Flat Water Paddling in Denver, CO
About Denver Flat Water Paddling
While Denver isn't a paddler's mecca, it does have a few nice areas to bring your boat. Cherry Creek Reservoir is one of the best and it's located right in the city. Views from the res include the city landscape on one side and the towering Rocky Mountains on the other. The South Platte River runs through the city and is placid enough in most sections for leisurely paddling. A bit farther down the road in Boulder (about 40 minutes away), Boulder reservoir offers another option that is equally as scenic and often less crowded. A little over an hour away, Lake Grandby is one of the true paddling destinations that can be combined with camping adventures or even local hikes.
This mountain town is fast becoming a hub of this thrilling sport. Here, how to get started canyoning in Ouray.
Tackle Challenger, Kit Carson, and Humboldt in a one-two-three punch of these hardcore Colorado 14ers.
Colorado zip lines are popping up all over the state. Take your adventure to new heights with these five adrenaline-fueling picks.
The mountains of Colorado are full of aviation history, if you know where to look. Here, three fascinating front range plane wrecks.
With the third-highest number of microbreweries per capita in the country, it's no surprise Colorado's favorite recovery beverage is beer. Here are the best trail-to-tavern pairings in the Denver area.
See All Stories in Denver, CO