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Canoe / Kayak / Raft / Paddleboard


Canoeing, kayaking and rafting are easily adaptable activities with plenty of opportunities for fun. Our instructors work with participants to determine the best way to enjoy time on the water, ranging from tranquil float trips to whitewater excursions.

Our water programs take place at various lakes and rivers in and near the Gunnison Valley, including Lake Irwin, Blue Mesa Reservoir and the multi-day lower Gunnison River expedition. We offer full-day adventures as well as multiple-day expeditions that include paddling and water skills instruction. Give us a call and our staff can help you find the best water adventure for you.

Please note, our rafting season will be closed after July 10th this year due to low water flows.


For all water programs, participants should wear non-cotton clothing that dries quickly and bring a water bottle, extra layers, and sunscreen. Please wear shoes with a heel strap.


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Private lessons are for individuals with disabilities/special needs or family members who want one-on-one instruction. Group lessons are for individuals who do not need private instruction and have similar ability as others in the group.

Instructor-to-participant ratios are at the discretion of the Adaptive Sports Center and may vary by activity. Ratios are based on overall requirements of the participant(s) experience, complexities of necessary adaptations, overall activity risk management, logistics and the unique overall group management needs. Please call with any questions you may have.

Full Day - Instructor : Participant ratio 
$195 each - 1:1
$155 each - 1:2
$120 each - 1:3
$110 each - 1:4
$100 each - 1:5
$95 each - 1:6+
Half Day- Instructor : Participant ratio
$145 each - 1:1 
$115 each - 1:2
$95 each - 1:3
$85 each - 1:4
$75 each - 1:5
$70 each - 1:6+

Veterans, Military and First Responders
$50 each – This pricing is made possible through our Operation Rise and Conquer program.


Full Day 
Full day sessions meet at 9:15am. 

Half Day 
Morning sessions meet at 9:15 a.m. Afternoon sessions meet at 12:45 p.m.

$100/per person/per night. Additional fees may apply.