Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-04-2009   #1
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2009
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 57
Nube looking for areas to practice roll, etc

Hey all-
Im just getting into the sport, and looking for some areas around glenwood that I can practice my roll and mess around a bit... any suggestions?

Also looking for calm sections of river where I can start to get used to my new boat and settle in.

I appreciate the help.

ldemuth6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009   #2
smurf's Avatar
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1992
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 118
Some people go up to Dotsero on the Colorado and learn in that section. You can go from there to Bair Ranch and it is mostly class I/II.

Another section to consider is the RF from C'dale to Iron bridge (also called pink to black)- class II

Also check out Grizzly to 2 Rivers. Mostly class II.

When you get more proficient, the Cemetary section on the RF through Glenwood is a great learning stretch (II/III). Put in at Iron Bridge and take out at 2 rivers.

Then hit Shoshone when you've got a solid roll.

You can also call the Glenwood Community Center to see if they have any roll clinics available. I don't know if the kayak shop is still doing them.

Good luck and welcome to paddling. It'll change your life for the better!

smurf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009   #3
Rschap's Avatar
Grand Junction, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2009
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 133
My wife and I have been going to the state parks here in Grand Junction. They have 5 paddle only lakes here but we mostly go to connected lakes. I don’t know if there is one near you but Riffle Gap allows all boats and it’s less of a drive. If you’re interested we’re new and also working on the role if you have the time to drive down here sometime. You can also look on the state park web site and see if they have one near you Colorado State Parks Home - Colorado State Parks
Rschap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009   #4
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 11
smurf's got it dead on. don't touch Shoshone until it's under 2K... Rolls are always best practiced in the pool & then perfected on the river. Sean at Alpine Sports (Edwards) is a great resource as is Jason Moore (a friend of Sean's). Both solid paddlers and folks you should get to know...
downriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009   #5
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2009
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 57
cheers guys,

I appreciate the info!
ldemuth6 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Roll practice in Lyons Saturday Afternoon? schubutt Kayaking | Trip Planner 0 07-09-2008 01:03 PM
Anyone up for roll practice in Lyons area Saturday afternoon? schubutt Whitewater Kayaking 0 07-08-2008 10:57 AM
Roll practice tonight Iluvsloths Whitewater Kayaking 0 08-31-2006 03:43 PM
good areas for beginners Bandemer Whitewater Kayaking 16 06-22-2005 11:31 AM
Areas that need wood removal... Cheyenne Whitewater Kayaking 10 03-31-2005 03:15 PM

» Classified Ads
Wavesport Super EZ

posted by MaxInTexas

There is a lot of life left in this Super Ez. No major...

AT kayak paddle

posted by marilyn anderson

AT kayak paddle approx 191cm

Jackson Karma Taverse 10...

posted by Rendezvous River Sports


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.