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

Training Camp 2015
Training Camp is Colorado Whitewater’s greatest annual event, in terms of both size and scope. Improve your paddling skills on moving water and share off-water fun and laughs with paddling friends, old and new. Learn more >

CW's 2015 Kayaking Classes
Each year, CW offers kayaking classes taught by ACA certified instructors for our members. We offer classes for beginners, kids, intermediates, roll tune-up and women's only classes. If you're interested in learning to kayak or just to improve your skill level, Colorado Whitewater is the best place to do it! Our 2015 instruction schedule has been set and you can sign up now.  Learn more >

Kim Saltus Johnston Memorial
The world lost a passionate adventurer and citizen October 6, 2012 with the passing of Kim Saltus Johnston; please join us as we honor her.
The family of Kim Saltus Johnston is working to dedicate a memorial along the banks of the Arkansas River and wanted to give all of those who knew her an opportunity to join with us in this endeavor in whatever measure you feel is correct for you. Kim had an enduring connection for over 30 years with the Arkansas, the Town of Buena Vista and particularly the river community that has called it their home, so it is only fitting that we place a memorial here to her spirit where the friends that she made here can join with the friends she would have made and perhaps tell a story or two that inspires others to live life exceptionally, just as she did. Donations for the memorial will be accepted through May 31st.  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!

Upcoming Events

04/28/2015 6:00 PM • Clear Creek Whitewater Park, Golden, Colorado
04/29/2015 5:30 PM • South Platte Near C-470
04/30/2015 7:00 PM • West High School, 951 Elati Street, Denver, CO 80204
05/02/2015 • To Be Determined
05/05/2015 6:00 PM • Clear Creek Whitewater Park, Golden, Colorado
05/06/2015 5:30 PM • South Platte Near C-470
05/12/2015 6:00 PM • Clear Creek Whitewater Park, Golden, Colorado
05/13/2015 5:30 PM • South Platte Near C-470
05/15/2015 5:00 PM • KOA in Cotopaxi, CO
05/22/2015 • Buena Vista, Colorado
CW is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
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