Cruises will be held on multiple sections of the South Platte River near Deckers, Colorado. There will be multiple sections available, pending water levels, for all abilities: Deckers (II+), Foxton (III+), Waterton (III).
We'll have a potluck BBQ at the takeout (confluence with North Fork).
Contact Jodi Lee to sign up or for more information.
This is a class II run and 12 miles long. All ability skill levels are welcome; however, you must have some experience in a kayak on rivers. This is also a fun run to bring your SUP. Please let the trip leader know your ability level when signing up. All participants must bring their own equipment.
FoxtonThis cruise is limited to 6 participants unless you are volunteering to help sweep. You need to have Class lll skills and a roll.
This cruise is a class III/IV run and only one mile long. We'll walk back up half way and run the rapid section multiple times. Once we're worn out, we'll walk our boats back up to the put-in and enjoy the potluck BBQ with the Deckers cruise.
Important CW Cruise Information:
Please remember you are responsible for yourself on the river. You are also responsible to the group. Boat within your ability. Don't take unnecessary risks. Don't participate in a rescue if you are likely to become another victim. Cruise Coordinators have the right to deny inclusion on a trip for any reason and they also have the right to request a participant to leave the river for any reason. Conditions change drastically with water level.
Do not show up to a cruise unannounced. You must contact the cruise leader in advance as trips have participant limits and ability requirements. If you are not going to make a scheduled event, you MUST let the leader know. No-shows are inconsiderate.
Cruises and River Weekends are not instructional events. You should have the skills necessary to safely navigate the section of river to be run. Only current CW members are allowed to participate in CW events. Please bring your completed liability waiver to give to the leader for each event. Click here to download the waiver.
Some cruises may be above the ability level for some members and varying water levels can have an impact on the difficulty of the run. Please research the water level and run you are interested in doing. You can find some of this information at the River Levels webpage on our website. Published resources include Colorado Rivers & Creeks 2 and Whitewater of the Southern Rockies. Unfortunately both of these are now out of print but many members have copies until new versions are available. Refer to Riverbrain and AW for additional information. If you are unsure if your ability matches the run at the predicted flow, discuss your boating resume with the trip leader.