River Cruises

For those interested in meeting up with other paddlers, Colorado Whitewater offers free river cruises arranged by volunteer trip coordinators. These trips allow you to step it up and try a new section of river with the support of experienced lead and sweeps who know that section. Or if you have a favorite run, then simply come along and have fun with a group of boaters! The trips are not a teaching or training exercise, and members who participate are responsible for their own conduct and safety. 

Learn more about leading or participating on a cruise.

In order to participate in any cruise, you must be a CW member and sign a waiver for each cruise:

Waiver (Adult)   |   Waiver (Minor)

Monday Beginners Meetup is back! (Golden playpark)

Finding people to paddle with is hard when you're new to kayaking. To help out, we're continuing last season's Monday Night Meetup (NOT an official CW cruise) to paddle after work in Golden. Come join Ruth Eipper for some paddling fun! We'll meet at the Golden Playpark (10th and Maple, parking lot on the left by the river) at 5:30pm 

This meetup is open for anyone who has had at least one day of instruction in a boat on moving water. We may be able to make accommodations for people who have at least had a full series of pool lessons but please let the leader know early via email so we can help get you prepared. Again, this isn't a class, a clinic, or a CW cruise - just an informal meetup of folks who want to paddle together. You must bring your own gear. There is no gear provided. In order to participate in this Meetup, you must bring your whitewater kayak, paddle, spray skirt, helmet, and PFD.

If you have any other questions, please contact Ruth Eipper

We want YOU.. to come paddle with us on Monday nights!-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The 2017 Cruise Schedule (So far - check back often for new cruises)

Please contact the cruise leader directly to sign up for the cruise and find out the logistics for the trip. Particularly for Class III sections of river, the cruise leader may ask you about your paddling experience to make sure that they comfortable leading you on the trip. 



September 2nd: Lower Blue (III), Green Mountain to Spring Road - Dick Alweis

September 8-10: Colorado Weekend!

September 23rd: Lower Blue (III) - Brooke Martin

BECOME A CRUISE LEADER OR SWEEP: We are always looking for experienced boaters to lead or sweep a trip. Contact Jessie Gunter to add your River Cruise to the schedule.

In order to participate in any cruise, you must be a CW member and sign a waiver for each cruise:

Waiver (Adult)   |   Waiver (Minor)

June 10th: Apple Valley (II+) or Filter Plant (II+) - Ron Huffmeier

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

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