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Colorado Whitewater (CW) is an all-volunteer organization that promotes the sport of whitewater kayaking in the Rocky Mountain Region. We introduce new kayakers to whitewater, teach paddling techniques, promote and teach whitewater safety, and support racing and freestyle kayak competitions.

In addition, our mission is to inform the public about river access, conservation, and other general issues concerning rivers and wilderness, while working to resolve problems related to those issues.

What’s Happening

ACA Swiftwater Rescue Clinic
Somewhere, at sometime, you will wish you knew what to do in a river emergency. Just rescuing gear can turn into a nightmare, never mind rescuing a person. Quick response time and the knowledge to set up a rescue safely are skills you should have as a boater. Make this the year to bring your rescue skills to a higher level. Kayakers must be of Class II-III ability. This clinic qualifies as an ACA sanctioned course. Sign up today >

CW's Colorado Weekend
Come join your CW friends for a weekend on the Colorado River held September 11-13 -- and all ability levels are welcome!  Pumphouse run, which starts at the campsite, is perfect for beginners. Other boating opportunities include the Lower Blue and Glenwood Canyon. There will be a group potluck on Saturday evening. Camping at the BLM campground is $5 per day and kayaking are free! Learn more >

Looking to join Colorado Whitewater?
Are you just getting started kayaking and looking for a great way to start running rivers? Or perhaps an experienced paddler who'd like to meet local boaters and give something back to the Colorado whitewater community? Then join Colorado Whitewater today!

Thank you to our sponsors!
The support from businesses helps CW achieve its mission as a nonprofit organization. We appreciate our partnerships with these businesses and encourage our members to support them as well. View our sponsors >

Upcoming Events

08/08/2015 • S. Fork, S. Platte River
08/11/2015 6:00 PM • Bear Creek Lake Park, Soda Lakes
08/22/2015 8:00 AM • TBD
09/11/2015 • Pumphouse Campground, Upper Colorado River
09/12/2015 • Blue River
09/19/2015 • Blue River
CW is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
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