It's one of our Top Ten favorite outdoor activities in Western Colorado. Standup Paddle Boarding. There are plenty of places in Grand Junction that offer you a chance to get out on a paddleboard. Today we will look at some of the best spots in the area to find calm waters to paddle on.

Where is your favorite place to Standup Paddle Board? Scroll through the options in and around Grand Junction below, including a few places that can help you get your hands on equipment if you don't have any.

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The best part of SUP is that it's actually very easy to learn. With some training, you'll be able to pretty much master the board in a couple of hours. Any shape, size, or fitness level can enjoy Standup with a little practice. Did you know Grand Junction even has its own training area for Standup Paddling? The Butterfly Pond at Los Colonias is not for swimming, but it is meant as an area to train on a Standup board or a kayak.

Places in Grand Junction, Colorado to Stand Up Paddle Board

You won't have to travel very far to find an amazing place to paddle over the waters of Western Colorado than the Grand Valley. Let's take a look at a few of the places closest to home:

Learn to Standup Paddle at Grand Junction's Butterfly Pond

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Standup Paddle the Colorado River at Los Colonias in Grand Junction

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  • Location: Riverfront Park @ Los Colonias
  • Address: 2735 Riverside Pkwy, Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • Equipment Rental: On-Site
  • Find Out More: Grand Junction Riverfront
  • Directions to the Riverfront

Standup Paddle on Deep Ward Lake on top of Colorado's Grand Mesa

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Standup Paddleboard the Colorado River in Horsethief Canyon

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Horsethief Canyon Google Street View
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Standup Paddle at Colorado's Highline Lake State Park

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Highline Lake Google Street View
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Standup Paddle at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park

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Places That Rent Standup Paddle Board Equipment in Grand Junction, Colorado

Tap the links below to visit some of the locations in Grand Junction that will rent you Standup Paddleboard equipment for the day or the weekend. Don't forget your sunscreen.

If you have a favorite place in Western Colorado to Standup Paddleboard let us know on our station app. Just open the app chat feature to text or talk to the studio.

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