Welcome to Colorado Whitewater

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

Then come see what we're all about!

Upcoming events

Colorado Whitewater Happenings

AW Wants Our Opinions!

American Whitewater is seeking Colorado boaters' feedback on river user experience. If you'd like a chance at a $100 Visa gift card, head on over to the Upper Colorado River Wild and Scenic Survey and take part in the future of the Upper Colorado River! 

Get your 2018 CW Calendar!

Don’t have a CW calendar yet? Get 20% off when you order today. But hurry... there are less than 10 calendars left!

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Winter Classes are starting again!

Hone your skills before paddle season starts up again and fine-tune that roll! Have friends that want to learn? Have them sign up for the Beginner Classes so they can join you on the river this summer. Learn more

Meet Our Kayak Instructors

Our kayak classes are taught by volunteer instructors, who are ACA-certified (American Canoe Association).
Meet our instructors

Our Mission  
Colorado Whitewater (CW) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 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.

Colorado Whitewater is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  455 Sherman Street, Suite 300 Denver, CO 80203

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