Paddle the mountains

Crested Butte and Gunnison are nestled high up in the mountains and home to many high alpine lakes, winding rivers, and close to the largest body of water in Colorado, the Blue Mesa Reservoir. Here are some of the most popular places to paddle in the area.

Lake Irwin

the slate river

emerald lake

lost lake

the blue mesa 

meridian lake

taylor reservoir

Gunnison River


The possibilities are endless in the Gunnison Valley! A majority of our clients float down a section of the Slate River or spend the day at Lake Irwin. The real question is, how big of an adventure do you want to go on? There are tons of high alpine lakes to explore, from Twin Lakes, Upper Lost Lake, both Green Lakes, Long Lake, and many more. Check out our map at the shop or give us a call to help you plan your next trip. There are plenty of lakes where you can pull up and paddle, or we can provide you with hiking packs and pumps for a different kind of adventure. How far would you go for an unforgettable experience?

To find out more, check out these links:

Travel Crested Butte SUP guide