Outdoor Adventure Experience

Western Slope SUP is your ticket to adventure in the North Fork Valley. Our mission is to immerse you in the astounding natural beauty of the Western Slope, entertain, educate, and provide you with the skills needed to enjoy your stand up paddle board experience. A tour with Western Slope SUP is an opportunity to try something new, learn a little natural history, and most of all have fun in the sun! Now offering a variety of SUP, white water rafting and kayak adventures.

Lessons, Rental & Tours

Whether you choose a guided stand up paddle tour of the Gunnison River, a lesson at Crawford State Park, a whitewater rafting trip, or to rent a paddle board for the day, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience. Our guides are professionals who specialize in having fun. Our boards are the best available. Our rivers and lakes are world class.

In the heart of Wine Country

Long known as Colorado's West Elk Wine Country, this temperate valley is home to vineyards, orchards, and organic farms. Warm summer days compliment pleasant spring and fall weather to  produce Colorado's finest Pinot, Riesling and Chardonnay. Follow the West Elk Wine Trail to fully experience this amazing corner of Colorado.


A great trip for first timers. Bring your spirit of adventure, we provide the rest. We give you the confidence, skill, equipment, and clothing you need for a world class day on the river. The tour features calm water, class II rapids, wildlife and ancient archaeology. Come join us for an unforgettable time. There is no better place in Colorado to learn to SUP than the Gunnison River.

Half day: $79.00 adults, $69 age 12 and under

Full day: $119 adults, $99 age 12 and under

May through June is rafting season in the North Fork Valley. Our local rivers range from mellow family floats to adrenaline pounding class III whitewater. Our tours feature big mountain views, wildlife, and friendly guides. Join us for a one of a kind journey through the heart of the North Fork Valley!

North Fork Express: $45 adults, $35 age 12 and under

North Fork Half Day: $58 adults, $48 age 12 and under

Anthracite Creek: $68 adults, $58 age 12 and under

Learn to stand up paddle board with us at Crawford State Park. Amidst rolling hills, in view of 12,000 foot peaks and iconic Needle Rock, you will enjoy every minute on Crawford Reservoir. SUP is easier to learn and more fun than you could imagine. We will have you confidently standing and paddling in no time. Enjoy postcard views, warm Western Colorado sunshine, and learn a skill you will keep forever.

2 hour lesson: $65.00 adults, $55.00 age 12 and under

We are your one stop shop for river equipment rentals in the North Fork Valley. We carry many different paddle board designs, single and tandem inflatable kayaks, float tubes and rafts. Spend the day your way at Crawford State Park, Sweitzer Lake State Park, Paonia State Park, or one of the 300 Grand Mesa Lakes. Our rental packages include the craft of your choice, paddle and PFD.

Paddle boards start at $35

Inflatable kayaks start at $30

Float tube: $15

14’ Raft: $150

Canyons of the Gunnison River Tour. Colorado’s premeir stand up paddle adventure.

Half day, full day and overnight options available. Beginning at at $69.

Overnight Adventures

The ultimate stand up paddle experience. Learning to paddle through the inviting river canyons of Western Colorado by day, and spend your nights under the stars. All your needs are taken care of by your guides on these all inclusive expeditions. Expect first class SUP instruction, delicious meals and memories to last a lifetime.

2 and 3 day itineraries available, beginning at $219

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