Join NowPromoting Paddling and Conservation Since 1954

Colorado Whitewater (CW) is an all-volunteer 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.

What’s Happening

CW's Colorado Weekend
Come join your CW friends for a weekend on the Colorado River held September 11-13 -- and all ability levels are welcome!  Pumphouse run, which starts at the campsite, is perfect for beginners. Other boating opportunities include the Lower Blue and Glenwood Canyon. There will be a group potluck on Saturday evening. Camping at the BLM campground is $5 per day and kayaking are free! Learn more >



Submit Your Photo For The 2016 Calendar
Submit your very own, awesome pictures to possibly be included in Colorado Whitewater's 2016 Calendar! Submissions due no later than September 15. Your photo must be boating-related in order to be considered for the calendar.  There are no other rules besides that, so be creative! Learn more >


Save the Date! Fall Dinner 2015
Colorado Whitewater's 2015 Fall Dinner and annual elections will be held on November 10th at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden.  Check back soon to learn who our speaker will be an more details. Learn more >


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

Thank you to our sponsors!
 
The support from businesses helps CW achieve its mission as a nonprofit organization. We appreciate our partnerships with these businesses and encourage our members to support them as well. View our sponsors >






Upcoming Events

09/11/2015 • Pumphouse Campground, Upper Colorado River
09/12/2015 • Blue River
09/19/2015 • Blue River
11/10/2015 5:30 PM • American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th Street Golden, CO 80401
CW is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
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