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

Get the Full Kayaking Experience

Free River Cruises throughout the Summer

Join a river cruise lead by an experienced kayaker. Or volunteer to lead your own cruise for a group of paddlers. Learn more

Free River Weekends on the Poudre, Arkansas & Colorado Rivers

If you enjoy camping, potlucks, hanging out with friends, and a full weekend of boating, then you won't want to miss these weekends!
Check out the schedule


Baileyfest is back!

Come join us Aug 11-13 for a rocking takeout party and fun camping near Bailey, CO. Paddle the South Platte classics and meet some new people! Learn more

Meet Our Instructors

Our 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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