Cool off this summer as you discover water sports in Aspen. Aspen is an incomparable destination with myriad outdoor adventures, with water activities being no exception.
Whether you love riding the rapids or you're just looking for a leisurely float down the river, there's a rafting adventure just for you. Come explore your options and choose between the Roaring Fork River, the Colorado River, and the Arkansas, three rivers that are right in our backyard. Check out Aspen Whitewater Rafting, Blazing Adventures or Elk Mountain Expeditions for great rafting options.
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
Mix it up with the sport that's all the rage, SUP! Our nearby rivers offer great opportunities for both beginners and SUP enthusiasts to get out there and get active. SUP is not only fun, but it can be a great work-out too. Stop by Four Mountain Sports for board, pump, paddle, helmet, and lifejacket rentals. If you're a newbie to the sport, Blazing Adventures and Aspen Kayak Academy offer lessons for all levels.
Kayaking more your speed? Try a group or private lesson with Aspen Kayak Academy and get the skills you need to have a fun, safe experience. Equipment, transportation and lunch are included for full-day participants. Thrill seekers and mild first timers welcome!
World-renowned fishing couldn't be more accessible- Gold Medal and Blue Ribbon waters are just minutes away and are available for fishing pretty much year-round. All your fishing needs can be met at Aspen Outfitting Company, known for their 40 years of experience with helping ensure excellent fishing experiences in the valley. Last but surely not least, make sure you have your fishing license and you're good to go!
Find out what we are doing in our How To Recreation video below to ensure a safe trip while you are out adventuring in Aspen. Your visit creates an environment for Aspen to thrive. Thank you for choosing our destination. Click here to download our full Visitor Resource Guide.
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