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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

Golden Community Rodeo Series
Wednesday Evenings - July 1, 8 & 15
Colorado Whitewater is a proud sponsor of the 12th Annual Golden Community Rodeo Series at the Clear Creek Whitewater Park in downtown Golden, CO. Everyone is welcome to compete, no matter your skill level... or just come cheer on the kayakers! New this year is a Down River Fun Race for ALL boaters on July 15th. So bring your kayak, SUP, or canoe and participate in the race. You'll be entered for your chance to win the prizes!
Learn more >

ACA Swiftwater Rescue Clinics
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. Learn more >

CW's Arkansas Weekend
Come join your CW friends for a weekend on the Arkansas River! This year's Arkansas River Weekend will be held July 17-19 -- and all ability levels are welcome!  The "backside" of the runoff "bubble" is the perfect time to visit, or revisit, the Arkansas River this summer.  Milk Run, Brown's Canyon, Fractions, Numbers -- they are all waiting for you!  This will be one of the funniest events CW holds all year! Camping 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

07/08/2015 • Clear Creek Whitewater Park, Golden Colorado
07/08/2015 • Clear Creek Whitewater Park, Golden Colorado
07/11/2015 • Roaring Fork River
07/14/2015 6:00 PM • Bear Creek Lake Park, Soda Lakes
07/15/2015 • Clear Creek Whitewater Park, Golden Colorado
07/15/2015 • Clear Creek Whitewater Park, Golden Colorado
07/17/2015 • Little Browns Creek area, Chaffee County
07/31/2015 • Roaring Fork River
08/01/2015 • Roaring Fork River
08/08/2015 • S. Fork, S. Platte River
CW is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
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