Colorado Whitewater encourages everyone to choose safety over adventure by finding a group to provide instruction, never boating alone, taking a safety class, and staying within your experience and comfort zone. If you are unfamiliar with a river and its levels refer to AW, Riverbrain, or a local guidebook.
Colorado Whitewater offers a variety of kayaking classes for beginners, intermediate, women only, and even kids.
Our classes are taught by volunteer instructors, who are certified by the American Canoe Association (ACA). ACA-certification is the national standard for professional kayak instructors. We charge a fee for each class, which is used to pay for expenses such as class costs, instructor certification fees, and liability insurance.
2023 Course Schedule:
Click on the links below to learn more about our courses.
Refunds: Effective March 1, 2022, we will not be offering refunds for our pool instruction classes. We may be able to accommodate transferring your registration to another class. Please contact the Instruction Coordinator with questions.