Want to introduce your kids to the sport of paddleboarding in Colorado? Here are our suggestions for kid-friendly paddle boarding destinations. 

 

South Platte River (Littleton) 

Right across the highway from Chatfield State Park, this section of the South Platte River is super calm and shallow which makes it great for kids. The sandy bottom and many entry points make it super convenient as well. Its gentle flow is perfect for paddle boarding or even just floating on a tube. Littleton is a super cute town to grab some ice cream in afterwards as well!

 

Barr Lake State Park

Located just over 30 minutes away from downtown Denver, this beautiful front range lake is perfect for paddle boarding. Motorized boats are limited to trolling so the waters are calm for all paddling enthusiasts. The park also has many discovery trails and fishing opportunities to keep the kids occupied after their arms get tired. 

 

Snooks Bottom Open Space

For those on the western slope of Colorado, this Fruita reservoir is a great place for the little ones to paddle board. The water is only open to non-motor boats like kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards, so kids are able to paddle in calm waters. Snooks Bottom is located within the city limits which makes it a great place for an impromptu paddle or afternoon adventure. 

 

Sharing the beauty of outdoor activities with children is so important to us here at Gearo, so we hope these paddle location suggestions help. Don’t forget the sunscreen and lifejackets! 

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