the world! Whilst enjoying your water workout you can take a look at the nearly 13,000-foot peaks of the mountains and you still feel energized after your time on the lake there is a 9-mile trek which goes around the lake (maybe save that for a different day?). If you’re looking for a SUP to rent you can book online with 5280 Paddlesports who are available on Saturdays but be sure to check their timetable (link below); they also provide lessons if anybody in your group is an inexperienced rider and wants to improve their skills. http://www.5280paddlesports.com/
Aurora Reservoir– The perfect place for a family day out, Aurora Reservoir is far enough out of the city that you can no longer hear the busy roads and honking horns and you can have a minute of peace and quiet. You can lose the kids on the beach while you go for a walk or rent a SUP and splash about under the Sun. a great opportunity to get everybody in the family active and having fun at the same time! Don’t forget to take the Sun Cream and a Picnic…
Map of Paddle Boarding location in Colorado
Colorado is a truly magnificent place to visit not only for its stunning natural beauty but also its unbelievable cities. We hope this article has helped you pick your ideal SUP spot and that you have a relaxing and fun experience on the water!