Stand Up Paddle Board Tours in Salida, Colorado
SUP Board the Milk Run of the Arkansas River
Stand up paddle boarding is the fastest growing segment of the paddle sports industry and you will know why once you give it a try for yourself. Let one of our certified instructors show you how to stand, paddle and navigate the river on a Hala Stand Up Paddle Board. This mild whitewater trip starts seven miles up river from Downtown Salida Colorado at the Big Bend Recreation Site. There are some class II-III rapids (depending on flows), but there is plenty of flat water to practice in between rapids.
Minimum age 3 (depending on flows)
Departs from the Salida Adventure Hub
This Stand Up Paddle Board Tour is provided by River Runners, which has an outpost in the Salida Adventure Hub on the Arkansas River. Take out at the Salida Boat Ramp and walk back to the outpost to view photos.
When is the best time to Stand Up Paddle Board the Arkansas River?
The Salida Town Run offers the best SUP board experience during summer and fall. In high water years this section is more than just a float trip during peak runoff, but is still appropriate for younger families.
What to bring on your Salida Town Run raft trip
PFDs, helmets, paddles, splash gear, first aid, and all other safety equipment is included with the price of your Salida Town Run rafting trip. You may also want to bring base layers (such as polypro or other quick-dry fabrics), sun glasses (straps sold at River Runners), sun block, water bottle, and board shorts.