One of our favorite ways to beat the summer heat in Colorado is to make a splash at one of the many whitewater parks located in our state.

A whitewater park is simply a place where a river's natural flow has been modified to create drops, waves, and eddies with safe options for riders of any skill level.

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What Activities Can You Enjoy at a Colorado Whitewater Park?

Each one of the whitewater parks featured on the list below is open to kayakers, canoes, paddleboats, and rafts. Tubes are allowed at several places. Rivers flow highest in the springtime and are much faster earlier in the season.

Where are Colorado's Best Whitewater Parks?

Several whitewater parks have been created throughout Colorado. The most popular whitewater parks in Colorado include Durango Whitewater Park, Yampa Steamboat Town Run, Boulder Creek Whitewater CourseGunnison River Whitewater ParkPagosa Springs Whitewater ParkMontrose Water Sports ParkGlenwood Springs Whitewater ParkVail/ Avon Whitewater ParkPueblo Whitewater ParkBuena Vista Whitewater ParkSalida Whitewater Park, Confluence Park in Denver, and Clear Creek Whitewater Park.

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