With 158 rivers, Colorado has everything for kayaking and boating adventures. Colorado’s kayaking season usually starts in May and lasts through September, with the best rides available in May and June. August is more suitable for relaxing kayaking trips.
One of the most popular spots is Cache la Poudre River near Fort Collins. It has some exciting Class V rapids and narrow passages. Other attractive places include Gore Creek near Vail and Colorado River near Grand Junction.
If you really enjoy whitewater kayaking you must visit Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area. There are Class IV and V rapids, not for the faint-hearted or beginners.
If you are looking for more laid-back kayaking, check out Navajo Reservoir in Navajo State Park. The reservoir is big and kayaking is an excellent way to get around and enjoy its natural beauty.
Lake Pueblo is an easy kayaking spot for newbies and has rentals and plenty of facilities.