Stay informed of news and announcements about the Colorado rivers and community we love.
  • 05/23/2023 6:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us to celebrate the life of Ron Huffmeier

    Ron Huffmeier 

    November 5, 1942 - February 20, 2023

    Join us for movies, photos, music and stories. 

    Thursday May 25, 5:30-7:00PM (visual presentation starts at 5:45)

    Outside, at our home, 4903 Franklin Dr.

    Boulder CO, 80301

    Please let me know if you are coming so that we can plan.


  • 05/17/2023 5:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CW Members,

    SAVE THE DATE for our first River Weekend of the 2023 season Friday, June 9 - Sunday, June 11 in the Roaring Fork Valley!  

    Limited camping will be available at Ami's Acres in West Glenwood Springs.  Volunteer lead cruises will be offered on Saturday and Sunday. 

    Registration will be going live and details to follow the week of May 22, so mark your calendars!


    Colorado Whitewater Association 

  • 05/17/2023 4:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us for a class II/III cruise on the Filter Plant section of the Cache la Poudre on June 24th. Ryan Ness will be leading the cruise, please contact him for details and to sign up!

  • 05/12/2023 5:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us May 24th for a cruise on Upper Clear Creek, a Class 4 run, led by Tim Kunin. All applicants need to be at least solid Class 3 boaters. Please contact Tim for details and to sign up.

  • 05/12/2023 5:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us for a cruise on Boulder Creek Town Run! This will be a Class 3 run, and is being led by Chris Zeller. All applicants need to be accomplished Class 2 boaters. Contact Chris for details and to sign up. 

  • 04/22/2023 9:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi CW Friends,

    Join us for our first cruise of the season on Saturday, May 13!

    We will be paddling a Class II section of river in the Glenwood Springs area.  

    Specific venue TBD pending flows and Glenwood Canyon access.  

    Potential runs include Cemetery (Roaring Fork River), Grizzly, or South Canyon (Colorado River).

    Interested participants please email Noelle Wilhite for details on time and location.

    Note: You must be a current CW member to participate for insurance reasons. Cruise size may be limited due to high flows and support crew availability.  Please be aware that we may be in the midst of runoff and flows may be high.  Cruise venue and participation will be at the discretion of CW.

  • 04/17/2023 3:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2023 Cruise Season begins Memorial Day Weekend!

    Dear Members of the Colorado Whitewater Association,

    We hope this letter finds you well and eager to get back out on the water! We are thrilled to announce that the 2023 Cruise Season for the Colorado Whitewater Association will begin on Memorial Day Weekend with cruises on the Arkansas River.

    As you know, our club has a long-standing tradition of promoting safe and responsible whitewater recreation in the Colorado area. With the support of our dedicated members and volunteers, we are able to provide a variety of exciting and challenging paddling opportunities throughout the season.

    Whether you are a seasoned paddler or just starting out, we invite you to join us for another unforgettable season on the river. From class 2 fun floats to adrenaline-pumping class 3 and 4 rapids, we have something for everyone. We will be posting the full schedule of events on our website in the coming weeks, so be sure to check back regularly for updates.

    As always, safety is our top priority, and we ask that all members participating in cruises have previous experience on the class of river being run.

    We also need volunteer cruise leaders and sweeps! Please contact the CW Cruise Director, Ryan Ness at if you are interested in leading and sweeping cruises for the 2023 season.

    We cannot wait to see you all on the river this season! Let's make 2023 another fantastic year for the Colorado Whitewater Association.


    Ryan Ness

    Cruise Director, Colorado Whitewater Association

  • 04/17/2023 11:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Golden River Sports Annual Spring Swap and Sale

    Friday April 21st - Sunday April 23rd

    It's time for Golden River Sports Annual Spring Swap and Sale!  

    Shop to your heart's delight!  Bring your river gear into the shop by 6pm on Thursday April 20th and list it for sale. If it sells during the weekend you get 100% store credit or 80% cash.  


    806 Washington Ave

    Golden, CO  80401


    (303) 215-9386

    Store Hours: 

    Mon-Sat 10am til 6pm

    Sun 10am til 5pm

  • 04/02/2023 7:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Movie Night is April 6th!

    Get Your Tickets Now

    The Caribbean Arepas food truck will be on-site for guests to purchase dinner.  Plus we have a 21+ bar, a kids bake sale, and awesome prize drawings!  Pucon Kayak, Confluence Kayak and Ski, and Woody’s Wood Fired Pizza have joined as sponsors alongside La Sportiva, Terra Hoover Realty, Backcountry Packraft, Team River Runner, The Golden Mill, Whitewater Workshop, Splattypus Imports, The UNsplit, and CU Sports Medicine’s  Stay tuned for more updates, BRING CASH, and don’t forget to get your tickets!

  • 02/26/2023 9:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Colorado Whitewater's Annual Movie Night returns April 6, 2023 with National Paddling Film Festival Road Show screening!

    For 40 years the National Paddling Film Festival has been hosting an annual competition to determine the best in paddle sport videos and images and to support American Whitewater and river conservation. The Colorado Whitewater Association is hosting the National Paddling Film Festival Roadshow (Colorado viewing) at the Oriental Theater in Denver. Event proceeds go to support Colorado Whitewater.

    Join us for the screening of several adrenaline-rushing, award-winning films! Cash bar (21+) and food truck will be available, plus prize drawings and giveaways during intermission. For a donation you could be taking home a cool prize! Friends, spouses, kids; all are welcome.

    Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show.

    Doors: 05:30PM

    Film Starts: 07:00PM

    Click Here to purchase Advance Tickets!

 Colorado Whitewater is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  1312 17th St #76767, Denver, CO 80202

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